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Fun Summer Sensory Activities

Sensory has to do with our senses—taste, smell, touch, hearing, and sight. Our bodies respond differently to various types of sensory stimulation. For some people, their bodies process different sensory stimulations without any problems. For others, their bodies may have trouble processing sensory. When we engage in activities, we get sensory feedback. This feedback can help to teach tolerance of sensory and also a variety of skills. The Summer is officially here, and we want to share fun Summer sensory activities that you and your family can enjoy.

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There are so many activities to plan and do that incorporate sensory (just about everything has to do with sensory). These sensory activities can be a lot of fun and address all kinds of skills and behaviors. Sensory activities can also open the doors to creativity, free play, and awesome messiness! Ready to dive in?

Here are some fun, Summer sensory activities:

  1. Shaving cream
  2. Sand treasure hunt
  3. Water sensory table
  4. Finger painting
  5. Ziplock painting
  6. Water beads
  7. Gardening
  8. Slime
  9. Fun with food
  10. Sensory bottle

To contain the awesome messiness that might happen, you can lay down a shower curtain liner and use aprons for easy clean-up.

Ziplock Painting! – Google Images

Sensory activities tend to be more purposeful, allowing for more skills to be learned and exploration to occur. They can also help make not-so-fun stuff, like homework or practicing skills over the summer, a lot more fun. Check out this site for more ideas and easy step-by-step guides. Don’t limit your imagination, there are hundreds of cool activities to do to make this a Summer to remember.

At Shaping Change, we love to incorporate sensory activities into what we do! Contact us to learn more.