This Spring chicks sensory box for kids is one of my favorite sensory boxes for autism. This activity helps autistic children concentrate, calm down and recharge. It’s also a really fun activity to share with your child! It only requires a handful of simple materials and a few minutes to set up and is sure to provide hours of autism learning fun!
Materials needs to make your Spring Sensory box
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- A box like this one (or a shoe box would work too!)
- Mini Easter chicks
- Clothespins or these kid friendly plastic tweezers
- Dried chickpeas
I love using sensory boxes with my autistic learners because there are so many benefits of sensory play for children with autism. Sensory play helps individuals with autism calm down, can help keep difficult behaviors in check and can create a happier day for little ones on the spectrum overall.
How to create your Spring 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 Spring 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 sensory activity with your child with autism, use these learning prompts :
- “Feed the chicks!”
- “Count the chicks!”
- “How many worms are there?”
More Sensory Activities for Kids with Autism
- Sensory Communication Workbook for Kids with Autism
- The Autism Activities Workbook Bundle
- Free Printable Fish Bowl Playdough Mat
- 3 Fun Light Table Projects for Kids
- 3 Fun Water Activities
- Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin
- Shape Sensory Bin
- Spring Sensory Bin
- Garden Sensory Bin
More Easter Activities for Kids with Autism
- Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
- Easter Wreaths
- Easter Sensory Bin
- Easter Egg Filler Ideas
- Easter Egg Letter Match
More Autism Resources
- The Successful Interaction with a Child with Autism Course – learn to better understand your autistic child or students with this complete course.
- Autism Activities Workbook Bundle – build communication skills, fine motor skills, sensory play skills and daily living skills, while helping your child or students to successfully manage any difficult behaviors, with these fun, educational, printable activities.
- Sensory Communication Workbook – Build communication skills with simple sensory activities.
- How to Make a Communication Binder Guide & Workbook – Learn how to create a Communication Binder for your child or student with autism using real photos. Follow my expert guide to learn how to use it to increase communication skills.
- Zoo Animals Play Dough Mats Bundle – use these printable play dough mat to work on the names of the animals, build language skills, and increase fine motor strength and precision in a fun, sensory way!
Spring chicks sensory box for kids with autism
I hope you love this fun sensory activity for kids with autism! Are you planning to try this activity for kids with autism with your child?
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