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Here are some fun and educational sensory activities for your child to do smiley

 

Rainbow Clean Mud

Rainbow Clean Mud 1
Rainbow Clean Mud 2

You will need:

  • Toilet roll (if you can spare any!)
  • Bar of white/ivory soap
  • Cheese grater
  • Finger paints/ food colouring
  • Water

Directions:

  • Tear up toilet roll into little shreds (for this batch 2 rolls were used)
  • Add 4 cups of water and mix into toilet roll
  • Grate the bar of soap using the cheese grater
  • Add grated soap to the toilet paper and water mixture and mix together well.
  • Separate into however many colours you want and add the finger paint/ food colouring to it.
  • Finished. Now you can play with your clean rainbow mud!

Rainbow Slime!

Rainbow Slime!  1

You will need:

 

Directions:

  • Combine equal parts of liquid starch and PVA glue and mix well to combine.
  • Separate into small batches (how ever many colours you want to do)
  • Mix the colours in immediately and that’s it! You’re ready for rainbow slime sensory play.

Salt sensory play

Salt sensory play 1
Salt sensory play 2

Spread salt with a few drops of food colouring on a tray and give your child a utensil to mix. 

The salt can also be used for mark making and letter formation.

Don't forget to send us your pictures of your child working at home. smiley 

Rainbow Scavenger Hunt

Rainbow Scavenger Hunt 1 What does it feel like? What does it smell like?

Can your adult help you find these objects?

 

Take some photos and email them in so they can be uploaded onto the school website! Let your friends see what you've been up to! angel

Add the Water Beads to a bowl of water and watch them grow! How do they feel? Let us know!

Add the Water Beads to a bowl of water and watch them grow! How do they feel? Let us know! 1

Bubble blowing

Bubble blowing 1

Materials

  • Small Plastic Cup
  • Straw
  • Water
  • Washing up liquid
  • Food Colouring (optional)

Instructions

  1. Fill the small plastic cup with water about half full.
  2. Add 2 or 3 drops of washing up liquid and one drop of food colouring (optional) to the water.
  3. Swirl it all around with the straw until it's mixed.
  4. You're all ready now, Just make sure you remind your child to blow out of the straw and not suck in!

Texture balloons 🎈🎈

Texture balloons 🎈🎈 1

These tactile sensory balloons are a great way for sensory avoiders to experience textures without touching them directly.


Ideas for items to fill your texture balloons with:

  • cornstarch.
  • coffee beans or coffee grounds.
  • water beads.
  • water.
  • salt.
  • slime.
  • playdough.
  • Rice/pasta (if you can spare some!)
  • whatever else your imagination can come up with.

Ice candle holders

To make the ice candles. Salvage a couple of yogurt pots (we used a  big pot and small mousse pot with lip chopped off). Fill the big one  1\3 with water. Centralise little pot inside big one and weigh down with stones. Children can delicately put loads of flowers and foliage down the sides. Freeze for a few hours. To get the candle holders out, fill the inner pot with warm water and pull out, run warm water over the outer pot and tip ice out gently. Pop a lit tealight on a plate and place the ice around it (holes are in the top and bottom of them). Super easy and really impressive 😁 I'd reccomend using them outside as they will melt and make a lovely puddle surprise

 

I can't take credit for the idea but do share your pics if you make them x

Bubble fun: bowl of water with bubble bath/ washing up liquid in with favourite water toy.

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Playdough Construction

Playdough Construction 1

Letter and number formation in shaving foam

Letter and number formation in shaving foam 1
Letter and number formation in shaving foam 2
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