Sensory Activity Ideas

Thursday April 16, 2020 at 6:56 AM


Time spent inside can have little hands needing something to do to stay occupied. Sensory activities not only can be an easy way to keep kiddos busy, but also provide a great opportunity for a fun family project. Take a look at the suggestions below for ideas for sensory play!

As shown in today’s video, you can make your own edible paint and have fun painting your cars and then taking them through the car wash.

Paint recipe
You’ll need:

  • ¼ cup salt
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup water
  • Food coloring


  1. Mix the salt and flour in a bowl
  2. Add a few drops of food coloring into the water. Pour into the flour and salt mixture
  3. Mix well until smooth *add more or less water to reach desired consistency
  4. **Store in the refrigerator. Keeps for approximately 6 months

Make your own pumpkin play dough! Fun to play with and sure to fill your house with the smell of pumpkin and spices:

Use quick sand to engage with play figurines, bury items, or simply run through your fingers:

Make cinnamon cloud dough! Fun to play with and safe to eat:

Take advantage of the pretty weather this week and make a sensory bin! Some ideas to fill it are listed at:

Have extra Peeps or marshmallows around the house? Make Marshmallow mud:

Shakeable and pretty! These sensory water bottles can be easy to make in a tight space:

While we may not be able to go to the aquarium, this fish in the bag activity will have you feeling like you’re there:

Have sensory activities that your family loves? Comment below! Stay safe and stay healthy.

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