Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Seasonal Sensory Materials

While I was working on yesterday's post I realized that I've posted sensory materials to explore for autumn, but I've never posted sensory materials for the other seasons.  I decided to put them all together in one great big list.  This will be easy to reference when you're planning sensory experiences.


I'll start with Autumn:

  1. Colored leaves
  2. Acorns
  3. Straw
  4. Soybeans
  5. Pumpkins
  6. Pumpkin Seeds
  7. Field Corn
  8. Corn Stalks
  9. Soybean Pods
  10. Mini Pumpkins
  11. Black Walnuts
  12. Osage Oranges
  13. Gourds
  14. Mums
  15. Apples
  16. Candy Corn
  17. Fake Spiderwebs
  18. Slime
Winter 
  1. Ice
  2. Snow
  3. Cotton Balls
  4. Scarves, Hats, and Gloves
  5. Christmas Ornaments
  6. Tinsel
  7. Ribbon
  8. Gift Wrap
  9. Jingle Bells
  10. Pine Needles
  11. Cranberries
  12. Peppermints
  13. Pinecones
  14. Cinnamon
  15. Confetti and Streamers
  16. Marshmallows
  17. Candy Hearts
Spring
  1. Dirt
  2. Mud
  3. Grass Clippings
  4. Seeds
  5. Plants
  6. Flower Petals
  7. Water
  8. Plastic Eggs
  9. Easter Grass
  10. Birdseed
  11. Feathers
  12. Mulch
  13. Grass Seeds
Summer
  1. Sand
  2. Seashells
  3. Sunflowers
  4. Sunflower Seeds
  5. Lemons
  6. Limes
  7. Hawaiian Leis
  8. River Rocks
  9. Fresh Vegetables
  10. Sponges
  11. Aquarium Stones
  12. Sawdust or Pine Shavings
  13. Pieces of pool noodles
  14. Dried Peas

If you'd like a printable list, you can download a copy here.  Can you think of anything else to add to the list?!

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