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

Squishy Bags

Squishy Bags Image

Squishy bags are a cheap, easy, and fun way for your child to play without any mess. There are several different ways to make a squishy bag. For this particular method you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 6 tablespoons of water
  • Food coloring
  • A zip-lock bag
  • Sticky tape
  • A small mixing bowl

Once you’ve gathered all of the ingredients, pour the flour into your mixing bowl and add food coloring. Add the water and mix until your ingredients are thoroughly blended. You can then pour your flour mixture into your zip-lock bag. Compress all of the air out of the bag before sealing and then seal the bag. Once the bag is sealed, you can permanently seal it by adding sticky tape to the opening.

Once your squishy bag is created, you can place it in front of your child. The bag is more than just a squishy sack of color. Your baby will enjoy being able to draw and write by tracing their fingers along the bag. Much like an etch-a-sketch, you can just shake the bag to start all over with your drawings. Making two squishy bags is encouraged so that you can draw and play alongside your child.

Squishy Bags

Squishy Bags Image

Squishy bags are a cheap, easy, and fun way for your child to play without any mess. There are several different ways to make a squishy bag. For this particular method you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 6 tablespoons of water
  • Food coloring
  • A zip-lock bag
  • Sticky tape
  • A small mixing bowl

Once you’ve gathered all of the ingredients, pour the flour into your mixing bowl and add food coloring. Add the water and mix until your ingredients are thoroughly blended. You can then pour your flour mixture into your zip-lock bag. Compress all of the air out of the bag before sealing and then seal the bag. Once the bag is sealed, you can permanently seal it by adding sticky tape to the opening.

Once your squishy bag is created, you can place it in front of your child. The bag is more than just a squishy sack of color. Your baby will enjoy being able to draw and write by tracing their fingers along the bag. Much like an etch-a-sketch, you can just shake the bag to start all over with your drawings. Making two squishy bags is encouraged so that you can draw and play alongside your child.