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Cocoa Slime {Tactile Sensory Activity}

Cocoa Slime is an amazing tactile sensory activity.  Children can use their hands to explore how some of the ingredients change and interact.  Through this activity, they can also develop their curiosity and creativity.  When the vinegar and baking soda are combined, the mixture begins to bubble and fizz which makes this a great visual …

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Popping Snow {Auditory Sensory Activity}

Popping Snow is a fun auditory sensory activity.  As soon as the candy hits the whipped cream, children can hear the “pop” and “crack.”  Popping snow is also a great tactile and gustatory activity, because children can feel the whipped topping in their hands and taste the candy “popping” in their mouths. How to Make …

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Applesauce Cinnamon Ornaments {Olfactory Sensory Activity}

Making Applesauce Cinnamon Ornaments is a fun olfactory sensory activity.  Children can smell the applesauce and cinnamon as they mix them together and cut out the holiday shapes.  While baking the ornaments, the cinnamon will make the whole house smell so good too! How to Make Applesauce Cinnamon Ornaments: Supplies: 2 Cups of Apple Sauce …

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Holiday Chex Mix {Gustatory Sensory Activity}

Holiday Chex Mix is a delicious, festive, and kid-friendly treat that can also be a gustatory sensory activity.  Children can taste and experience many seasonal flavors including peppermint candy canes and mint chocolate M&M’s. How to Make Holiday Chex Mix: Ingredients and Supplies: 4 Cups of Corn Chex cereal 1 Cup of Chocolate Chips 1 …

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Christmas Tree Ball Painting {Visual Sensory Activity}

Christmas Tree Ball Painting is a creative, visual sensory activity where children can use their hand and eye coordination and motor skills to create a festive art project.  This hands-on activity helps children develop their fine motor skills too. How to Make a Christmas Tree Ball Painting: To get into the Christmas Spirit, be sure …

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