These sensory activities are a great way to have the kids be busy and also having fun. Before you spend hours searching for loads of fun ideas, check out these great kid-friendly activities here. There are so many great ideas to keep the kiddos entertained.
If you’re looking for super fun ideas to keep the kids entertained, sensory activities are the way to go. Not only are they a lot of fun but they’re a way to have your child be creative and active, too. While it might be tempting to pop in another movie to help pass the time, instead try one or two of these fun ideas.
Parents all over the world will rejoice that their kids are learning and having fun all with minimal effort on their part in getting everything set up and ready to go.
Sensory activities, like easy preschool crafts, can be done over and over again.
We’ve gathered up some of the best sensory activities for kids that will keep them entertained so parents can get some work done at home as well.
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Tips for getting the most out of these sensory activities
- Spread out the activities so they draw excitement and last over the course of several days
- Be with your kids when they’re doing these activities just in case parental supervision is needed
- Some of these activities can get messy, so make sure to take that into consideration when you are planning your activity. Wear play clothes and play in a place you don’t mind getting messy.
Sensory Activities That'll Keep Kids Busy and Engaged
Check out this great list of sensory activities!
Use chalk to create colored salt that's perfect for sensory play.
Water and fresh flowers create a fun spring activity.
Create loads of sensory fun with Oobleck art.
Create a fun sensory experience with this taste safe activity.
A sink that is full of suds, perfect for indoor play.
Take playdoh fun up a notch with these playdough surprise packs.
LEAF SENSORY PLAY BAGS
These sensory bags are perfect for fall playtime.
RAINBOW SOAP FOAM SENSORY PLAY
What could be more fun than rainbows and foam?
Fluffy Slime Recipe
This slime is fluffy and fun.
Spring Flower Sensory Bottle for Toddlers
Sensory bottles are perfect for toddlers and young children.
Salt Tray with Rocks and Mini Salt Tray
A calming sensory activity with very basic supplies.
Flower Ice Cube Sensory Play
Free flowers in ice to create several different activities.
Calming Epsom Salt Sensory Play
Calming Epsom salt is a fun sensory activity for preschoolers.
Pumpkin Guts Sensory Play
Pumpkin guts are so simple and perfect for a fall activity.
Life Cycle of a Frog for Kids Sensory Bin with Water Bead Frog Eggs
Water beads give fun and squishy sensation.
Create with Crayons Easy Sensory Bin Idea
What a fun and creative sensory activity.
How To Make Edible Peanut Butter Play dough
Worried that they're going to eat their playdough? Don't be!
The Best Therapy Putty Recipe You'll Ever Make
Easy to make and so great for kids!
Ice Painting with Colored Ice Cubes
Painting with ice is so much fun.
How to Make Unscented Fake Snow Recipe for Your Toddlers Sensory Bin
It can be winter all year long!
How To Make a Tasty Dino Dig for Toddlers and Preschoolers (STEM Fun!)
STEM fun and sensory fun, combined.
Fun Playing & Exploring with a DIY Water Bead Sensory Bottle Toy
Water beads are always a good idea.
Sensory Wall Mosaic Art for Kids = Math Learning for Kids
Art combined with sensory play equals creativity.
Oatmeal container straw game: fun DIY toddler indoor activity
This is a great toddler activity to make up.
Simple Woodland Animal Sensory Bin
Animal fun is always a good idea.
How to Make Shaving Cream Play dough Recipe - Rainbow Foam Dough
Use shaving cream to make some really fun playdough.
More sensory activity ideas you might like
- Homemade Colored Salt Sensory Play. This activity is great to whip out on a day when the hours are dragging by.
- 3 fun ways to play with a simple flower sensory bin. Sensory bins are a great way to have all ages join in on the fun.
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