Kids curious by their nature and they need constant attention. They get distracted easily and need something to keep them engaged and make them learn things at the same time. Initial learning years are formative years of a child’s educational journey. Therefore, here is a list of sensory activities to stimulate sensory organs for kids.

Scratch-and-Sniff Painting

It engages the visual, olfactory and tactile senses of the kid. For this, pick any kind of Jell-O base with different colours and flavours. Mix these colours in water in different plastic cups. Mix the following ingredients to make colours: –
• White glue- 1 tablespoon
• Water-1 tablespoon
• Jell-O powder- 1 tablespoon
Give your child a hard paper or cardboard to draw with few paintbrushes. Let the painting dry after completion. Run the fingertips along the paint to let it release the odour.

Scratch-and-Sniff Painting

Play-Dough

Hide some objects in a dough. Let your child play with it and find those objects. You may tell your child to find it or he may do so while playing it to get surprised. You may tell him to make a pot or balls from it. The activity is great for nurturing the motor skills of your child. If your child reflects any reaction to readymade play-doh, try to find a recipe for edible homemade play-dough.

At-Home Ball Pit

Children love playing in a ball pit. If you do not have time to take him to an amusement park, you can make one at home. You will need an inflatable kiddie pool and pit balls that can be brought from any play store. To make things more exciting, you can tell your kid to find a toy hidden inside.

Twister

Twister

This classic game is liked by all children and parents. It is great at improving motor skills. Both parents and children can play it. They have to stretch and twist the muscles and joints into the right positions. This game requires attention and concentration on the part of parents to see if the child is doing the twist fine.

Tabletop Sensory Boxes

Most of the kids have fun playing with sand and water. You may layout some sand in a tub with some toys in the garden for your kid to play with. If he tends to put things in his mouth, you can switch sand with edible items such as rice, dry beans, pulses, etc. You can help them to build a castle out of the sand. They can have a tea party from all the spoons, cups, and other things. They learn to scoop, pour, and bury to heighten their sensory experience.

Puzzles

Puzzles

Puzzles are a great way for children who get overexcited and love to put their brains to complex things. Children can become calm while solving puzzles. Make sure you do not give them a very hard puzzle to solve. It can help in developing motor skills, spatial skills, and cognitive skills. Jigsaw puzzles of cartoons and that make a sound when a piece is added right makes children happy.