Creative Sensory Crafts for Special Needs Students
Having a child with sensory processing issues can be a challenge. As a parent, you want to ensure that your child gets the sensory input they need to thrive. But finding sensory activities that are also developmentally appropriate and engaging can be daunting.
The Deron School has put together a list of sensory crafts for special needs students that are both fun and educational. These sensory crafts for special needs students will help your child to develop their fine motor skills, as well as their cognitive and social skills. Here are some DIY sensory crafts to try out!
For visual learners, try making these sensory bottles. They are easy to make, and you can customize them to fit your child’s needs. All you need is a clean plastic water bottle, food coloring, glitter, and water. Fill the bottle with water and add a few drops of food coloring. Then add a pinch of glitter and screw on the lid tight. Shake the bottle up and watch the magic happen!
If your child is more of a tactile learner, then this sensory bin is perfect for them. You will need a container, rice, food coloring, and small toys. Add the rice to the container and a few drops of food coloring. Mix it up, and then hide the small toys in the mixture. Let your child dig in and find all the treasures!
Here is a sensory craft that is both visual and tactile. This homemade playdough recipe is easy to make and fun to play with! You will need flour, salt, water, cream of tartar, food coloring, and vegetable oil. Combine the flour, salt, water, cream of tartar, and food coloring in a pot—cook over medium heat, constantly stirring until it forms a ball. Remove from heat and add the vegetable oil. Let it cool before playing.
This sensory board is excellent for kids who are visual and tactile learners. You will need a piece of cardboard, contact paper, Velcro, and various small objects. Cut the contact paper into strips and adhere it to the cardboard. Then add the Velcro to the back of the objects and stick them onto the contact paper. Your child can then take the objects on and off the sensory board.
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