Day 7: Sensory Lifestyle Challenge
Ok Team! Today is the last day of our Sensory Lifestyle Challenge. Hopefully you got a chance to complete all the fun activities. Remember you can always go back and try them again. But before we finish up here is our last activity from the Sensory Challenge.
DAY 7 CHALLENGE: BUBBLE SNAKE
This is one of the funnest bubble activities around that will keep your kids engaged. Yes there is some construction that needs to happen first but it’s fast and simple.
Why do I love this activity?
Well, firstly who does not like bubbles! Secondly, it has many great developmental benefits. The two main reasons for doing this activity includes:
- It’s an organizing activity: This means that it improves your child’s attention skills.
- Works on oral motor skills: Through blowing the bubbles it stimlulates your child’s mouth and all the structures & muscles inside. These are all related to speech, feeding and regulation. By blowing, your child practices how to coordinate their lips, cheeks and jaw. Their muscles get strengthened. They build awareness of their mouth, tongue, lips and jaw.
So, oral motor activities help to strengthen your child’s oral muscles and it helps them build coordination. These skills are essential for speech and feeding.
Out of your supply list get the following items ready:
- Empty water bottle
- Old sock
- Elastic band
- Bubble solution
- Empty plastic container
|Targeted Senses||Skills Developed|
|Tactile, visual and proprioceptive senses||Bilateral coordination, eye hand coordination, oral motor skills|
Step 1: Build your bubble construction
Don’t worry, it’s fast and simple!
Check out my video on How to Make your Bubble Snake.
Step 2: Play and Make some fun Bubble Creations!
Their creations don’t need to stay a snake. They can be a train, rocket, trumpet… Get them started and see where their imagination takes them.
Have fun and get going with those creations!
Where to Now?
There you have it. My 7 Day Sensory Lifestyle Challenge. I hope you and your children had fun playing while simultaneously building their foundational skills that are pivotal to their everyday life success.
If you find yourself needing more support or ideas on play activities that support your child’s development, check out my blog www.SensoryLifestyle.com.
The ‘Weekend Sensory Activities’ might be specifically helpful as it has lots of great ideas.
Remember, as your child explores and moves their bodies, their senses get strengthened. This helps them move their bodies in coordinated ways and build stronger minds. Their confidence with their body guides them through new challenges, which help them move up the developmental ladder by completing more complex skills.
Through large full body movements, your child learns about their body and how it relates to the space around them.
Through manipulation of small things, your child learns to use their hands efficiently.
Hope you had a wonderful time connecting and playing with your children!
Disclaimer: The activities in this email series are intended for sensory play. They are not a replacement for treatment of children with Sensory Processing Disorder, are not medical advice and should not be used in place of the care of a medical doctor or other qualified healthcare professional. These activities should be facilitated and supervised by an adult. All activities are to be performed at your own risk and in no event shall Sensory Lifestyle be liable for any damages.