Easy Sensory Play Ideas From Babble


Summer is around the corner and there will be many moments where moms everywhere, including myself, need quick boredom busters for their kids. I'm not talking about complicated crafts that you have to plan ahead or buy lots of supplies.  I'm talking about EASY boredom busters where you can mostly use things you already have around the house.

Babble recently published a post called 25 Sensory Recipes Play Recipes for Kids.  I was so excited to see my Sand and Sea Keepsake highlighted in this post!  There are so many other cool sensory play ideas in this post, I have to share it with you.


You will find ideas for:

  1. Sand Art
  2. DIY Rainbow Slime
  3. How To Make Sidewalk Chark 
  4. Homemade Paper Mache Spring Hats
  5. Make Modeling Clay at Home
  6. Pizza Parlor Play Dough
  7. How to Make Moon Sand at Home
  8. Easy Salt Dough Recipe
  9. Let your Kids Make Cornmeal Castles
  10. Homemade Gluten Free Play dough
  11. How to Make Dancing Oobleck
  12. Bug Slime Spaghetti
  13. Easy Kid's Finger Paint Recipe
  14. Microwave Puffy Paint 
  15. Chocolate Shadow Play Dough
  16. Skin Therapy Play Dough
  17. Glittery Ball Bottles
  18. Colored Rice Music Shakers
  19. Winter Snow Paintings
  20. Ice Cream Dough
  21. Dirt and Mud Play
  22. Homemade Glow in the Dark Slime
  23. Kool Aid Play Dough Recipe
  24. Oobleck Recipe
  25. Baking Soda and Vinegar Eruption

Isn't this a fantastic collection of sensory play activities from Babble?  Just click on the screenshot above to see all of the details.

Also, if you're curious about how your child can benefit from sensory play, you can learn more at PBS.org.  They explain:

Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Sensory activities and sensory tables facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. Spending time stimulating their senses helps children develop cognitively, linguistically, socially and emotionally, physically and creatively.

Have you ever tried sensory play at home?  What is your favorite sensory play activity?