Sensory Activities

Multi-sensory activities encourage children to interact with the world in several ways, using touch, sight, sound and taste, often all in the same activity!

Ivan relaxing in his body sock.

Sensory Activities

Body Socks: 10 Fun Sensory Play Activities for Kids

Body socks are incredibly versatile and can be both calming or stimulating, depending on how you use them.

A girl on her belly on a scooter board reaches for rings.

Sensory Activities

Scooter Board Activities: 18 Sensory Play Ideas for Kids

Scooter boards provide sensory input and limitless options for play. They promote cognitive, speech, and motor development while encouraging self-regulation.

Baby sitting on a chair at home is grabbing food inside the bowl.

Sensory Activities

21 DIY Sensory Activities for Infants

We've gathered some effortless, inexpensive ways to create a variety of sensory play activities for you and your little one to enjoy.

Sensory experiences for autistic boy.

Product Reviews, Sensory Activities

The 10 Best Sensory Toys for Autism of 2022

There are many sensory toys for children with special needs that will help develop their sensory systems as well as being fun. Here are a few of the best!

Ocean sensory table idea.

Sensory Activities

12 Seasonal Sensory Table Ideas for Hands-On Learning

A sensory table is a container and table in one where you can set up fun materials for your child to explore and learn using their hands.

Upset toddler having a meltdown.

Behavior, Sensory Activities

Sensory Meltdown Survival Guide for Parents

There are many remedies to handle your child’s sensory meltdown. They vary based on the environment and the type of sensitivities your child experiences. 

A little boy outside playing with water beads.

Sensory Activities

Water Beads: 7 Fun Sensory Play Activities for Kids

Water bead sensory play is ideal for children 5+ years old and can help kids develop fine and gross motor, language, and social skills.

A stepping stone path in a sensory garden.

Sensory Activities, Special Needs

Creating a Sensory Garden for Your Special Needs Child

Anyone can benefit from the sensory experiences in a garden, but sensory gardens are particularly ideal for children with special needs.

little girl on a platform swing

Sensory Activities, Special Needs

The 8 Best Sensory Swings for Kids with Special Needs

Sensory swings can create a relaxing space for any child, but they are particularly useful for children with special needs.

Sensory toys

Product Reviews, Sensory Activities

The 9 Best Sensory Toys for Toddlers of 2022

We've rounded up the nine best sensory toys for toddlers to help you decide what experience will best suit your child.

little boy with a bubble tube

Behavior, Sensory Activities

Make Your Own Sensory Room on a Budget

A sensory room is a special space where children with sensory processing disorders or other sensory impairments can focus on limited sensory stimuli.

accessible sensory play kits for kids who are blind

Sensory Activities, Toys

7 Best Accessible Sensory Play Kits for Kids who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Accessible sensory activity kits for blind children are easier to find than you might think and we've been through a lot of them!

a prototype of the learning blanket with six panels

Fine and Gross Motor, Sensory Activities

The Learning Blanket: Tactile Activity Blankets & Pillows for Visually Impaired Kids

The Learning Blanket creates interactive blankets and pillows for kids who are blind, each containing visual, sensory, tactile and educational activities.

Sensory Activities

Make Your Own Spring Flower Arrangement!

It's time to celebrate spring! Learn how to make a beautiful spring flower arrangment with your child. It's easy and fun!

How to Host a Sensory Play Party for Visually Impaired Kids

Sensory Activities

How to Host a Sensory Play Party for Visually Impaired Kids

If your child has a sensory impairment like blindness should you still search out sensory play activities? Absolutely! Learn how to make sensory play accessible and host a sensory play...

multi-colored neon glow sticks

Light Play, Sensory Activities, Toys

Top 10 Light Toys Under $10

It may seem like $10 won't get you much these days when it comes to toys and entertainment, and especially therapy aids, but here you'll find the best light toys...

Homemade Light Box

Light Play, Sensory Activities

Best DIY Light Table Tutorials & Ideas

Have you ever considered making your own light table or light box? Here you'll find five of the best DIY light table tutorials, ranked from the more difficult and complex...

child's hand finger painting

Sensory Activities, Toys

The Best Sensory Play Toys for Visually Impaired Kids

We've collected the best sensory toys for blind kids! Find tactile toys, sound toys, scented toys, tasty toys, light toys and vestibular toys.

blue weighted blanket

Sensory Activities

SensaCalm: Weighted Blankets, Wraps, Lap Pads & More

SensaCalm sells high-quality weighted blankets, wraps, lap pads, and more with customizable options and in a variety of colors and prints.

child sitting on red wobble chair at desk

Behavior, Sensory Activities

Kore Wobble Stool: A Chair for Kids Who Can’t Sit Still!

The Kore Wobble Stool design gently rolls with your child's natural movements, so he or she stays supported and comfortable while they wiggle around.

DIY stay put play spaces

Fine and Gross Motor, Sensory Activities

Hold Everything: “Stay-Put” Play Spaces for Infants and Young Children with Sensory Impairments and Other Special Needs

This guide provides you with DIY Stay-Put play spaces for infants and developmentally young children with sensory impairments and other special needs.

Madilyn at Build-a-Bear

Play, Sensory Activities

Build-a-Bear Workshop: A Multi-Sensory Experience!

Ivan went to Build-a-Bear with his friend Madilyn and they had a great time building bears! This is a perfect activity for kids with special needs.

A girl comparing two bags

Fine and Gross Motor, Sensory Activities

Make Your Own Tactile Comparing Bag

Are you looking for ways for your blind child or student to experience tactual exploration in a safe, confined space? Then let me show you how to make your own...

Sensory Scavenger Hunt

Sensory Activities

How to Organize a Sensory Nature Scavenger Hunt

Get your kids outside! Here's a list of nature sensory scavenger hunts along with a few tips and tools to entice every kid to get out and discover nature.