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Sensory Materials and Ideas

Sensory Materials and Ideas

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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.

25 sensory box ideas

25 Sensory Tray Ideas - Dirt and Boogers

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.

DIY Light Table

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

  • Kimberly Jenks
    Kimberly Jenks

    I made one of these with pictures of family members. It was fun.

  • Robin's Resources
    Robin's Resources

    I should do this as a writing project with my resource students.

Cut up pipe-cleaners and place them in a bottle. Use a magnet to manipulate them.

Pre-school Play: Discovery Bottles

Marbles and Golf Tees

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

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

{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?

Number's Freeze Dance

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.

Free screener of handwriting proficiency from Handwriting Without Tears

bang bang bang away...

matching/memory game

Check out this homemade tunnel with lights. love it.

The Golden Gleam: Color Obstacle Course

A list of three-minute brain breaks for when students have the wiggles or the sillies

20 Three-Minute Brain Breaks

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

Recycled Maracas

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.

  • Kelly Hylton
    Kelly Hylton

    This is awesome!

Where are the sensory problems?

Savvy Advocate Mom and More: Be a Sensory Detective