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Saturday, 5 September 2015

Over 100 Basic Sensory Materials You Probably Have at Home

I made this list as part of the ABCs of Sensory Play, but a few readers have asked for it as a separate list so it's easy to find and use for inspiration. 

Please remember that all play should be supervised at all times, and to use your common sense when creating sensory play. 


don't forget to pin it for your easy reference!

  1. Acorns
  2. Aluuminum Foil
  3. Aquariam gravel/pebbles
  4. Baking soda
  5. Balls
  6. Bark
  7. Beads
  8. Beans
  9. Berries
  10. Bubble Bath
  11. Bubbles
  12. Bubble wrap
  13. Buttons
  14. Cereal
  15. Chalk
  16. Chocolate
  17. Clay
  18. Cloud dough
  19. Cocoa
  20. Coffee
  21. Conkers/Chestnuts
  22. Cornflour/starch
  23. Cream
  24. Crepe Paper
  25. Custard
  26. Dough
  27. Fabric
  28. Fairy lights
  29. Felt
  30. Fibre optic lights
  31. Flour
  32. Flowers and Petals
  33. Foam
  34. Food colourings
  35. Fruit
  36. Gak
  37. Gelatin
  38. Gelli Baff
  39. Glass beads
  40. Glitter
  41. Glue
  42. Goop (cornflour and water)
  43. Grains
  44. Grass
  45. Gravel
  46. Hair gel
  47. Hay
  48. Herbs
  49. Ice
  50. Icing/ Powdered Sugar
  51. Jelly/Jelly
  52. Kool Aid
  53. Leaves
  54. Lentils
  55. Light toys
  56. Mud
  57. Night lights
  58. Packing noodles
  59. Paint
  60. Pasta
  61. Pine cones
  62. Pine needles
  63. Pipe cleaners
  64. Plasticine
  65. Playdough
  66. Polystyrene
  67. Pom poms
  68. Popcorn (popped)
  69. Popcorn Kernels 
  70. Pudding
  71. Putty
  72. Rice
  73. Salt
  74. Salt dough
  75. Sand
  76. Sawdust
  77. Seed heads
  78. Sensory Balls
  79. Sequins
  80. Shampoo and conditioner
  81. Shaving foam
  82. Shells
  83. Shredded Paper
  84. Soap flakes
  85. Soil
  86. Spagetti
  87. Spices
  88. Stones and Pebbles
  89. Straw
  90. Sugar
  91. Syrofoam
  92. Talcum Powder
  93. Tea
  94. Tissue Paper
  95. Tracing Paper
  96. Washing up liquid
  97. Water
  98. Water beads
  99. Wax Paper
  100. Wood
  101. Wood chips
  102. Yogurt
And there you have it. Have I missed anything?
What will you play with first??

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