Fake snow sensory play is engaging and fun! Sensory play can be a huge motivator to learn for children with autism. Sensory play has many benefits for kids : it soothes, helps children calm down, increases motivation and communication and decreases frustration and inappropriate and reactive behavior.
How to make the perfect fake snow
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Penguin Hide and Seek Sensory Activity from Schooling a Monkey
As children develop play skills, they will become attracted to hide and seek type activities. This fun game is the perfect fit! You can also work on vocabulary such as “penguin”, “snow”, the numbers and more. This is a great activity to build counting skills too.
Make your own snow pearls from Growing a Jeweled Rose
This post teaches you how to make snow gems. How cool is that?!
Polar Sensory Bin from Fun Learning for Kids
This is the cutest arctic sensory bin – complete with fake snow, penguins, a polar bear and a moose! We used this set of mini arctic animals for this activity and we love them.
Fizzing snowmen from Teach Beside Me
This activity is messy and fun in all it’s sensory glory!
I hope you will enjoy these fake snow sensory play activities!
Benefits of sensory play for children with autism
Children with autism can benefit from sensory play in a variety of ways – from building fine motor skills, to learning new vocabulary to increasing interactive play. Read about the 21 benefits of sensory play for autism in this post.
Understand Sensory Processing with this guide
Learn more about sensory processing and how you can help your child regulate his or her vestibular system with my favorite guide : Sensory Processing 101.
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