There are so many fun Christmas sensory ideas in my brain right now – and not enough time to share them all with you. So, instead of trying to, I created a Christmas sensory “mix and match” activity planner that you can use to create your own fun experiences at home!
Using the Christmas Sensory Activity Planner
Here is a picture of the planner. To use it, all you do is choose one (or more) options from each box to create a new Christmas sensory activity.
For example, you could choose playdough with a Rudolph the Reindeer inspiration. Make brown playdough and add in a red pompom for a nose, and some glass beads (or googly eyes) for eyes. Maybe some brown pipe cleaners for antler-making. Check out this Rudolph Playdough post to see this idea in action!
If you wanted its purpose to be exploratory, I’d just add a few playdough tools to cut and roll with and leave it at that. We’d also probably read a version of the story before play for extra inspiration!
Isn’t that easy? Ever since I made this planner, I’ve been using it myself. LOL. I hope you find it as useful for stimulating ideas as I have!
Recipes for Sensory Play
If you’re looking now for recipes to make some of the base materials – check out these links:
Find my awesome downloadable recipe in our Free Printables page.
Find the super-easy instructions for colouring rice (without rubbing alcohol!) at the bottom of our Spring Sensory Bin post.
All you do is mix some food colouring into household salt!
Find a fun Christmas recipe for slime at Growing a Jewelled Rose.
Find the recipe for cloud dough along with other sensory ideas in our 10 Sensory Ideas for When You Only Have 10 Minutes post.
Gradually add 1 1/4 cups water to 2 cups of Baking Soda and 1 cup of Cornstarch, stirring the entire time until you have a moldable dough that can then be chilled in the fridge.
Follow these easy instructions from Powerful Mothering for brightly coloured noodles.
Find instructions and ideas for play in our Rainbow Goop post for this sensory material that is part liquid, part solid.
To get your FREE copy of the Christmas Sensory Mix and Match Activity Planner, click on the photo above or here to download it!
I’d love to hear what you think about the new mix and match Christmas sensory activities planner – and if you used it – what you came up with. Leave a comment below!
If you’re looking for even more fun Christmas ideas for kids, be sure to check out our Pinterest board at: Follow One Time Through’s board Christmas on Pinterest.