Now that our clocks have been turned back and the darkness comes earlier, my mind turns into the holiday season that will be here before long.
-take a ride looking at neighborhood lights or storefront decorations
– explore the textures of the season: pine cones and needles, snow, cookie dough, wrapping paper, hay, candy canes or ornaments (plastic)
– make gingerbread houses exploring the sticky textures of frosting, candy decorations and the smooth cookies
– use the flavors of the season such as peppermint, egg nog, apple cider, gingerbread, cranberry or pumpkin to play guessing games, incorporate into meals or offer as snacks
– we make cookie dough without eggs and let the children mold it, roll it and even lick it. These won’t be our official Christmas cookies (because….yuck!!!) but it’s a wonderful multi-sensory experience
6. VESTIBULAR/ LARGE MOTOR
I have many great ideas ready for you on my Holiday Sensory Pinterest Board. You can find reindeer bootcamp, indoor winter activities and gingerbread gross motor games. No more winter boredom!