Sensory Break Ideas
Sensory Breaks

2-3 minute movement break every 10-15 minutes.
Have a timer and visual schedule so the child knows when and for how long
Give the child warnings that the break is soon ending



Using a weighted blanket

Running around

Ball Pit


Yoga

Jumping on a crash pad


Climbing Stairs

Sensory bottles/Calm down jars


Drinking with a straw

Tossing a weighted ball

Swinging

Jumping on a trampoline



Bear walks

Jumping on bubble wrap

Using a scooter board


Obstacle course

Blow up balloons

Wearing a
weighted or pressure vest

Use a hopping jumping ball



Glow sticks bath tub

Sliding down the slide

Balancing games


Big hugs

Eat sour and spicy flavours

Heavy Work activities

Rocking

Stringing beads (fine motor)


Roller blades

Wagon ride

Sliding down the slides

Teeter totter

Merry-go-round

Soccer

Basketball

Tag

Ball hockey

Hopscotch

Drawing with chalk on the body


Crawling through boxes or lycra tunnel

Pulling apart resistant toys/objects

Squishing between pillows

Push ups and sit ups

Push furniture around

Sit in a big comfy bean bag chair

Using a peanut ball


Using a yoga ball

Spinning

Tug of war

Wheelbarrow walk

Have a bath with bath paint

Squeezing fidgets


Playing on playground equipment

Gentle play wrestling

Jumping Jacks

Water play

Tickle over there skin softly

Sand play

Carrying backpack with books

Turn on bubble column


Play catch

Eating crunchy foods

Chewing on some chew toys

Jumping

Hopscotch

Blanket Burito

Using a paintbrush and paint trace over your hands on paper

Blowing whistles

Chew gum

Play music (drums,flute)

Listen to music

build a blanket tent 

Spinning on a Dizzy Disc


Dancing

Brushing

Joint compressions

Blowing bubbles

Playing with play-doh


Playing in shaving cream

Discovering sensory bins


Massage

Crab walk

Cuddle a house pet


Trapeze

Spinning on chair with wheels

Rocking on a rocking horse or rocking chair

Hanging upside down off couch

Climbing on playground equipment

Stretching out in a Lycra Body Sac

Play with clayPlay with clay

Retrieving objects hidden in rice or beans

Face and body painting

Whip cream painting

Pudding play

Bubble baths

Tattoo/stickers on body

Hitting punching bag

Vibration cushion