Sensory Activities for Kids
As much as my kids and I love playing in the snow, after a couple months we are yearning for some warm sunshine again. Looking for great sensory activities for kids? This fun little indoor activity helps kids remember spring and summer and look forward to the changing of the seasons!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
-9×13 baking dish (or any deep household container you may have on hand)
-white 8×10 paper
WHAT TO DO: On the white paper, draw pictures of spring and summer items (butterfly, bird, green grass, swing, sunshine, flower, rainbow, ant, etc.) Keep a list of the items you have drawn handy.
Place the paper into the baking dish and cover it with a 1-2 inch layer of flour as snow. Tell your child that you are going to find summer through the snow.
Call out one of your summer items to your little one and let them explore the flour, moving it around to try to find the picture of the item you have called out.
Once they have found the correct picture, make sure the flour is covering the paper entirely before calling out the next picture to find. Repeat the process until your child has found all the pictures!
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-After all the pictures have been found, use this as a memory game. Can they remember where the sun was? The flower?
-Have several papers made with different pictures that you can switch out to play again and again.
-For the younger child or a child that has limited arm or hand movement, draw only 2-3 large pictures on the paper and limit the amount of flour you add for easier finding.
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Bilateral coordination, cognitive skills, fine motor skills, midline crossing, sensory integration, social skills, visual motor integration, visual perceptual skills
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Emma @ P is for Preschooler says
This looks fun (but messy!) My 4-year-old loves to play with flour! And on a completely unrelated not, whoever’s hands are in the pic, I love their nail polish design :)
Hi Emma! We do love a good mess here at the treehouse! You could also substitute salt for a slightly less dusty/powdery/messy sensory experience! And those cute little nails belong to Pam’s sweet daughter! :)