Every year I am always looking to add new things to help my sensory seeking kids survive the winter when they can’t get outside as much. My girls are always looking for some sensory activity to help settle them after school or just when they have too many wiggles and need something to do.
I picked out our six favorite items to use. Each of these is perfect for kids and some are simple and easy. I have loved using each of them.
Each of these items has a different use and sometimes you can use together. I’m always looking at easy to do activities that make their life and mine easier.
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair is one of my alltime favorite chairs to use with my girls. They do their homework sitting on them and wiggle all they want without me worrying. My middle will sit on the chair just to sit and wiggle. She uses it a lot during movies. Check out my Review of the Kore Stool.
TheraPutty is a favorite of my girls. They each have a color strenght they love. When my middle is really needing some deep work with her hands I pull blue and she plays with it for a long while. I love to have them hide coins in it and then dig it out.
Water beads are a sensory bin filler that I use all the time! I’ve use clear, colored and more! Plus they work great with so many different objects.
Here are some examples of how we have used them.
- Shell and Water Sensory Bin
- Space Water Bead Sensory Bin
- Shark Water Bead Sensory Bin
- Easy Sensory Fun: Water Beads in Shaving Cream
- Apple Counting and Math with Water Beads
Scooter Board with Handles are so much funt o scoota round the room. We put tape on the floor and they follow the track. They sit on them or lay on them and get the movement and deep pressure that they need. Plus they have tons of fun while doing it!
Balance cushion is something we use may ways. We have done different balance exercise on them or just stand on them while watching something. We have put them on chairs at the table to get to help with the wiggles. I like that it has two textures to pick form as well.
Champion Sports Parachute one we just love. We have the 6 feet version and it is great for small spaces and helps really get the wiggles out of my girls. You can use this with just a few people and enjoy it. My girls also like just playing on their own with it.
Each of these is some of our favorites I hope that you enjoy them.
This is the sixth post with 11 other bloggers. You can read everyone’s posts about different gift guides for different special needs.
- Nutcracker Themed Gift Ideas for Kids by Every Star is Different
- Gift Giving & Autism: The One Golden Rule by My Home Truths
- Self-Care Gifts for Special Needs Parents by Life Over C’s
- Best Gifts for the Autism Mom by This Outnumbered Mama
- 115+ Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids with Hyperlexia by And Next Comes L
- Great Gifts for Children with Anxiety by Raising Lifelong Learners
Here is a look at all the themes for the 12 months:
Check out my posts in this series:
- Ripples on a Pond: Warning Signs of Early Childhood Development Problems
- Navigating The Stream: The Trails of Daily Routine
- Finding Support: From The Wind in Your Life
- Seasons of Sleep for Special Needs Parents
- Conquering The Holidays: They Don’t Need To Be Perfect
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