Raise your hand if you love Fall?!
(We’re going to assume everyone reading this raised their hands).
Now that we’ve finally approached the season of orange, brown, and yellow leaves, pumpkin flavored everything, and cooler weather, we know that outdoor activities will be increasing.
Between visiting the pumpkin patch, going apple picking, sipping hot cocoa and making s’mores by a warm bonfire, it can all be a little overwhelming at times for children with sensory issues.
Today, we’ll be sharing some ways that you and your children can still enjoy Fall festivities!
+ Pumpkin Slime- Now this is something even adults can have fun playing with! Creating slime from the “guts” of a pumpkin is a great way for your child(ren) to experience new textures & smells.
You can view the recipe here.
+ Haunted Halloween Hand Melt- Halloween may be over, but this fun experiment is great for teaching a little bit of Science, while having fun! Allowing your child to melt the “hands” that contain little trinkets and toys, will keep them captivated for awhile!
Learn to make these spooky icy hands here.
+ Squishy Fall Sensory Bags- These bags are super easy & quick to make! All you need is some eco-friendly glitter, ziplock bags, hair gel, food coloring, pieces of Fall inspired confetti, and a little bit of nature (acorns, leaves, pinecones, cinnamon sticks).
Fill your bag ¾ of the way with the hair gel, then add in the glitter, food coloring, and your leaves & acorns, and shake shake shake!
You can view the full tutorial here.
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+ Hammering Gold Tees Into Pumpkins- This exercise is great for refining motor skills!
Here’s what you’ll need: A pumpkin, golf tees, a wooden or rubber mallet. Hand them the golf tees & the mallet and let them have fun!
According to this blog, she saw a real improvement in her children’s motor skills and noticed how engaged her boys were while doing this!
+ Sensory Play with Leaves- What’s a Fall season if you’re not playing with leaves? From creating beautiful window clings, to creating natural confetti from dried up leaves, to playing a leaf name game, this Fall season will be nothing short of fun for you and your child!
View games & crafts projects here.
Which of these activities sounds the most fun? What other things do you enjoy doing during Fall?