Good clean fun!
Rubba dub dub, fun in the tub. Mix some shaving cream with food coloring and let them play in the tub for as long as they'd like. Encourage them to use their hands and get some sensory work done at the same time. When they're done... just rinse away and the canvas is clean. :)
Fun learning idea, paint in a bag is good for drawing and practicing letters and won't make a mess. This is another great tool to put into your travel bag. Doesn't take up too much space and it can keep them entertained for a while. Mix it up by adding multiple paint colors or glitter.
Next time your child complains of boredom they have to pick a slip & do the activity, good or bad. It might be going for ice cream, getting to watch a movie, reading a book... or it might be cleaning their room, helping you sweep, or practicing their handwriting. If anyone has any good ideas of what activities can go into the jar, let us know!
This game is great for a rainy day indoors. Who said you can't play ball in the house? If you have more than two kids, just add some extra rackets and let them go at in a circle. To make the game a little more challenging and to add some light noise to the mix, put a little bit of uncooked rice into the balloons.
Fine motor color matching
This is a great activity that can be done anywhere. Put it into a ziplock bag and have kids entertained in the car, they won't even know they're working on their fine motor skills. You can further adapt this by having them match numbers or shapes.
After multiple requests from parents we have decided to start a blog where parents and care-givers can come and find advice and tips on how to keep the therapy going at home after our Recreational Therapy sessions. From fun projects to take on with your kids, that stimulate their sensory needs to tips on how to handle tantrums, this blog is the place for a proactive parent who is ready to help their kids cope with the world in a fun, innovative and safe way. Let's get this party started!
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