Spring chicks sensory box for kids with autism. This activity helps autistic children concentrate, calm down and recharge. It’s also a really fun activity to share with your child!
Today’s activity is a simple sensory activity for autistic children. It is especially fun because it works on building those all important fine motor skills too!
I love using sensory boxes with my autistic learners. Children with autism and a variety of special needs are often searching for sensory input. This can result in a lot of maladaptive behavior such as mouthing toys.
Materials needs to make your Spring chicks sensory box
- A box like this one (or a shoe box would work too!)
- Mini Easter chicks
- Clothespins or these kid friendly plastic tweezers
- Dried chickpeas
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How to create your Spring chicks sensory box
Creating the box is very simple and involves just 2 quick and easy steps!
Pour the dried chickpeas into the box of your choice.
Add the little chicks and tweezers/clothespins.
It’s as simple as that!
How to use this sensory box with your child with autism :
- Your child can put his or her hands in the dried chickpeas and touch the chicks.
- Your child can use the tweezers to pick the chicks out of the sensory box.
To get the most from this activity with your little one, use these learning prompts :
“Feed the chicks!”
“Count the chicks!”
“How many worms are there?”
I will be talking about more sensory box ideas in the coming weeks because they are such an important part of helping children with autism manage emotions, calm down and self-regulate. More on that soon!
In addition to this Spring chicks sensory box for kids with autism, here are some more sensory ideas you can try with your child today :
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