Kids Sensory Play

Tips and Ideas to improve Sensory Integration.
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the instructions for how to make an ice cream sundae with two hands and one hand holding
Sensory Ice Play
Your kids will love this frozen sensory activity! 1. Place toys/friends in the bowl (We used Mr. Potato Head pieces to make this a sensory activity as well as a speech + language game too!), 2. Fill an @ezpzfun bowl with cold water, 3. Place the bowl in the freezer for 2 hours. When you remove the bowl from the freezer, bend the sides of the silicone & pop out your glacier. Kids can watch the glacier melt in the sun or slowly pour warm water over it to rescue their frozen friends!
Disneyland Sensory Bin
Check out my Disneyland sensory bin I made for my older kiddos who are heading there for spring break. We have to get them ready for all the fun sensory input they will be exposed to! Do you do sensory bins with your kids? *This bin is for older kiddos since popcorn kernels are a choking risk for younger kids. #MsDawnSLP
SENSORY BUBBLE FOAM
Shaving Cream Cards
DIY boxing balloons
a child's hand holding a blue plastic fork over a black paper with colorful fireworks on it
Toddler Sensory Craft
Are you looking for a craft to keep your kids occupied for the winter break and belatedly celebrate New Year’s too? Check out our fork painting with the @ezpzfun Mini Fork that I designed! Fork sensory art is a fun twist on painting with a paintbrush. And it's a great way to get your toddlers to practice holding a fork! This craft is perfect for parents and #SLPeeps and #OTpeeps too! What crafts are you doing during the break? #MsDawnSLP
Get Toddlers to Talk!
As a speech-language pathologist, I use the @InspiraSpark Hativity to help toddlers learn to talk! Hativity® comes in several colors, sizes, and two styles: a Sun Hat or a Winter Hat. The hats have six sewn-in Velcro squares, allowing a child to personalize their hats by attaching their Collection Patches. I'm using their Fall Collection, which consists of a pumpkin, candy corn, an owl, Fall leaves, a scarecrow, and a skull. Your kids will love this hat and all their different patch collections!
a child's hand pointing to a drawing of a face with peas on it
Sensory Food Play
Sensory food play is important because it helps your toddler engage with their senses to help future learning. When sensory play is focused on food, it becomes even more stimulating because food (and mealtime) is the ultimate sensory experience! In this feeding activity, we drew a picture, placed it in a plastic sheet protector, and explored different temperatures of peas (frozen, room temperature & warm). After playing with peas and talking about them, guess who ate them? Yes!
many different activities to play with in the process of making an art project for kids
Home - Kiddie Matters
Bubble-blowing is a great activity for lip rounding, but sometimes mama needs her hands free! One of my outdoor summer hacks is to attach your kiddo's bubble container to an outside chair, table, or post with zip ties. That way, it doesn’t tip, fall, or spill, then you can refill it all summer long! Bonus: You'll have your hands free to enjoy a glass of sangria. You're welcome. What's your fav summer "mommy drink"? #MsDawnSLP
Bubble-Blowing Hack
Bubble-blowing is a great activity for lip rounding, but sometimes mama needs her hands free! One of my outdoor summer hacks is to attach your kiddo's bubble container to an outside chair, table, or post with zip ties. That way, it doesn’t tip, fall, or spill, then you can refill it all summer long! Bonus: You'll have your hands free to enjoy a glass of sangria. You're welcome. What's your fav summer "mommy drink"? #MsDawnSLP
Ocean Sensory Bath For Kids 🐠
a child's hand is drawing on a piece of paper next to cups and pencils
Sensory Activity
I often give my kiddos a quick sensory break during feeding therapy. When I do, I usually choose coloring on the @ezpzfun Play Mat because it provides a lot of sensory input, and it easily holds broken crayons in the flower compartment. The short or broken crayons I offer my kiddos help them place crayons between their thumb and index finger. This movement provides carryover for feeding skills by strengthening the pincer grasp. Do you practice coloring with your kids? #MsDawnSLP