Sensory Activity for Toddlers & Preschoolers
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Get your kids moving with our Sensory Activity Cube!
Movement helps your child process emotions, release any stress and anxiety they may feel. Our Sensory Activity Cube is also great to practice gross motor skills and will provide great sensory input for your child.
You can use the activity cube indoor or outdoor. We love that kids of all ages can play this game.
What are the benefits of sensory play & activities?
- Sensory experiences support cognitive development
- Sensory activities creates more of a hands-on play that encourages discovery and development
- Sensory activities helps enhance and develop the child’s memory
- They are amazing for fine & gross motor skills development
- Creating a balanced sensory diet can help a child focus and regulate their emotions
Why does movement help kids learn better?
Kids learn better with movement because it becomes a full body experience. They can focus better when they are engaged in the activity VS sitting inactively listening to a teaching. Movement increases blood flow and oxygen levels which in turns increases cognitive development.
Remember the days of sitting on your school bench for hours? Remember how you got the itch to move, to wiggle, to talk? I remember quite vividly and it didn’t take me much to start daydreaming, missing half the lesson!
Turns out I was normal and so are many many kids. It’s a natural thing to want to move, talk, and touch the world around us. That’s how we learn best.
Love this article – Why Your Kids Learn Through Movement
What we love most about this sensory activity:
- No need to buy anything
- Creates a fun sensory activity with movement
- Easy to make with very little preparation and clean-up!
- Kids can be involved from the beginning
- A great brain break for all kids!
Now let’s get started!
1 – Get our FREE printable & print the PDF. (see below)
2 – Cut the form (solid lines) and fold the dotted lines.
3 – Apply glue where indicated and fold together, one flap at a time. You can also use tape.
4 – Time to play! Simply roll the dice and have your child act out the activity shown.
More Sensory Activities and Tools
I just love sensory play & activities, for so many reasons. They can help kids learn better, regulate their sensory system, help them process emotions and so much more. In my eyes, they are vital for any and every kid.
I’ll share with you similar activities as well as some tools/toys we love.
Sensory Scavenger Hunt Cube
This free printable has 2 cubes – one with instructions and one with the numbers.
Kids have to throw both cubes and find the things shown.
You can find it here – Scavenger Hunt Cube