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Sensory activities for the children.x

Hello Readers ,

I hope your well. Some may believe that children learn best by exploring through everyday life and having the experience of different senses they come across. We all use our senses to explore objects,  tasting food and how things look. Children can be as creative as they like during sensory play using their imagination to give objects a purpose. Children can use sensory play as soothing activity to calm themselves down. As well as  being a soothing activity children can use sensory play to develop their own iterests and bring them to life. 

Here are some sensory activties you can do with your children ;

Bottle tops and bubbles - water play is always a fun activity for the children especially on our warmer days. Fill up a sink with water and bubbles and place different sized bottle tops in the water. Children can empty and pour the water with bottle tops and see what objects float and what dont.

Squash paint bags - in a sealable bag put different primary paint colours and let your child spread them using different items around the home such as rolling pins , spoons , their hands , bottles and potatoe mashers. They can see how the colours mix and spread.

Shaving foam play - you can squirt shaving foam onto table or into bowls and let your child get stuck in. Your child will love to get messy. To make this educational you can add letters or numbers and encourage your child to verbally recognise them. You can even add paint and change the colour of the foam.

Make your own shakers - in an old plastic bottle, you can put different items in the bottle such as dried pasta , colourful beads , screws, buttons and dried rice. Ensure that lid is glued on securely and tightly so no items escape the jar or your child can not open the jar.

Cooked pasta and spaghetti play - when the pasta has cooled down you can add food colouring or paint (if your child doesnt eat it) to give the pasta different colours. Provide your child with scissors so they can cut up the pasta. See if your child uses kitchen utensils and serves you food up. Letting your child cut up the pasta will develop their control with scissors and their fine motor skills. 

All of these activities will spark your child's curiosity and engage them into new experience.

Happy sensory play

Love Mamma x


  1. Kids do love to be messy! My grands would be all about that shaving cream!

  2. They certainly do , shaving foam is so fun for them to play in , I like to give them paint brushes to mark make too x


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