Winter is over, and it’s time to enjoy the fresh air. Now that you and your child aren’t cooped up inside, there are plenty of fun experiences to be had. We’ve compiled a list of spring activities perfect for children in the special needs community.
Sidewalk Chalk Art
Does your child have an artistic side that tends to get messy indoors? Sidewalk chalk is the perfect alternative. They will have the freedom to be creative without worrying about spills or stains. If your child is a part of the special needs community, this activity provides sensory experiences they couldn’t get in the winter. The touch of the chalk and sidewalk, the smell of grass, and the sounds of animals all stimulate their senses to keep them engaged.
Spring-Inspired Sensory Bins
Sensory bins are containers filled with toys and other items to engage the senses. Experiencing how the objects feel compared to one another makes this task ideal for children in the special needs community. You can make your sensory bin spring-themed by adding items from your backyard. Plants, rocks, and leaves all make great additions that your child will enjoy exploring.
Looking for an activity that is fun and educational? Scavenger hunts are an enjoyable way for children in the special needs community to learn about their environment. You can teach your child about the plants and animals outside while they search for hidden treasures. Scavenger hunts are also a great way to practice observational and communication skills as you work together!
Visit The Playground
It’s hard to find activities during the winter that help develop motor skills. Now that spring is here, trips to the playground are ideal. Children in the special needs community often struggle with coordination, and the jungle gym provides valuable practice. It’s also the perfect opportunity to play with others and strengthen their social abilities.
Consistent & Compassionate Care
At Blossom Children’s Center, we believe every child should look forward to therapy. We’ve created a welcoming environment with effective, play-based treatment. Contact us today to learn how your child can have fun while developing essential skills!