After the success of our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge back in January 2015 we decided to repeat the series for a second year. 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge 2016 is up and running!
The idea behind the 31 Day Sensory Play challenge is to encourage parents to explore sensory play with their little ones. We have allocated 31 sensory resources to each day of the month of January. We have created a list of activity ideas to get you inspired but feel free to use the resources in any way you wish.
This year we have created a 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge Calendar to help you with activity ideas.
Download your copy and keep it handy on your computer. Each morning simply open the calendar, locate the current date and click on the image. It will take you to the sensory activity idea for that day. Each post has plenty of other sensory activity inspiration based on that resource.
Here are the sensory activities that you will find on the free downloadable calendar:
Day 1 – Cotton Wool – Baked Cotton Wool Balls
Day 2 – Rice – Neon Rice Sensory Bin
Day 3 – Shaving Foam – Shaving Foam and Sand
Day 4 – Play Dough – Colour Surprise Play Dough
Day 5 – Jelly – Jelly Alphablock Hunt
Day 6 – Slime or Gloop – Alphabet Fybogel Slime
Day 7 – Fun In The Bath – Neon Bath Painting
Day 8 – Bubble Wrap – Bubble Wrap Painting
Day 9 – Pasta – Pasta Painting
Day 10 – Kitchen Play – Shape Salt Tray
Day 11 – Sticky Play – Window Sticky Play
Day 12 – Bubbles – Bubble Snake
Day 13 – Texture – Textured Stepping Stones
Day 14 – Ice – Ice Dinosaurs
Day 15 – Scented Play Dough – Arctic Sensory Bin
Day 16 – Light Play – Neon Bowling
Day 17 – Recycled Play – Pom Pom Play With Recyclables
Day 18 – Food Colouring – Coloured Rain Clouds
Day 19 – Cloud Dough – Lavender Cloud Dough
Day 20 – Snow – What Makes The Best Artificial Snow
Day 21 – Sensory Bottles – Valentine Sensory Bottles
Day 22 – Beans/ Lentils – Neon Space Sensory Bin
Day 23 – Exploring Sounds – Sound Matching Game
Day 24 – Sensory Bags – Farmyard Sensory Bag
Day 25 – Water Beads – Ways To Play With Water Beads
Day 26 – Pipe Cleaners – Magnetic Valentine Hearts
Day 27 – Edible Play – Edible Spring Flowers
Day 28 – Masking Tape – Road Tape Mat
Day 29 – Balloons – Minion Balloon Play
Day 30 – Cereal Play – Number Cereal Sensory Bin
Day 31 – Straws – Spring Straw Sensory Bin
If you would like a blank version of the 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge Calendar so you can plan your own activities click here.
Last year we put together a shopping list of our popular resources. Click here to view the shopping list. However, the challenge has been put together to include resources that are readily available in the home.
In 2015 we had bloggers from around the world take part in our 31 Day Sensory Play Blog Hop. Their activities have been added to our list of sensory play activities.
How to take part in our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge 2016
Simply download the activity ideas calendar, plan your sensory play (you can use this plain calendar to help) and have lots of sensory fun! We would love to see your adventures. Share a photograph on our Adventures of Adam Facebook Page or use the hashtag #31DaySensoryPlayChallenge on Instagram. We can’t wait to see what sensory activities you do!