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Sensory Materials and Ideas

Sewing Tutorial: How to Make a Weighted Blanket (Sensory Friendly) from Mama Smiles

I Like to Move it, Move it! [ORIGINAL] Great for when you need a wiggle break.

AWESOME! Work on PENCIL GRASP..Great kit you can put together yourself or purchase! Love it!

A grip for those with poor finger movement/grip/ataxia. A large wooden bead, a rubber washer, and a textured grip cut in half.

Get out the camera, props and computer for DIY I Spy books. Learning & fun!!

Weighted pencils can be beneficial for students who do not press hard enough when writing or for students who have poor body awareness & need additional proprioceptive input to increase awareness of their hand.

Roll your way to a brain break.

Roll Some Fun Freebie

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DIY Rain Stick -fill a dry empty bottle with a box of toothpicks. Add rice (uncooked) to the bottle leaving an empty space of about 1 1/2 inches at the top. Seal the lid. As you gently turn the bottle, the rice falls through the toothpicks, sounding like rain.

Beads and Play Dough or thera-putty are great sensory activities.

Play Dough and Beads - Fine Motor Fun

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{Exploring the Senses in Your Own Backyard} This list of what to plant to enhance your child's gardening experience based on their 5 senses is *awesome*. What a clever idea! What are you planting this spring?

Free printable for Brain Breaks - roll a die for each column and perform the brain break. Encourages using both sides of the body, physical movement and alerting activities. Great for in school for quick movement breaks or indoor recess.

So relaxing....even works on SmartBoard. I love playing with this.

Sensory aid - slide a PVC pipe over bungi cord and attach to desk legs. Student can keep feet busy while still paying attention and staying on task.