This time of year is the perfect time to get kids outdoors! And there’s no better place to find simple (but effective) ways to give kids the full-body sensory input they need for success – whether they’re movers, jumpers, crashers, climbers, or noise-makers.
Even if you know a kiddo who tends to sit on the sidelines or is more cautious about sensory play – being outside offers plenty of inspiration.
The good news is that parents and teachers can use these same ideas to introduce sensory play, all year round.
They can use these sensory play activities to help kids learn about their bodies and the way their sensory systems work. Through these play experiences, kids can learn about their own unique sensory preferences – what revs them up, what calms them down, what helps them focus, and what makes them feel overwhelmed.
Sensory play and multi-sensory learning are great ways to increase participation, promote creativity, and encourage exploration for all kids. Sensory experiences allow kids to move their bodies, interact with their surroundings, and blow off steam…all while making important gains in cognitive and motor development.
And guess what? Today we have an awesome free printable full of prompts to help get you get started with some creative outdoor sensory play!
If you like this freebie, you’re in luck, because we’re going to be offering an amazing deal on Sensory Processing 101 in April in celebration of our Autism and OT Awareness Month!
Want to learn more about sensory play and get more ideas for sensory breaks and outdoor games. We’ve got you covered there too.
Click here to read about 10 Outdoor Sensory Ideas for Therapy.
Click here to read about 100 Sensory Ideas for Inside and Out.
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