As an educator I found myself frequently volunteering to wash the dishes at the end of the day, it was the perfect stress reducer for me and gave me the opportunity to reflect on my day. Sensory play is not only important for children but for adults too!
Here are a few video links with activity ideas:
Ice, Soap and Spaghetti
You can see how excited the adults are when they see what happens to Ivory soap in the microwave, it shows you do not have to be a child to benefit from sensory play!
How using budget friendly materials in a simple way can support learning opportunities through sensory play.
How to create sensory activities for different developmental needs. The significance of talking about the sensory experience as children learn through sensory play. Provide a model for children, expose them to new words and teach them what they mean.
Pairing learning with sensory experiences strengthens the learning connection. Fun ideas to incorporate sensory play into everyday learning.
Sensory Texture Balloons
These balloons can be created in a school age program to create various sensory feelings.
School Age Activities
Developmentally appropriate sensory play ideas.