Easy Sensory Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Easy Sensory Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Easy Sensory Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Sensory play activities are an important part of learning and development for all kids but more importantly toddlers and preschoolers.  They have so much to learn and discover!   And they are curious and hungry to explore the world.   Sensory activities will help them learn, regulate their emotions, process information and so much more! 

Try these easy sensory activities!

We’ve curated some of the easiest sensory activities to make with your kids! 

1 – Soap Foam

All you need is Dish Soap, Water and Food Coloring!  So easy to make & so fun! 

Rainbow Soap Foam Bubbles Sensory Play

2 – Slime

Wanna make a fluffy slime?  It couldn’t be easier to make it!  You only need 3 ingredients and some food coloring drops.

Fluffly Slime

3 – Draw with cars

Such a fun twist on a drawing activity! 
Simply tape a crayon or marker at the front of car and let them roll around while drawing. 

Drawing with cars

4 – Oobleck

We love messy play!  Oobleck is such a great activity.  Is it liquid?  Is it solid?  Try it & see! 

How to make Oobleck

5 – Texture Play

Tactile play is a soothing sensory activity for all kids!  Make a sensory wall with this piece of cardboard, lay it on the floor for them to walk on, and so many more ideas!  

Cardboard Sensory Board

6 – Color Mixing Bag

Color mixing in bags is fun and mess free!  You can also use this activity to teach kids about color mixing.  

Rainbow Sensory Mixing Bags

7 – Bath Tub Paint

Make your own bath paint with ingredients you have at home!  You only need 3 ingredients. 

DIY Kids Bath Tub Paint

8 – Frozen in Time

Make your own bath paint with ingredients you have at home!  You only need 3 ingredients. 

DIY Kids Bath Tub Paint

9 – Textured Balloons

We all have balloons on hand.  Add some ingredients like rice, beans, lentils and make a sensory textured balloon!  

Sensory Animal Textured Balloons

10 – Car Wash

All you need is some soap, a bin or 2, and some toys!  Such an easy activity to do indoors or outdoors.

Toy Washing Stations

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11 – Finger Paint

Taste safe homemade finger paint for your littles!  

Easy Homemade Finger Paint

12 – Fake Snow Bin

You only need 3 ingredients to make this fake snow.  A great sensory activity that will entertain kids hours! 

Fake Snow Recipe

13 – Sensory Paths

sensory path painter's tape

We LOVE Sensory Paths!!  And this one is easy to make.  You only need electrical tape! 

DIY Sensory Path

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14 – Sensory Bottles

What I love most about sensory bottles is that they are limitless!  You can reuse the bottles and create a whole new experience every time! 

Foolproof Sensory Bottles

15 – Ice Paint

Painting is such a fun activity for kids!  It’s highly sensory, creative and expressive.  Now add some ice paint to make it a whole new experience! 

Painting with Ice

16 – Disco Time

The name says it all!  Turn off your lights, add some sensory lights, glow sticks, some music and dance away!   Such a great fun sensory play activity for all kids. 

17 – Sensory Scavenger Hunt

Sensory Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are fun for the whole family! Try this sensory hunt cube we created.  Have fun! 

Sensory Hunt Cube 

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