Special Needs – Take A Sensory Break!

If you are dealing with a child with sensory issues, then this post is for you.

Take a Sensory Break!

We were discussing our son’s sensory issues with our OT recently and she mentioned that another one of her homeschool families takes a sensory break every day. I thought this was a great idea. Purposely plan sensory activities into our day! It sounds like such a simple idea, but really, I had not thought of incorporating the whole family and taking a sensory break.

Sensory breaks could include a variety of different things, calming or stimulating, depending on the needs in your family. Here are some simple ideas for planning your own sensory breaks:

  1. sip thick liquid through a straw
  2. blow bubbles
  3. finger paint
  4. play with different types of fidgets
  5. blow bubbles in water through a long tube
  6. do some heavy work
  7. play with play dough
  8. blow whistles, party noise makers, or horns
  9. play a scent smelling game
  10. go to the park and play on the swings
  11. chew gum
  12. suck a hard candy

I am sure you have more ideas that you can add to the list. Please leave me your thoughts in the comments.

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