The change in season can be tough on children with autism. Having a list of fun sensory activities on hand can make winter a better experience. Here is a list of winter activities for kids with autism.
Fake Snow Crafts
Fake snow is an easy craft to make for winter activities. All you need is baking soda and conditioner. Mix these into a bowl, and you’ll have a fun sensory activity for kids with autism. This craft can be shaped into winter-themed shapes such as snowmen and snowflakes.
You will want to use a box or bin to keep the paint contained as much as possible. Plastic ornaments work best. You can add the paint into the box so your child can mix the ornaments around in the paint, exploring them with their senses.
Icy Treasure Hunt
If you don’t mind some prep work, this winter activity can be a lot of fun. Take a bin and fill it with water. Then, add in some winter or holiday-themed toys and items that can be frozen. Let this freeze overnight. Once it’s ready, run warm water over the block of ice to get it loosened up. Then, use spoons to carve away at it and dig for the treasure inside.
Holiday Sensory Bags
Plastic bags that are sealable can be filled with gel, glitter, and winter or holiday-themed items. These are fun to play with and provide sensory excitement for kids with autism. These bags can also be decorated on the outside to make them especially wintery.
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