Water table sensory play is so much fun! These water sensory activities are engaging, stimulating and fun for your home program or classroom. In addition to being lots of simple fun, there are at least 21 benefits of sensory play for kids with autism.
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To get started with these water sensory play activities, you will need these materials :
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- A water table
- Beach toys (bucket, pail & more)
- Some of your child’s favorite small toys
9 Ways to play with your sensory water table
1. ONLY WATER : have fun dipping your hands in the water, rubbing your hands together and enjoying the temperature and texture of the water.
2. WATER AND SAND : Fill your water table with a layer of sand, then add water.
3. WATER AND STONES : take your child out in nature to find some stones to make a little collection for your water play activities.
4. WATER AND SPONGES : cut sponges in half and have fun filling them with water and squeezing it out.
5. WATER AND SAND TOYS : get out the sand toys! Have fun using a pail, shovel and more in your water table.
6. WATER AND SEASHELLS : does your child love the beach? Pick up some seashells the next time you’re there and use them in your water table play.
7. WATER AND LEAVES : on your next nature walk, pick up some leaves.
8. WATER AND SMALL TOYS : bring some of your child’s favorite small toys into the activity.
9. WATER AND TOOTHBRUSHES : your child can brush his or her toys clean with toothbrushes!
If you want to make your own DIY Water Sensory Table, check out this step-by-step video below
Enjoy these water table sensory play ideas for kids with autism! They are sure to provide you with hours of sensory learning fun!
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