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

Shaving Cream Painting

Shaving Cream Painting Image

Shaving cream creates a big gooey mess your child will love (but you may not). Be prepared to do some cleanup after this activity. All you’ll need to start painting is shaving cream and a baking sheet.

The setup is very simple. Just spray shaving cream onto the baking sheet and place it in front of your toddler. If you want to make the painting more artistic, you can add food coloring to the shaving cream. Your child will love dipping his/her fingers in the slimy shaving cream and mixing it around. For some extra sparkle, you can add glitter to your sheet.

This activity will likely be followed by a wash of clothes, but it can be extremely fun for both you and your child.

Shaving Cream Painting

Shaving Cream Painting Image

Shaving cream creates a big gooey mess your child will love (but you may not). Be prepared to do some cleanup after this activity. All you’ll need to start painting is shaving cream and a baking sheet.

The setup is very simple. Just spray shaving cream onto the baking sheet and place it in front of your toddler. If you want to make the painting more artistic, you can add food coloring to the shaving cream. Your child will love dipping his/her fingers in the slimy shaving cream and mixing it around. For some extra sparkle, you can add glitter to your sheet.

This activity will likely be followed by a wash of clothes, but it can be extremely fun for both you and your child.