Sensory Ideas

Recipes

Play DoughPlay Dough

What you need

  • 2 cups of plain flour
  • 4 tablespoons of cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Food colouring – optional
  • Essences(lemon, peppermint, fudge) – optional
  • Spices(cinnamon, cloves etc) – optional
  • Cocoa powder (for mud dough)

How to do it

Add the flour, cream of tartar, cooking oil, salt and you choice of colouring along with any essence or spices. Mix together, do not add anything else to the mix, it may look quite wet and sticky as you mix but as it dries it will stiffen. Take out of the bowl and knead to finish.

GloopGloop

What you need

  • Cornflour
  • Water
  • Food colouring (optional)
  • Flavoured essence (optional)

How to do it

Combine the water and cornflour until the desired consistency is achieved. Colouring and essence can also be added if required.

Ice MarblesIce marbles

What you need

  • Balloons
  • Water
  • Food colouring
  • A freezer!

How to do it

Place a few drops of colouring into the bottom of your balloon. Place the neck of the balloon over your tap. Fill to the size required, tie off the balloon, shake it and place it in the freezer overnight.

Ice Figures/AnimalsIce figures/animals

What you need

  • Balloons or small containers/cups
  • Water
  • Animals or figures
  • A freezer!

How to do it

This can be done two ways, push the smaller figures into the balloon or place them in a plastic cup or small container. Fill with water and place in the freezer overnight.

Rainbow RiceRainbow rice

What you need

  • Rice
  • Food colouring

How to do it

Divide your rice into bowls. Add a few drops of colouring to your bowl and mix until all the grains are coated. Leave to dry, mixing occasionally.

Sensory Toys & Equipment

Here is a list of some of the popular toys and equipment we use in our classes.

Light Show

This piece of equipment always proves popular in our classes! Everyone at class is mesmerized with this beautiful light show. From discos to relaxing bedtimes these will leave you disappointed.

Glow Balls

Kids (and adults) love these light up balls. These balls can be used to promote tactile awareness, hand-eye coordination, motor skills and visual tracking.

Sensory Shapes

Stimulate the senses through exploring different shapes, sizes and textures.

Rubber Ducks

A great for bath time toy! Brilliant for encouraging motor skills and hand-eye co-ordination all whilst having fun.

Space Blanket

Emergency Blanket (or a Space Blanket as we know it) is a fun multi-sensory item with endless possibilities. Play peek-a-boo, build a den or just roll around in it…

Please note that this item is not a toy and supervision is required at all times.

Bells

These Bells are safe for tiny mouths & fingers. They have an easy grip handle for little hands and produce a wonderful bright sound to reward baby for movement.

There are no products