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Create your own sensory book

Calling upon children's senses is essential. Sensory activities are linked to important benefits on various levels. Many different types of sensory games exist. Today, I encourage you to create your own unique sensory book for your group using items you have on hand. The possibilities are endless. Find inspiration in the items you already have, no need to head to the store.

 

You will need:

  • 8.5 x 11 pieces of heavy paper or cardstock
  • Clear adhesive paper
  • A hole-punch
  • A metal ring (or several)
  • A variety of material children will enjoy exploring with their fingers (see list below for suggestions)

How to create your sensory book:

  1. Begin by using the adhesive paper to make the edges of each page stronger. Simply use it to create a 3-4 cm border.

  2. Use the hole-punch to make 1, 2, or 3 holes in each page, depending on the book format you prefer.

  3. Stick a different element on each page.

    Suggestions:
    • Feathers
    • Sandpaper
    • Sand
    • Pebbles
    • Gravel
    • Cotton balls
    • Different types of fabric
    • Pasta
    • Rice
    • etc.

  4. Once the elements have been glued on the pages, assemble your sensory book. If you wish, you could also display the pictures on a wall or even on the floor for a different type of activity. Encourage children to touch the elements with their fingers (or their feet if you decide to stick them on the floor).

 

Have fun and let your creativity guide you!

 

Maude Dubé, Specialized educator


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