Updated: Apr 8
We often find ourselves having great sensory days when the weather is nice. Everyone is a little more calm, more willing to listen, more focused, and just downright happier.
However, when the weather throws us for a loop, we can be left feeling....to put it simply...crazed.
Here are a few indoor activities along with some awesome sensory toys/activites to keep us and our sensory systems busy on those dreary days!
Increased chores (make a mess and clean it up-have fun with this!)
Working on math problems or puzzles while utilizing stairs (ie. All puzzle pieces at the bottom of stairs x8-10 pieces, and then must climb stairs with one piece at a time to put into puzzle at the top of the stairs)
Obstacle courses throughout the house while carrying a heavy object (ie. Gallon of milk, laundry detergent, bag/backpack filled with a few canned goods). We can include stepping/hopping over objects, crawling on the floor under objects, walking up steps, spinning in place, rolling on the floor, hopscotch, running, and walking slowly, etc.
“Planting” a garden. Can do this with household items like beans, rice, paper, spoons…anything goes!
Carrying a heavy watering can to “water” things around the yard.
“Painting” the outside of the house with water and a paintbrush.
Any kind of cooking that includes mixing. Try homemade play doh or slime!
· Water beads/Orbeez
· Water toys with different temperatures of water
· Expandable ball to work on breathing (ie. Open=breathe in, close=breathe out)
· Rainbow scratch art
· Sequin writing art
· Lite brite
· Pixel art
· Paint by sticker
· Window art kit
· Mosaic art kits
**These can be found either online or you can get creative to make them with items around your house**