10 Easy & Inexpensive Sensory Activities

Dealing with a variety of sensory issues and toys can be expensive! Here’s 10 easy and inexpensive sensory activity ideas to try with your child with Autism or Sensory Processing Disorder!

10 easy and inexpensive sensory activities
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Sensory Activities are very important when it comes to the development of our little ones, especially my twins that are on the Autism Spectrum. But sometimes the various activities can get to be pretty expensive. So, to fix this problem we’ve compiled a list of Sensory Activities that are both fun and easy on the wallet. This way your child can benefit from these amazing learning activities and it won’t break the bank! Some of the materials used in this list can also be re-used in other projects – so you’ll save double! We hope you enjoy doing these activities with your little ones and please let us know which are your favorites!

10 Easy & Inexpensive Sensory Activities

  1. Dino-Exploration / Songbirds and Buttons
  2. Foam Painting Activity / Songbirds and Buttons
  3. Beads and Pipe Cleaners / Sunny With a Chance of Sprinkles
  4. Lavender and Chamomile Play Dough / Songbirds and Buttons
  5. Bedtime Sensory Tub / Nurture Store
  6. Spaghetti Sensory Play / Little Happies
  7. Pipe Cleaner Toy / Fun & Engaging Activities for Toddlers
  8. Cloud Dough / Juggling with Kids
  9. Playdough Balloons / PreK + K and Sharing
  10. Sensory Bottles / Metamora Community Preschool

When my boys were little, this was an issue we struggled with a LOT! The twins are on the higher end of the spectrum, but one struggles with sensitivity to certain sounds, touch, and even what he eats. It’s interesting to see just how different my boys are on this spectrum. I have one twin who will not eat certain foods if it smells funny or looks funny. As they get older, they are getting better at trying new things. However when they were little, they would eat the same thing for breakfast, lunch and dinner. French Toast Sticks and Pasta were part of their daily diet.

What about your kids? What are they sensitive to? Do you find sensory activities like the one listed above help? Leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you!

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  1. September 14, 2013

    Thank you so much for featuring our spaghetti sensory play! 🙂 I truly appreciate it. Please stop by again as there are a lot of new sensory ideas. Have a great rest of the weekend!

  2. May 12, 2014

    OOh, loving all of these activities! Thank you so much for featuring mine! xo

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