Holiday Sensory Play Ideas for Children with Autism
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Christmas is almost here and winter is upon us! I love the magical feeling of this time of year! I love driving around town and looking at the Christmas lights up around the neighborhood. Now, I don’t always love the cold weather here in Iowa, and I love finding fun activities to complete inside where I can stay warm!
Our family loves finding fun ways to incorporate sensory play based activities. I wanted to share with you some great Holiday sensory play based ideas that you can complete together inside! These are great ideas to help your loved one experience new tactile sensory experiences!
Check out these Fun Holiday Sensory Bin Play Ideas!
O Holy Night Sensory Bin
Winter Sensory Bin
Melted Snowman Sensory Bottle
Winter Wonderland Sensory Bin
Christmas Sensory Bin
Melted Snowman Sensory Play
Sensory Bins can be a great way to expose your child to new tactile feelings on their hands and you can make them educational as well! You can hid different objects inside the bins and work on counting, color sorting, size sorting, or have them close their eyes and try to identify what they found with their eyes closed! There are endless opportunities for ways to play with sensory bins!!
Check out these AWESOME Slime and Playdough Recipes!!
Holiday Slimes for Christmas Science Activities
Fantastic Candy Cane Christmas Fluffy Slime Recipe
Beautiful Tinsel Glitter Christmas Slime Recipe
Ugly Christmas Sweater Play dough
Peppermint Essential Oil Christmas Play dough
How to make Snow Gel-Sensory Play
I personally love to play with different textures of play dough and slime! It can be so soothing for some. You can incorporate fine motor skills with working on finding small objects within the play dough or slime and work on using a pincer grasp with finding the objects inside the slime. You can have the child work on hand strength by gripping, squishing and pinching the slime. They could use cookie cutters to push into the slime or play dough to form new shapes. This is another great activity to help with tactile sensory play ideas!
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We would love to hear what sensory play ideas you like to complete inside over the winter months!! What are your favorites?
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Holiday Gift Guide LEGO sets for Teenagers
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Awesome Lego Sets
In our family we take legos very seriously! We love putting together amazing Lego sets! My brother loves following the step by step directions to allow him to build amazing architecture pieces! These Lego sets can be a great activity for your teen to complete on rainy/cold days inside or as part of the whole family! These are great options as ways to help them take breaks away from screen time and allow them the use creativity and learn step by step processes.
Below is a combined list of Lego Sets that my brother has loved putting together and we wanted to share them with you in hopes that it will inspire you to create your own Lego Creation!
LEGO Architecture Chicago Skyline
The Chicago Skyline has been a fun set to put together as we are from the Midwest area and we have traveled to Chicago multiple times as a family. We have been able to personally see these structures in person!
LEGO Lincoln Memorial Set
My brother loves learning more about our US history in his homeschooling lessons and then he loves being able to create the items he has been learning about in person!
LEGO Big Ben
Big Ben is an awesome Lego set to see completed as it is so tall! It is a great piece to add to your collection!!
LEGO Minecraft the Cave
My brother has loved creating his own in person Minecraft set through tons of LEGO sets!! This is a fun set to put together as it represents the cave setting in Minecraft.
LEGO Minecraft the Farm
The Minecraft Farm set is fun to put together as it looks like a real Minecraft farm with the animals and plants!
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon
This Star Wars set is huge!! It was so much fun to put together, but it looks AMAZING put together!! You won’t want to miss this set if you are a Star Wars Fan!!
LEGO Creator Expert Winter Toy Shop
The LEGO Winter Toy Shop is a great option if you are looking for ways to have your teen help you decorate for the Holidays! They can participate with putting this set together and then enjoy this set throughout the Holiday Season!
LEGO Creator Modern Home
This Modern home set was fun to put together as we love learning about different houses and how they are formed. My brother and I love playing the Sims together and his was a great LEGO set to be able to build a house together in person with!
These were some of my brother’s favorite LEGO sets to put together and we hope you find fun and enjoyment with them as well! We would love to hear what LEGO sets are your favorites! Let us know in the comments below!!
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