No matter how big or small your budget is, you can make your Sunday school classrooms more sensory friendly just by adding a few of the fun and useful items listed below! (affiliate links included)
- Visual timer - helps kids transition from activity to activity and kids can hear and see the countdown
- Bubbles - fun inside and outside
- Mini trampoline - helps gets extra energy out
- Textured balls - great for kids to hold when they need to sit and listen to a story
- Do A Dot markers - easier to hold than crayons or markers for kids with low fine motor skills
- Foldable tent and tunnel - especially fun if you can put a blanket in the tunnel for kids who may need a quiet space away from the crowd
- Weighted lap pad - helps kids feel more comfortable as they sit to listen or do activities
- Hanging swing seat hammock - if you have room, kids with sensory processing disorder usually love to swing
- Noise reducing headphones - for times when it gets loud (like during singing)
- Sensory blocks - another toy they could use when it's time to listen
These sensory-friendly toys aren't only for your kids with disabilities—kids of all ages and abilities can have fun with them.
What's your favorite sensory-friendly toy?