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Simple and Fun Sensory Activities for Children

Updated: May 13, 2023

Are you running out of ideas to keep your little ones entertained on a rainy day? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Here are five fun and simple sensory activities that are perfect for your toddler:


  1. Fluffy Slime

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of white glue

  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda

  • 2-3 cups of shaving cream

  • 1-2 tablespoons of contact lens solution

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix the glue and baking soda until combined.

  2. Add the shaving cream and mix well. The mixture should become fluffy.

  3. Add the contact lens solution and mix until the slime is formed.

  4. Knead the slime with your hands until it's smooth and stretchy.

2. Edible Playdough


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of creamy peanut butter

  • 1 cup of honey

  • 2 cups of powdered milk

3. Cloud Dough


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of flour

  • 1/2 cup of baby oil

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix the flour and baby oil until well combined.

  2. Let your child play with the cloud dough and enjoy the soft and moldable texture.

4. Edible Finger Paint


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt

  • Food coloring in various colors

Instructions:

  1. Divide the yogurt into small bowls and add a few drops of food coloring to each.

  2. Mix the yogurt and food coloring until well combined.

  3. Let your child use their fingers or paintbrushes to create their own masterpiece on paper.

  4. Once done, the paint is safe to eat, so let your child enjoy the sensory experience of eating their artwork!


5. DIY Musical Instruments


Ingredients:

  • Empty cardboard boxes

  • Rubber bands

  • Popsicle sticks

  • Beans or rice

Instructions:

  1. Cut a hole in the cardboard box and attach the rubber bands to create a guitar.

  2. Attach the popsicle sticks to the box to create a drum.

  3. Fill another box with beans or rice to create a shaker.

  4. Let your child explore the different sounds and textures of each instrument.

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