9 sensory activities to do with your little one this weekend



Sensory play is amazing! It’s one of our favourite types of activity to take part in, in our nurseries.


Why? Because children of all ages can benefit from it!


Sensory play aids the development of thinking and creativity skills as well as fine and gross motor skills, it can also be a great stress reliever.


Not only is this fun and helpful in your little one’s development but also so simple to set up! Often just requiring things, you have around the house.


So, let’s take a look at 9 activity guides to give you some inspiration!



Rosemary Rice


This one is all about smells and textures. Uncooked rice mixed with fresh herbs like rosemary in a container can make for a great activity.


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Texture balloons


Balloons are great tools for exploring textures and shapes. All you’ll need are some balloons, a funnel and some fillers. This can be anything from sand and salt all the way to slime and gel.


It’s a great way for your little one to play with textures and you can even use it as a stress ball.


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Bubble bin


Bubbles are awesome! Even adults love bubbles – what’s not to love?!


With a few simple materials, you’ll be able to make a bubble bin filled with different colours, scents and items.


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Rainbow chickpeas


Chickpeas have a myriad of uses. Did you know you could use the leftover chickpea water as an egg replacement in cooking and baking (#veganuary)!


For this activity though, you’ll need dried chickpeas. Using paint, you can dye them rainbow colours and once dry, allow your little one to go crazy, mixing the colours and playing with the textures.


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Sensory bottle


This one is super versatile! These bottles can be used in a range of ways such as, as instruments or even calm down tools – all dependant on what you put in them!


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Digging worms


Ewwwww worms?! Don’t worry it’s just spaghetti!

For this super fun activity, you’ll need cooked spaghetti, a container and soil/sand. Your little one will have the best time picking these up, putting them in jars or hiding them in the container.


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Farm play


This sensory activity uses more conventional toys with additions of different natural materials and items from around the house to create a more interesting activity!


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Shaving foam and bubble wrap


Bubble wrap is always fun! But you can take it to the next level by adding food colouring and shaving foam for a more sensory experience.


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Sound treasure basket


This sensory sound activity can get quite loud. Using various household items, your little one will become a pro musician in no time, experimenting with the different ways in which they can make different sounds.


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