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 


Stringing beads (fine motor)



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


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



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 



Brushing & Joint Compressions

Blowing bubbles

Playing with play-doh

Playing in shaving cream

Discovering sensory bins


Crab walk

Cuddle a house pet

Bubble baths

Tattoo/stickers on body

Pudding play