Summertime means lots of outdoor play for my kids. Bike rides, swimming, kickball and many opportunities for a good sensory diet. You can set up your outdoor space to be a sensory seekers dream and it doesn’t have to cost a lot. It’s also good to have a list of activities in mind for those days when you hear “I’m bored” as the kids need a change of pace. I hope you enjoy the list I’ve prepared for you with a variety of sensory needs in mind toward the bottom of this post.
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Creating an outdoor carwash for all the toys on wheels sounds so fun! I usually give my kids buckets and sponges to wash their bikes and toys. It’s such a great sensory experience with soap, scrubbing and water toys. If you want to take it to the next level, check out this tutorial of a kiddie car wash by Mom Endeavors
Choosing outdoor toys that meet sensory needs is easy and doesn’t have to break the bank. Instead of an expensive trampolene, you could choose a smaller jumper like this one. Here are a few other ideas for outdoor toys for various sensory needs.
As you can see, finding toys that meet a variety of sensory needs is not hard. Most sensory seeking children will find a way to play with a toy (appropriately or not) to meet their unique sensory needs. If you plan ahead, chances are that the toys will be used appropriately.
I created a list of summer sensory activities that you might also find helpful. Some days as you sense a meltdown approaching, it’s nice to have a few activities you can try. If you are on pinterest, you can find the list here.
Here are a few more sensory play posts you might enjoy, thanks for stopping by!