100 Sensory Break Ideas For Children  


2-3 minute movement break every 10-15 minutes.

Have a visual timer and/or visual schedule so that your child knows what the planned sensory breaks will be and for how long. 

Give the child warnings that the break is soon ending. Sensory breaks should accommodate your child's sensory needs. Consult an Occupational Therapist to plan a sensory diet for your child. 






1. Using a weighted blanket

2. Running around


4. Yoga

5. Jumping on a crash pad 

6. Climbing Stairs


8. Drinking with a straw

9. Tossing a weighted ball

10. Sensory platform swing

11. Jumping on a trampoline 
 
12. Bear walks

13. Jumping on bubble wrap

14. Using a scooter board

15. Obstacle course

16. Blow up balloons

17. Wearing a weighted vest


19. Glow sticks bath tub

20. Sliding down the slide








22. Big hugs

23. Eat sour and spicy flavours 

24. Rocking 

25. Stringing beads (fine motor)


27. Roller blades

28. Wagon ride



31. Soccer

32. Make slime


34. Ball hockey

35. Hopscotch

36. Crawling through boxes 

37. Pulling apart resistant toys/objects

38. Squishing between pillows

39. Push ups 

40. Stretching in a sensory body sock







41. Spinning on chair with wheels

42. Rocking on a rocking horse

43. Hanging upside down off couch

44. Climbing on playground equipment

45. Play with Clay

46. Retrieving objects hidden in rice or beans


48. Whip cream painting

49. Pudding play

50. Push furniture around


52. Using a peanut ball

53. Using a yoga ball

54. Spinning

55. Tug of war

56. Wheelbarrow walk



59. Gentle play wrestling

60. Jumping Jacks







62. Tickle over there skin softly
 

64. Carrying RelaxPack sensory backpack

65. Turn on bubble column
 
66. Play catch

67. Eating crunchy foods 


69. Jumping on bouncy castle 
 
70. Hopscotch

71. Blanket Burito


73. Blowing whistles

74. Chew gum

 
76. Listen to music

77. Build a blanket tent 

78. Spinning on a Bilibo 


80. Dancing









84. Playing with play dough
 
85. Playing in shaving cream

86. Discovering sensory bins

87. Massage

88. Crab walk

89. Cuddle a house pet
 

91. Bubble baths

92. Tattoo/stickers on body

93. Hitting a kids punching bag

94. Sensory Vibration cushion
 

96. Crawling through a sensory tunnel

97. Sit ups

98. Go visit an indoor sensory play park  

99. Lay down with sensory lights in the dark