DIY Activity - Sensory Balloons
How: with your child, fill up balloons using a funnel with different sensory mediums. Have the child choose some themselves! Add things with a scent to and an additional sense of smell (e.g. ground up coffee beans). We particularly like flour, rice, and water. Get creative! Even place a little pebble inside a balloon with flour to add another tactile aspect.
Why: Not only can this build hand strength and manipulation, but it is a great sensory based activity. It can help to keep your child’s hand’s ‘busy’. By using different mediums, this means that the sensory input is novel and won’t get old!
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