Sensory processing activities for kids

Definition of sensory processing: Ability to organize and attend to a variety of tasks that involve the use of one or more of our senses. These activities encourage kids to develop their sensory processing skills.

61 Sensory processing activities

This Little Piggy

Poems & Rhymes by: Meghan

Ages: 6 to 30 months

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Baby becomes aware of different toes on a foot while building up anticipation of the tickle.

Experimenting with Taste Buds

Experiments by: CREAA Academy

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

This activity will help your child to differentiate the taste buds on their tongue.

Squash Games

Game by: Linda O

Ages: 6 to 60 months

Time:

Fun tactile play for babies 6 months and older. This exploratory play teaches size, weight, color and texture while providing organic play and...

Bouncy Egg

Experiments by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 48 hours 20 mins

Explore the chemical reaction between a raw egg and vinegar.

Painted Glass Jar Vase with Handprint

Arts & Crafts by: Bijou

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time: 24 hours 20 mins

Personalized glass vase created by the child as a gift for a loved one.

Experimenting the Smell of Food

Experiments by: sumana

Ages: 0 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

The objective is to make the child understand the importance of sense of smell.

Stencil Painting with Sponge Texture

Arts & Crafts by: sumana

Ages: 24 to 48 months

Time: 20 mins

Child gets to make stenciled artwork while improving hand and eye coordination and fine motor skills.

Sorting Beads

Arts & Crafts by: arjun

Ages: 24 to 48 months

Time: 10 mins

Teaches the concept of sorting and color identification.

Pot Painting

Arts & Crafts by: arjun

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Make your own colorful pots. This helps in improving the child's imagination and creativity.

Identifying Each Other By Voice

Game by: arjun

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

This game helps build children's hearing, listening and observation skills through voice and sound recognition.

Water Play

Experiments by: sumana

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

This game teaches your children the importance and properties of water.

Cardboard Clubhouse

Arts & Crafts by: Seattlemum

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

If you get a delivery in a big box, delay recycling for a while. Just add a door and your cardboard box can provide hours of entertainment for...

Rattles & Percussion Instruments

Arts & Crafts by: Linda O

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 35 mins

Create baby rattles and percussion instruments

Beach Memories

Arts & Crafts by: Linda O

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 2 hours 15 mins

Create a memory piece from time at a tide pool or on the beach.

I Spy Jar

Arts & Crafts by: Linda O

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

An ever-changing array of hidden treasures, keeps toddlers anticipating and delighting in finding familiar objects of interest.

Drumming On Drums

Experiments by: Susanna

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Learn about different materials and the sounds they make

Mommy and Me Hand Printing

Arts & Crafts by: Susanna

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Make an easy "Finger Painting" with ink pads.

Homemade Snow

Experiments by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Create homemade snow.

I've Got a Loose Tooth

Poems & Rhymes by: MamaLicia

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time:

Sing-songy rhyme to help kids get comfortable with losing a tooth.

Feely Feet

Experiments by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Experience different textures with your feet.