Sensory Play Catalog

Sensory play is crucial for a child’s development. Sensory play can help your baby develop a better sense of  vision, touch, taste, hearing, and smell. While a child with cerebral palsy or other various disabilities may experience an abnormal degree of sensory processing, sensory play is still important.

Regardless of limitation, there are plenty of play ideas you and your child can engage in together. Reiter & Walsh ABC Law Centers has compiled a catalog of sensory play ideas for children of varying ages and levels of ability. Browse the catalog to find fun activities that are sure to excite and captivate your baby.

Sensory-Friendly Play Ideas for Families

Do, Re, Mi Musical Bottles

Do, Re, Mi Musical Bottles Image

The sense of sound is exciting to play with, especially when instruments are involved. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to put together a fun instrument for your child. In fact, you can create your own DIY do, re, mi bottles at no cost! To put together the DIY instrument, you’ll need eight 20 oz bottles. To produce the correct sounds, you’ll want to fill the bottles up with water according to the following measurements:

  1. Do – 7 oz
  2. Re – 9.5 oz
  3. Mi – 12.5 oz
  4. Fa – 14 oz
  5. So – 16.5 oz
  6. La – 17.5 oz
  7. Ti – 18.5 oz
  8. Do – 19 oz

To make the bottles more distinct, you can add a different color of food coloring to each bottle. Remove the caps from each bottle and arrange the bottles in order. Invite your child to blow across the top of the bottles.

To your preschooler’s delight, each bottle will create a different sound. As your child begins to master the technique, they may even be able to start creating songs. Do, re, mi bottles not only encourage creativity, but also delight the your child’s sense of sound. It’s a fun musical project that you can put together without spending a penny!

Do, Re, Mi Musical Bottles

Do, Re, Mi Musical Bottles Image

The sense of sound is exciting to play with, especially when instruments are involved. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to put together a fun instrument for your child. In fact, you can create your own DIY do, re, mi bottles at no cost! To put together the DIY instrument, you’ll need eight 20 oz bottles. To produce the correct sounds, you’ll want to fill the bottles up with water according to the following measurements:

  1. Do – 7 oz
  2. Re – 9.5 oz
  3. Mi – 12.5 oz
  4. Fa – 14 oz
  5. So – 16.5 oz
  6. La – 17.5 oz
  7. Ti – 18.5 oz
  8. Do – 19 oz

To make the bottles more distinct, you can add a different color of food coloring to each bottle. Remove the caps from each bottle and arrange the bottles in order. Invite your child to blow across the top of the bottles.

To your preschooler’s delight, each bottle will create a different sound. As your child begins to master the technique, they may even be able to start creating songs. Do, re, mi bottles not only encourage creativity, but also delight the your child’s sense of sound. It’s a fun musical project that you can put together without spending a penny!