Give the Gift of a Sensory Activity!

a birthday present for Ivan

It can be tough to come up with good ideas for gifts for kids who are blind. Does the child have light perception? What do they like to do? Are they a music fan?

So much depends on the child and sometimes, if you’re not a close family member, you might not really know what their likes and dislikes are.

So here’s a new idea… how about giving the gift of a sensory activity?

My son loves to do things much more than play with any toy. Take him to the park or bounce with him on the trampoline and he’s happy. He likes moving his body or making things with his hands. And he loves to get involved in the kitchen!

So here’s an idea for the perfect gift for blind or visually impaired kids who like to be active and enjoy sensory fun!

(And of course a big THANK YOU to Alli for giving this gift to Ivan for his 9th birthday. He loved it!)


Making an Edible Kool-Aid Play Dough Present

First, you’ll need to get all the ingredients together for this activity and place them in a large plastic bowl.


Ingredients for Kool-Aid play dough

What You’ll Need:

  • a large plastic bowl
  • small bag of flour
  • salt
  • cream of tartar
  • assorted individual packages of Kool-Aid
  • vegetable oil
  • cellophane

  • ribbons for making it festive!


Pack everything in your big bowl and wrap it up in cellophane. Tie with ribbons to make it all very pretty and cheerful.

Include instructions on how to make the Kool-Aid play dough you can write this up on a card yourself or download our printable card.

Want to know how to make the play dough yourself? Here are the instructions….


How to Make Your Kool-Aid Play Dough:

  1. Mix dry ingredients in a large saucepan.
  2. Slowly add water mixed with oil and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens to dough (about 10 minutes).
  3. Turn out onto heatproof surface and knead until cool enough for you child to handle.
  4. Have fun!


having fun with play dough!


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