We love sensory play. For an overview of why these type of activities are so beneficial for children of all ages you can find out more in my introduction to sensory play along with general ideas of materials that could be used.

Here are some of the sensory play activities we’ve shared here on In The Playroom, to explore texture, sound, scent and more. Check back to this post (or pin it for easy access!) as I’ll be adding lots more sensory activities here as we write them up.

The ultimate resource for sensory play on In The Playroom - Sensory bins, sensory doughs, sensory paint activities, sensory bottles, and moreTactile sensory play bins

Links marked with a * are round ups which also include ideas from other bloggers.

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Sensory play with paint

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Sensory play with doughs

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Sensory bottles

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Sensory Bags

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Water Play

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Sensory play areas

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Light Table

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