Engage in sensory play and stimulate your kids’ six senses with these 3 fun-filled, artistic activities!
Color it Up
- Add food colors to the container and pour in one cup of rice.
- Put the lid on and shake it until the rice is completely covered in color. Air dry it and continue the process with different colors.
- Your children can use these multicolored rice in making scenery or in other artistic activities.
- You can ask them to measure the weight of the rice by putting it into different sized containers with different dimensions written on it.
- Fine motor, control and coordination
- Imagination and creativity
Dig it Up
Have flashcards with the names of shapes and colors of the object.
- Ask your children to scoop and sort by color and/or shape!
- Use buttons, blocks, geometrical objects – Hide the objects under the aquarium rocks or pebbles. Ask your children to use their hands and find what’s on the cards.
- Add other props and toys to the sensory bin to encourage creative and sensory exploration.
- Fine Motor, Control and Coordination
- Scissor skills
- Mathematics: recognizing shapes and their characteristics
The Mixed Beans Treasure Tub
- Hide toys in the beans for the children to find.
- Ask them to bury hands or feet in the beans to engage them in sensory play.
- Ask them to use cups and spoons to scoop, stir and pour while performing the task.
- Place a big blanket/sheet under the sensory bin and have the children scoop out the beans and pour into small containers.
- Pour the beans out on the sheet and enjoy the sensory experience of pushing around the beans to make roads through them. Add toy cars to drive around in the bumpy beans.
- Fine Motor Development
- Hand-Eye Coordination and Control
- Spatial Awareness – experimenting with shape and space
- Language Development