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

Frozen Dinosaur Egg Toys

Frozen Dinosaur Egg Toys Image

Children love playing with ice and it excites their senses. You can give your child a fun ice melting game by creating your very own frozen dinosaur eggs! To make dinosaur eggs you’ll need balloons, dinosaur action figures, water, and glitter.

You can start by placing a dinosaur in each balloon and filling the balloons up with water. You can then place the balloons in the freezer to solidify your eggs. When you put your balloons in the freezer, you’ll want to make sure they’re not pressed up against anything, so that the shape isn’t distorted.

After the eggs have hardened, you can remove them from the freezer and peel off the rubber balloon.  Collect your eggs into a basket or bowl and sprinkle on glitter to make them look magical.

With your eggs created, you can hand them over to your child for a problem solving activity. Tell your child the dinosaurs are trapped in the ice eggs and need help hatching. You can sit back and watch as your child brainstorms ways to break the ice and set the dinosaurs free. If you’d like, you can provide safe materials for them to use during excavation such as a spray bottle or a wooden spoon. Hatching frozen dinosaur eggs is a great way to kill an hour of time. It’s also a great party activity if your child is having an upcoming birthday or group play date.

Frozen Dinosaur Egg Toys

Frozen Dinosaur Egg Toys Image

Children love playing with ice and it excites their senses. You can give your child a fun ice melting game by creating your very own frozen dinosaur eggs! To make dinosaur eggs you’ll need balloons, dinosaur action figures, water, and glitter.

You can start by placing a dinosaur in each balloon and filling the balloons up with water. You can then place the balloons in the freezer to solidify your eggs. When you put your balloons in the freezer, you’ll want to make sure they’re not pressed up against anything, so that the shape isn’t distorted.

After the eggs have hardened, you can remove them from the freezer and peel off the rubber balloon.  Collect your eggs into a basket or bowl and sprinkle on glitter to make them look magical.

With your eggs created, you can hand them over to your child for a problem solving activity. Tell your child the dinosaurs are trapped in the ice eggs and need help hatching. You can sit back and watch as your child brainstorms ways to break the ice and set the dinosaurs free. If you’d like, you can provide safe materials for them to use during excavation such as a spray bottle or a wooden spoon. Hatching frozen dinosaur eggs is a great way to kill an hour of time. It’s also a great party activity if your child is having an upcoming birthday or group play date.