5 Sensory Activities for First Graders

by Alissa Marquess on February 25, 2012

Sensory Play for First Graders

I recently took part in the Kids Co-op – the link up is for all sorts of kids activities,  but I am went  through the ideas shared in the previous week to pull out my favorite sensory activities to share with you.

This week I have five sensory activities that will work for first graders and older kids too.  I find that there are lots of posts out there about preschooler sensory activities, but less for older kids so I like to collect ideas that will work for elementary age kids when I find them:

5 Sensory Activities for First Graders

Sometimes we only hear about sensory activities in the younger years, but first graders are certainly still learning a ton about their world through their senses.  Give one of these fun sensory activities a try with your six year old!


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum February 25, 2012 at 1:26 pm

This is a great idea – I think that sensory play is so important and hadn’t realised how important until J was born (secondary teacher trained) and sharing ideas from the link up each will will provide a great way to find ideas. Thank you.

PS. I Love your badge


Kristin @ Sense of Wonder February 26, 2012 at 5:26 am

I am thrilled to pieces to be featured! Thank you!


Rebekah @ The Golden Gleam February 26, 2012 at 7:56 pm

So happy to see our story sensory box featured. Like Cerys, I had not heard of sensory play before becoming a mother, and I was teacher before I became a stay at home mom. I wish I had known about it before because I think it would have been useful to my elementary age students. Thank you for encouraging parents and teachers of school age children to engage their children in sensory play.


Heather March 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Hi! I found this post via Pinterest & I love it! I have a 1st grader that I homeschool & I forget that she needs sensory time like her younger sister! I featured this pin as one of Pinterest’s best on my blog here: http://www.pinfluence.com/2012/03/03/saturday-stumbles/


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