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



Drinking with a straw

Tossing a weighted ball


Jumping on a trampoline

Bear walks

Jumping on bubble wrap

Using a scooter board

Obstacle course

Blow up balloons

Wearing a weighted vest




Big hugs

Eat sour and spicy flavours 


Rocking

Stringing beads (fine motor)









Tag


Hopscotch

Crawling through boxes or tunnel 

Pulling apart resistant toys/objects

Squishing between pillows

Push ups and sit ups

Stretching in a Snuggle Huggle

Spinning on chair with wheels

Rocking on a rocking horse

Hanging upside down off couch


Play with Clay

Retrieving objects hidden in rice or beans


Whip cream painting

Pudding play




Using a yoga ball

Spinning

Tug of war

Wheelbarrow walk


Using Fidgets 

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 musical instruments 

Listen to music

build a blanket tent 

Spinning 


Dancing

Brushing & Joint Compressions

Blowing bubbles

Playing with play-doh


Playing in shaving cream

Discovering sensory bins


Massage

Crab walk

Cuddle a house pet
 


Bubble baths

Tattoo/stickers on body