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Here's a fun sensory-friendly activity that is great on a snow day! Let your child explore snow and temperature with their own sensory snow table.
Blind babies may need help learning how to interact with and be actively involved in their environment. You can build your own active learning play space so your baby can learn through hands-on learning in a structured play space.
Looking for a great present for a blind or visually impaired child? How about giving them the gift of a sensory activity! Learn how to make (and give!) homemade edible Kool-Aid play dough.
Find out how to make your own stackable sound blocks out of Gerber baby food containers. They are easy to make and fun to play with!
Ivan's Occupational Therapist suggested finding simple activities he could do that would require him to use one hand to stabilize while the other hand is engaged. Making a Bead Container is a super simple and inexpensive way to do just that!
This is a super simple recipe for homemade nontoxic slime. It's perfect for kids who tend to put things in their mouth while they play because it's safe! It's still gooey and sticky... but it's totally safe to play with.
Making your own ball pit at home is a great way to entertain the kids on a cold winter day. It's also a wonderful multi-sensory activity for special needs kids!
Cindy King writes about creating a quilt of many textures for her son Victor who is blind. He loves all the different types of fabric! Cindy will also make a quilt for you!
In this experiment we learn about HOT and COLD! This is a great way to encourage your child to touch, think and explore. It's also a wonderful activity to encourage communication and language comprehension. We're not just saying the words "hot" and "cold," we're really feeling it!
Baking in the kitchen is a great sensory and learning experience for children who are blind. This recipe for no-bake peanut butter bars is both easy and tasty! A fun first recipe for kids.
Hide toys and shapes under sugar then use a paint brush to find them. This is a fun and easy sensory game - and find tips on how to make it more accessible for kids with low vision!
Ever thought about making a tactile matching game? This is a great activity for blind children. All you need is a collection of cleaned plastic snack cups and a few items to glue inside them and you've got a fun matching game that can be played with or without sight!
Just take a sponge, cut it up and tie the pieces together to make a sponge ball... and now you have a fun toy to play with in the bath or pool!
Looking for a project that's sticky, messy, crunchy, soft and scented all in one? Making baked cotton balls is such an easy activity plus it's great fun for a rainy afternoon.
Gardening is a very hands-on endeavor and children with visual impairments need the opportunity to get their hands into as many different real-world activities as possible, so how about starting a gardening project?