This is part of a series of posts about indoor sensory activities for preschoolers. Other posts in the series include: Indoor Activities for Preschoolers- Quick!, Let's Bounce! Indoor Active Toys, Kitchen Sensory Activities, and the Printable Sensory Activities List. During times when my [...]Continue Reading
Our Top Sensory Activities
for Toddlers, Preschoolers and Big Kids
Sensory activities are engaging, fun and often calming for kids. Our children come into this world wired to find out about their surroundings. By providing sensory experiences we enhance their development, and often help them regulate emotions by giving their growing brains exactly what they’re craving.
Start Here for a printable list of Top Sensory Activities for Kids:
This printable list includes simple sensory activities for all ages of kids. When my middle son was a toddler he had an OT to help us with sensory integration. I made this printable list at the time because often I was so tired that even remembering simple sensory activities that would be helpful for him was really challenging. These activities are naturally engaging for most kids and don’t require anything fancy.
Sensory Activities Save the Day
Having a few sensory activities tucked away that you can pull out when kids are getting restless can really save the day. Look through the posts in this category to find a creative sensory play idea to try today.
BBP Sensory Play Tip:
Once you’ve figured out a few simple sensory activities that your child really likes, you can create a storage area with all of the supplies in it so you can grab something exciting to do for your child at a moments notice. We have a cupboard (with a toddler lock on it to avoid major spills). It includes items like a bin of rice – play dough and play dough tools – plus bubble wrap, Party Blowouts and bubbles.
For any of these that involve mess, you might want to check out our Tips for Cleaning Up and Containing Messy Sensory Activities