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

Feet Painting

Feet Painting Image

Painting with your fingers and hands is fun, but occasionally it’s worth it to mix it up. Stomping in paint can be an interesting and exciting sensory experience for your child.

To start painting, you’ll need a large sheet of paper. Place the sheet down on the ground outside and place rocks in each corner of the sheet to ensure it doesn’t blow away. Take your paint and a paint brush and start to drop droplets of paint onto the sheet. You’ll want to make sure that your drops are evenly spread and not too heavy. If there’s too much paint on the paper, you run the risk of creating a slip hazard.

With the paint placed on the sheet of paper, you can encourage your child to stomp around the paper. Be sure to discourage running or jumping on the paper to reduce the risk of injury. The end result will be a beautiful rainbow mess of foot prints. Feet painting will be followed by foot washing, but the mess is worth it in the end.

Feet Painting

Feet Painting Image

Painting with your fingers and hands is fun, but occasionally it’s worth it to mix it up. Stomping in paint can be an interesting and exciting sensory experience for your child.

To start painting, you’ll need a large sheet of paper. Place the sheet down on the ground outside and place rocks in each corner of the sheet to ensure it doesn’t blow away. Take your paint and a paint brush and start to drop droplets of paint onto the sheet. You’ll want to make sure that your drops are evenly spread and not too heavy. If there’s too much paint on the paper, you run the risk of creating a slip hazard.

With the paint placed on the sheet of paper, you can encourage your child to stomp around the paper. Be sure to discourage running or jumping on the paper to reduce the risk of injury. The end result will be a beautiful rainbow mess of foot prints. Feet painting will be followed by foot washing, but the mess is worth it in the end.