Spring Sensory Activity Pack


Get ready to explore a world of sensory play with our specially curated spring sensory activity pack that’s bursting with creativity and fun!

From vibrant arts and crafts projects to sensory activities and hands-on experiments, this eggstra-special pack is designed to bring a touch of magic to your springtime adventures. Let your creativity bloom. Get ready to dive in and let the springtime fun begin!

What you’ll find inside:

  • Springtime Snap
  • Garden Carrot Cake Recipe
  • Mirror Madness
  • Crafty Sheep Crafts
  • Maze Challenges
  • Chocolate Dough Slime
  • The Bug Hub
  • Colouring Pages

Our seasonal activity booklet is perfect for anyone with a sensory processing disorder, learning disability, autism, or a free afternoon to explore their senses.

Head to our Activity Pack page to download your copy of the Spring Activity Pack.


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Halloween Sensory Activity Pack 2023


If you’re after some spooktacular autumn activities to thrill your little monster’s senses, dive into our free Halloween Sensory Activity Pack! Specially assembled by our sensory team, the pack is designed to keep little hands busy whilst nurturing and developing senses and letting their creativity run wild!

What you’ll find inside:

  • Autumn Scavenger Hunt
  • Spider Biscuits Recipe
  • Maze Challenge
  • Pumpkin Slime Recipe
  • Pet Party Counting Activity
  • Bubbling Brew Science Experiment
  • Spooky Dot to Dots
  • Leaf Crown Crafts
  • Halloween Cat Colouring Pages

Our seasonal activity booklet is perfect for anyone with a sensory processing disorder, learning disability, autism, or a free afternoon to explore their senses.

Download our Halloween Sensory Activity Pack


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Winter Sensory Activity Pack 2022

Tis the time for the most sensory of seasons…

Can you hear the festive jingle bells? Feel the warmth of a crackling of a fire? Smell the pine and peppermint in the air? And taste the sweetness of a hot chocolate topped with cream and marshmallows?

As an early Christmas treat, our sensory team have put together a free sensory activity pack for you to get stuck into! It’s free to download and filled with exciting activities designed to stimulate your senses – whether that’s making sweet-smelling strawberry marshmallow slimecarefully connecting and colouring Christmas dot-to-dotsor creating snowball surprise soap.

Our activity booklet is perfect for anyone with a sensory processing disorder, learning disability, autism, or a free afternoon to explore their senses.

Download our Winter Sensory Activity Pack

You can download it right here.

Winter Sensory Activity Pack

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Halloween Sensory Activity Pack


It’s officially spooky season!

To help you get into the spirit, our Sensory Team has put together a wickedly awesome Halloween activity pack for you to get stuck into. It’s free to download and filled with ghoulish games, spooky recipes, creepy crafts, slimy science, scary snacks, monsterous colouring pages, and even more frighteningly fun activities designed to stimulate and develop your senses.

Our activity booklet is perfect for anyone with a sensory processing disorder, learning disability, autism, or a free afternoon to explore their senses.

Download our Halloween Sensory Activity Pack

You can download it right here.


Halloween Sensory Activity Pack

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Easter Sensory Activity Pack

Easter is almost here!

To celebrate our Sensory Team has put together an egg-citing Easter activity pack for you to get stuck into. It’s free to download and filled with sensory recipes, arty crafts, slimy science, colouring pages, and lots of egg-tastic activities designed to stimulate and develop your senses.

Our activity booklet is perfect for anyone with a sensory processing disorder, learning disability, autism, or a free afternoon to explore their senses.

Download our Easter Sensory Activity Pack

You can download it right here.

Easter Sensory Activity Pack


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Getting Active with a Disability

Last month the government unveiled their latest report looking into the health and wellbeing of children and young people with disabilities and special needs.

It’s the first report of its kind, written by researchers from the University of Bristol, Durham University and Disability Rights UK.

We’ve spent the time reading the report and listed the main takeaways below.

Two young brothers playing in a field together


5 Key Takeaways

1. Exercise is as important for non-disabled children as it is for disabled children.

“The scientific evidence is clear. Disabled children can benefit from being physically active in their everyday lives.”

Like everyone else, disabled children should aim to do around 120-180 minutes of aerobic activity each week. It doesn’t have to be done all in one session, and it’s best spread out across the week in daily 20 minute or every-other-day 40-minute chunks.

So, whether that’s a sunny afternoon playing in the park, walking the dog, or a daily dance session – putting aside half an hour to get active should be quite achievable.

Alongside the aerobic exercises, the experts also recommend mixing in some challenging strength and balance-focused activities too. These don’t have to be as complicated as they might seem, and they could be as simple as swinging on a swing or moving with weighted bands on your wrists or ankles. But doing these sorts of exercises is important for building muscle strength and body confidence.


2. Children are more likely to engage in activities when they’re inclusive, fun and enjoyable.

Motivation is key to getting active, and what better way to motivate children to get moving than making it fun?

Whether that’s joining a local sports team, finding a friend to join you on your active journey, or thinking outside of the box with your activities, e.g. having an impromptu sensory disco. There are lots of ways that you can upgrade your activities.

Find a list of local groups you could join here: https://www.ableize.com/disabled-groups-and-clubs-by-county/


3. There aren’t any health or safety risks when disabled children exercise – so long that it’s within their limits.

Parents can sometimes be sceptical about the safety of getting their disabled child active, although you could be doing more harm by stopping them from getting active in the long term.

The academics in the study found that there was no evidence to show that physical activity was unsafe for a disabled child, so long as it is performed at an appropriate level for their physical development, fitness, physical and mental functioning.


4. Exercise can build muscle, strength and confidence.

Exercise has a lot of benefits. Not only will it keep you fit and healthy, but it will also strengthen your muscles and bones, help you to maintain a healthy weight, improve your sleep, build confidence and social skills, boost your mental health and aid concentration and learning!


5. Even small bouts of activity can provide benefits.

Sometimes the commitment of 120 minutes of weekly exercise can seem like a lot. If it does feel overwhelming, why don’t you set yourself a task to do something active for five minutes every day? That’ll quickly build up to 35 minutes of exercise in the week.

After some time, you might find that you can do four 5-minute activities every day – and you’ll have reached the recommended 120-minute goal without having to put in too much of a sweat.

Thinking about how to make things manageable will help you make them manageable.


Active Activity Ideas

It’s always a little daunting to know where to start with exercise, but it shouldn’t be. We’re not recommending that you sign up for a marathon. But what we are suggesting is that you try to get a bit more active during the day.

Whether that’s going for a walk, doing a happy dance, or stretching. Doing simple, accessible, and fun actions every day is a great way to build up your fitness levels over time.

Our Sensory Experts have put together a few fun and inclusive sensory exercises designed to stimulate different systems and muscles; check them out below!



Not only are swings calming, but they’re also great for stimulating your vestibular systems – which helps you balance. Spending time swinging is a fun and relaxing way of actively developing your sense of balance.

Swings: Accessible Swing Seat, Wheelchair Friendly Swing Platform, Swing Frame, Nest Swing.



Bouncing, rocking, moving and stimming are common sensory seeking impulses. Channelling stims into a sensory activity can be an accessible and inclusive way of getting active and strengthening muscles.

Our Bouncing Chair is built to help you bounce in comfort. Its curved shape supports your body as you bounce, helping you relax in the stimulating movement. It’s available in two sizes for smaller or larger children.



Rocking and spinning in our funky sensory bowls can help you develop balance, gross motor and coordination skills. Use your whole body to carefully move the bowl from side to side, and try not to tip it over. They’re also suitable for indoor and outdoor play.

Rocking Bowls: Bilibo.



Our bright green Floor Surfer combines play, movement, balance, and motor skills development. Specially designed to support the user’s coccyx when sitting and the sternum when lying down, this handy sensory resource stimulates proprioceptive systems to that you can surf comfortably.

Build strength in your arms and legs as you push yourself along as you surf through your house or garden and discover it from a new perspective.



Walking provides the perfect opportunity to get outside and explore nature, although not all of us may be as comfortable on our feet. The Go Wheelie is a great walking support for users who aren’t as confident in their movements. Not only does it help them along, but it also encourages muscle control and strengthening too!


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Winter Sensory Activity Pack

Christmas is on its way!

To celebrate the occasion, our Sensory Elves have been busy putting together a wonderfully wintery activity pack – designed to stimulate your senses, develop key skills and inspire lots of festive fun!

Our activity booklet is perfect for anyone with a sensory processing disorder, learning disability, autism, or a free afternoon to explore their senses.

Download our Winter Sensory Activity Pack

Winter Sensory Activity Pack Contents:

  • Winter Bingo: Grab your sensory bingo card and use it as a guide to explore your senses this winter. Who will be the first to get a line or a full house?
    • Skills: Sound, Taste, Visual, Tactile, Sensory Exercise, Creative.
  • Sensory Baking – Apple Pie Cookies: This warm recipe is great weekend activity. Explore your senses in the kitchen and bake a tray of tasty treats.
    • Skills: Tactile, Taste, Smell.
  • Elvin’ About: Count the colourful Christmas elves in this festive counting activity.
    • Skills: Visual, Counting.
  • Gingerbread Slime: This recipe is excellent for stimulating your sense of smell, developing your fine motor skills and having lots of slimy fidgety tactile fun!
    • Skills: Tactile, Smell, Fidgeting.
  • Winter Senses: Think about your five senses in the winter, and which sights, smells, sounds, tastes, and textures are your favourites (e.g. building a snowman and the feel of the cold snow on your hands).
    • Skills: Sensory Thought, Introspection, Preferences.
  • Christmas Tree Hand Arts: It’s time to get a little bit messy so that we can make a Christmassy piece of art! Explore your tactile senses and develop your fine motor skills as you create your own handprint tree.
    • Skills: Tactile, Fine Motor, Creative, Visual.
  • Christmas Glitter Jars: This easy to make DIY fidget is perfect for visual stimulation and can also be gifted as a handmade sensory Christmas present.
    • Skills: Visual, Distracting, Stimming.
  • Colour Me In: It’s design time! We’re challenging you to design your own Christmas jumper. Use your art and fine motor skills to create a jumper that you’d love to wear.
    • Skills: Fine Motor, Creative, Visual.
  • Mindful Colouring: Focusing on the colours and keeping between the lines is a simple therapeutic activity that can calm and relax your mind. Why don’t you give it a try yourself with our mindful Christmas colouring page?
    • Skills: Calming, Visual, Fine Motor.

Two children playing in the snow.

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Using Sensory to Sleep Well

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things we can do, as it gives us the energy we need to explore, discover and learn more about our senses.

Without enough sleep, we can feel tired, irritable and pretty grumpy. 30% of children have trouble with their sleep, and those with Sensory Processing Disorders or Autism are even more likely to struggle to get to sleep.

This is down to their sensory sensitivities. If you are naturally over-stimulated throughout the day, your brain is likely to be wide awake at night, processing the information that’s been collecting. Whereas if you’re under-stimulated, you’re likely to find it hard to sleep as your brain has been in a type of sleep mode all day, as it’s been missing the stimulation it’s been craving.

Whether you find that your brain is under or overstimulated, including sensory into your bedtime routine could be the sleepy magic trick that you’ve been searching for.

Our sensory experts have put together a resource guide filled with sensory sleep advice; they cover each of your sensory systems so that you can stimulate the ones you’re most sensitive to.


Sound & Sleep

During our first years, sound and sleep are almost synonymous because music (typically relaxing music) acts as a mental distraction that helps us calm down. So whether that’s listening to your favourite bedtime playlist, whale sounds, or white noise – it’s likely that listening to some form of music will help you get to sleep a little quicker.

Over-Stimulated: Try to minimise outside noises, whether that’s turning the telly off downstairs or trying not to run the washing machine overnight. Keeping the house as quiet as possible is a great way to avoid any unwanted sound stimulation. If you’re particularly sensitive to sounds, why not try a pair of noise-cancelling headphones? Not only can you use them to sleep in, but they’ll be a handy sensory resource for when you’re out and about.

Under-Stimulated: Ambient sounds, white noise and audiobooks are great bedroom distractions for users seeking sound stimulation. Studies have found that listening to music can help you sleep better and faster. Whether it’s a lullaby, a soft folky playlist or a David Walliams audiobook, see if sound can help you sleep better.

  • Did you know that our Colour Changing Aroma Diffuser doubles as a sensory speaker? Mixing mood lighting, therapeutic aromas and soft sounds, you’re sure to have a great night’s sleep.

Sounds & Sleep


Light, Sight & Sleep

According to the Sleep Foundation, “light is the most important external factor affecting sleep.” This is because light affects your circadian rhythm – your bodies internal sleep clock. Bright light, especially blue light from screens, can halt melatonin production, keeping you awake.

Whilst light could affect how well you sleep; you might not be able to get to sleep without some light in your room. Mood lamps and night lights are popular bedroom accessories to help children and adults feel relaxed and calm before bed.

Over-Stimulated: Try to reduce the amount of light in your room. Blackout curtains or blinds are an effective way of blocking out sun or moonlight and transforming your bedroom into a dreamy dark den.

Under-Stimulated: Dark rooms aren’t for everyone, and that’s why we’ve got plenty of dreamy visual distractions in our projection and light effects collection. But for the purposes of this blog, we’re going to recommend our Ocean Wave Projector. It’s small, portable and can quickly create immersive sensory worlds to help you get into a dreamy mood. Focus and watch as the lighting effects cast undulating waves across your room for an endlessly calming visual distraction. What’s best is that the mood light doubles as a sensory speaker to play relaxing ocean sounds (or any other relaxing music of your choice.)

Light & Sleep


Smells & Sleep

Lavender, chamomile and rosemary are thought to help you dream deeper and sleep better, as they stimulate your olfactory systems and help your brain relax. It’s always best to use smells in moderation, as an overpowering smell, no matter how good it is, is likely to overstimulate your senses and make it harder for your brain to relax.

Under-Stimulated: Aromatherapy diffusers are a great way to subtly decorate your bedroom with calming scents, ready for a therapeutic night’s sleep. Our Aroma Stream Unit is an affordable and practical aromatherapy device that will quickly have your bedroom smelling like a sleepy sensory paradise.

If you’d like a more distracting aromatherapy experience, we’d highly recommend our MohDoh Sleep Pack. The pots of scented tactile putty stimulate your olfactory systems and tactile senses, and they also help build your fine motor skills. All in all, it’s a perfect fidget toy for capturing attention and helping minds relax.

Over-Stimulated: Avoid bringing anything smelly into your bedroom, and wash your sheets with a non-fragranced fabric conditioner for a neutral smelling bedroom environment.

Smells & Sleep


Taste & Sleep

Taste isn’t necessarily linked to a good night’s sleep, but the foods you eat before bed can have an impact on how well you sleep. Nutritionists recommend that you avoid fatty or sugary treats before you go to bed as they increase your blood sugar levels, giving you a boost of energy that can make it harder for you to get to sleep. On the other hand, a cup of cherry juice can help your body produce melatonin, making you feel naturally sleepy.

Under-Stimulated: If you find that you’re seeking oral stimulation at night, a chewigem could be a great resource to calm your senses before bed. Wear it on your wrist or hold it in your hand and calm your nerves by chewing on the soft silicone.

Over-Stimulated: If you find that minty toothpaste is too stimulating before bed, why don’t you try a different flavoured alternative? Whether that’s softer spearmint, strawberry or even a non-flavoured toothpaste to help calm your oral senses and sleep soundly.

Taste & Sleep


Touch, Your Tactile Senses & Sleep

Feeling comfortable before going to bed is one of the most important things we can do to try and have a good night’s sleep; and a lot of that has to do with how we physically feel, like if our pyjamas are too tight, or if we can’t find a cosy spot on our mattress. Luckily there are lots of things that you can do to improve your tactile experience before bed.

Under-Stimulated: If you find that you’re a restless sleeper and spend a lot of time tossing and turning in bed, you’re likely seeking tactile stimulation, so why don’t you try a Weighted Blanket? Weighted Blankets offer a comforting pressure that situates your body in space, stimulating your tactile and proprioceptive systems and helping you to feel calm and relaxed. We have lots of weighted blanket options for you to find the right size, weight, and shape for your needs.

Over-Stimulated: If you find that your tactile senses are particularly sensitive, we’d recommend going to sleep in loose-fitting clothing, using smooth fine cotton sheets, or trying to sleep without a duvet to try and avoid any extra tactile stimulation.

Touch & Sleep


Find Out More

Understanding your sensory needs is an important step in improving your sleep hygiene and sleeping well. If you’d like to find out more about creating a relaxing and therapeutic bedroom environment, then get in touch with a member of our sensory team; they’ll be able to recommend the best sensory products and resources to match your sensory needs and to help you get a great night’s sleep.

You can also get in touch with our design team about our Sensory Bedroom design packages – where we can transform your bedroom into a dreamy sensory paradise.

If you’d like to read more sensory blogs and articles, make sure you join the herd and sign up for our monthly sensory newsletters.

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Summer Sensory Activities

Summer is the best time to explore your senses. Days are longer, warmer, and filled with unique sounds, sights, smells, tastes, and textures for you to discover.

And that’s why our Sensory Experts have put together an exciting Summer Sensory Activity Booklet to keep you active, creative and your senses stimulated all summer long!

Our activity booklet is perfect for anyone with a sensory processing disorder, learning disability, autism, or a free afternoon to explore their senses.

Download your copy of our Sensory Activity Booklet.

If you’re interested in discovering more summer sensory activities, then sign up for our monthly activity newsletter. It’s completely free and filled with stimulating sensory activities, creative resources and helpful parental advice.

Child explores the texture of the sand.


Summer Sensory Activity Booklet Contents:

  • Sensory Flag: Design and create your own Sensory Flag, perfect for sensory gardens, vegetable patches or the tops of sandcastles.
    • Skills: Tactile, Visual, Fine Motor, Creative.
  • Summer Bingo: Grab your sensory bingo card, and get ready for some sensory fun. Who will be the first to get a line or a full house?
    • Skills: Sound, Tactile, Visual, Taste, Smell, Movement.
  • Fruitstravaganza: Count the number of bananas, cherries, kiwis, watermelons and oranges that are scattered across the page.
    • Skills: Visual, Counting.
  • Five Summer Senses: Think about your five senses in summer and which sights, smells, sounds, tastes, and textures are your favourites (e.g. the taste of fish and chips at the seaside).
    • Skills: Sensory Thought, Introspection, Preferences.
  • Sensory Exercise: Follow our five sensory integration exercises designed to stimulate your senses, make you feel more body-confident, and boost your mood.
    • Skills: Sensory Integration, Gross Motor, Proprioceptive, Vestibular.
  • Sensory Smoothies: Treat your taste buds to a tantalisingly tasty sensory smoothie – our recipes are filled with fruits to help you reach your five a day.
    • Skills: Taste, Tactile.
  • Colour Me In: A simple seaside themed colouring page perfect for you to inspire your inner artist.
    • Skills: Fine Motor, Tactile, Visual, Creative.

Children exploring their senses in nature


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Our Top 5 Fidgets: Autism Awareness Week 2021

It’s World Autism Awareness Week, and to celebrate, we’re sharing our sensory experts’ Top 5 Fidget Picks!

Fidgeting or ‘stimming’ is a coping mechanism lots of people in the autistic community use to channel their twitches, anxiety and extra energy to help them feel calm and focused in a wide range of environments.

Like we’ve mentioned before in our Wonderful World of Fidgets blog, fidgets have become a bit of a mainstream phenomenon over the past couple of years that kids (and adults) use to keep their focus. Although in this blog, we’re going to share our top picks for fidgets perfect for those on the autism spectrum.


Our Top Five Sensory Fidgets:

1. Glow in the Dark Push Pop Fidget

Like an endless roll of bubble wrap, our Glow in the Dark Push Pop Fidget provides terrific tactile and sound stimulation. Use your fingertips to ‘pop’ the soft silicone domes, build your fine motor skills, and listen out for the rewarding ‘popping’ sound each dome makes.

What’s best is the visual stimulation that comes with this fidget; bring it into a dark room, under your duvet, or into your secret den, and watch as the fidget glows in an otherworldly green colour.


2. Rainbow Push Pop Fidget

This fidget is just like the above but better suited for dreamers, escapists and lovers of colour. It might not glow in the dark, but it sure will bring a rainbow’s inspirational magic wherever you go.


3. Tricky Fingers

For hours of fun and fine motor development, our tactile tricky fingers fidget might be just what you’re looking for.

Use the tips of your fingers to push the coloured balls into the right position to match the card’s pattern. It’s a fiddly process and takes some time to figure out which is the best way to move the balls – but once you’ve cracked it, you’ll soon be making quick time of all the sensory puzzles!


4. Fidget Cube

Flick, twist, press, slide and push – this fidget cube may be pocket-sized, but it’s filled to the brim with fidgeting potential. Take it wherever you go, build your fine motor skills, and enjoy the calming tactile stimulation.


5. Tangle Therapy

Twist, turn and tangle anxious times away with our fun therapy fidget. Bright, colourful, tactile, and easy to use, Tangle Therapy is great for building fine motor skills and relieving stress.


We wish you all a wonderful World Autism Awareness week – make sure you celebrate your uniqueness loudly and proudly!

Not found the right fidget for you? Explore our full range of sensory fidgets.