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

Spaghetti Worm Digging

Spaghetti Worm Digging Image

Digging for spaghetti worms is an activity your child is sure to love. To set up a dig zone, you’ll need a plastic tub, soil, spaghetti, and a mason jar.

Start by cooking the spaghetti and filling the tub up with soil. Bury the spaghetti in the soil, but leave some strands sticking out so that your child can visually see there is spaghetti in the soil. You can then place the mason jar beside the tub. Ask your child to dig out the worms and place them in the mason jar. If you want to make this a math exercise, you can also ask your child to count each worm as it’s placed in the jar.

Digging for spaghetti worms lets your child get all messy while handling slippery, slimy spaghetti. The best part is that no worms are harmed in the process! A dig zone only takes a couple of minutes to set up. However, it may take more than that to clean up depending on how much of a mess your child makes with the dirt.

Spaghetti Worm Digging

Spaghetti Worm Digging Image

Digging for spaghetti worms is an activity your child is sure to love. To set up a dig zone, you’ll need a plastic tub, soil, spaghetti, and a mason jar.

Start by cooking the spaghetti and filling the tub up with soil. Bury the spaghetti in the soil, but leave some strands sticking out so that your child can visually see there is spaghetti in the soil. You can then place the mason jar beside the tub. Ask your child to dig out the worms and place them in the mason jar. If you want to make this a math exercise, you can also ask your child to count each worm as it’s placed in the jar.

Digging for spaghetti worms lets your child get all messy while handling slippery, slimy spaghetti. The best part is that no worms are harmed in the process! A dig zone only takes a couple of minutes to set up. However, it may take more than that to clean up depending on how much of a mess your child makes with the dirt.