Simple Sensory Play with Rice & Sand
Archie has a lot of sensory issues especially around textures so I’m on the hunt for sensory activities that will engage him and might help manage some of his Autistic Traits.
One thing he hates is sand but that doesn’t mean he can’t have fun with his Little Tikes sand & water table, it just means I need to come up with different ways to play. I saw a couple of posts on this week’s #ToddlerApprovedTuesday that got my little brain whirring so I raided the pantry & found I had both rice & lentils, a great substitute for sand.
One thing I would consider next time is to leave out the water. Archie did enjoy playing with the rice & water together but it was messy so I ended up putting him in his swimming cossie! The mess wasn’t much of a problem for us as we have AstroTurf so as soon as the sun had dried the grass I was able to whip out the Hoover & clean it all up but I don’t think I’d use water every time we play.
Archie loved every minute and happily played for a good 30 mins, we went back to it a couple of times again before he got bored but it was definitely a success and I’ll be keeping the pantry well stocked with cheap rice& lentils from now on 🙂
Have you got any other recommendations for sensory play?