Updated: Sep 15, 2022
Sensory experiences are an important part of child development, but many sensory activities typically utilize the hands. Our feet are just as sensitive as our hands and this sensory walk allows children the experience of learning, exploring, and feeling with their feet.
To set this up there are numerous ways you can create the walk. You can create sensory boards or in tubs/trays place sensory materials. Pictured here are both trays & wooden boards with packaging, wood bits, pipe cleaners, gem stones, fake grass, sand paper, sea shells, pom poms, furry balls, rocks, ice rocks, and slime sand. You can also do rice, pasta, dried beans, legos, rubber bands, water beads, shaving cream, ice, sand, fabric, foam, slime, or water. Invite the child to take a sensory walk and let them explore, feel, ask questions, talk about textures, and sensory attributes!
So let them take a walk on the sensory side!