The Best Sensory Activities for International Creativity Month
As International Creativity Month continues, we are sharing the best sensory activities for your preschooler. Try out these fun and easy-to-do activities at home with your little one. Sensory activities are a crucial key to your child’s early development as they continue to expand their imagination and academic growth.
Alphabet Car Wash Sensory Bin
Your little one will love this bubbly bin of ABC fun. Fill a bin with a foam of your choice (shaving cream works best), as your preschooler works through sorting and cleaning from A-Z.
Rainbow Loom Sensory Bottle
We love a fun calming bottle so this colorful take is a must. Landing on our list as one of the best sensory activities for creativity month is an easy to do craft. This activity just needs a water bottle (Voss is best) and a pack of rainbow loom. Oh and water of course!
Frozen Pom Poms
Brrr! These frozen pom poms make for a very “cool” sensory activity. All you will need to do to create this fun craft for your little one after freezing the pom poms is a bin and cup. This particular activity provides your child a sense of cold and texture.
For an activity that introduces a range of textures, stick with this craft. These texture sticks can be made using textures of your choice that can be glued to popsicle sticks. Focus on textures that relate to winter for a fun themed take.
Jelly Soap Foam
Another easy to do craft, this jelly soap foam activity is full of extra clean fun. Mix together dish soap, jelly crystals, and warm water to have a rainbow of joy for your preschooler.
Dino Dig Ice Excavation
Dig into this dinosaur fun! The Dino Dig Ice Excavation combines science with sensory for educational play. Prepare this activity with a few dinosaur toys frozen in a bowl of ice. Your child will need just a few excavation tools to dig out the dinos for this sensational craft!
What combines gooey, squishy, and fun into one colorful craft? Oobleck does! Another craft that is equal parts science and sensory, it is also both a solid and liquid sensory activity. Click the link for what to do, and if you don’t know what Oobleck is, you’ll find the definition there too.
It’s pasta time! Turn noodles into a colorful rainbow extravaganza that your little one will love. Color your preferred assortment of noodles with food coloring and use soap to male the cloud foam. This sensory play is sure to spark your child’s imagination.
Mooo-ve on over regular milk, we are making way for this vibrant sensory play. For this craft, combine milk (almond or cow’s milk is best for thickness), dish soap, and food coloring to a cooking dish. All your preschooler will need is a utensil like a q-tip to make their own rainbow swirls.
Scented Finger Paint
We smell an even funner way for your preschooler to finger paint. Create your scented colors using yogurt and kool-aid (or comparable packets) for a safe and yummy way to craft.