1. The Water Table: Children can practice pouring skills with cups of varrying sizes. They can learn the difference between sizes and between full and empty. You can have floating toys of different shapes and colors and key in on developing recognition skills.( Never leave children by themselves while playing in water.)
2. Clay: Place clay on plastic place mats on a table for easy clean up. Help children design and create different objects. Or, let them just play with the clay. Playing with clay is soothing for kids. Talk about the way it looks, feels, etc.
3. Texture Collage: Collect different objects such as cotton, felt, sand paper, foil, etc. Cut objects into small pieces. Use a glue stick and construction paper and help your child make a great sensory collage! Discuss how the various items in the collage differ from each other, feel, etc.
4. Game using scents: Cover a few items up on a tray. Things with strong, recognizable scents, such as a lemon, peppermint stick, soap, and a hot chocolate pack. Have your child close their eyes and allow them to sniff each item,one by one. As what each things smells like for a fun scent recognition activity.