5 Quick & Easy Sensory Activities

Sensory play is a vital part of your child’s growth and development. I’ve learned that the more I engage my children in activities that allow them to touch, taste, smell, see, and hear, the quicker they learn, the happier they become, and the more entertained they stay. That’s why I love to see their minds grow with these 5 Quick & Easy Sensory Activities.

I received samples and compensation on behalf of Scentsy for this post. However, all opinions are my own. 

5 Quick & Easy Sensory Activities

5 Quick & Easy Sensory Activities - these fun, engaging ways to play with your kids and get them using their senses will provide hours of fun. Your kidsl be learning while they play. with these cheap activities!:

1. Homemade bubbles. Combine soap, corn starch, and water in a bucket. Get some bubble wands, cookie cutters, different sized cups, and allow your child to blow bubbles, play in the bubbles, and make creations with the bubbles.


2. Play in the mud. Nothing makes my children happier than playing with handfuls of mud. They love to play with the texture, note the cool temperature, and get messy.


3. Explore different textured foods. There are so many fun sensory activities you can do with food: paint with yogurt, peel grapes and allow your child to squish them, play with cooked noodles, etc. So much fun to experience different textures and tastes.


4. Homemade Play-Doh. Whip up a batch of Homemade Play-Doh and allow your child to sculpt, squish, cut, and create.


5. Play with sensory inspired toys. Encourage your child to play with toys full of different textures, sounds, smells, and colors. Now I know what you’re thinking – does such a toy exist? Well, let me introduce you to my daughter’s new best friend: Scentsy Sidekicks Pippy the Pig.

scentsy Engaging in sensory play has never been easier or more fun thanks to Scentsy’s new line of plush toys. Equipped with teething rings, sliding knee socks, powder fresh scents, crinkly legs, different textures, and a variety of colors, your child will adore exploring all of there senses with Scentsy Sidekicks!


When I first introduced my daughter to Pippy the Pig, she let out a squeal of delight and immediately embraced Pippy in her arms. Because she is teething, I constantly find her sucking and biting on the teething rings. Not to mention, she gets a crack out of the crinkly noises when she moves Pippy the Pig around. Talk about the perfect birthday, shower, or just because gift. Be sure to visit Scentsy to learn more about Scentsy Sidekicks.

What’s your favorite way to engage your child in sensory play?

About Meagan

My name is Meagan and I adore being a mother to a Ninja Turtle obsessed 4-year-old and a very sweet (but mostly sassy) one-year-old. Before working from home, I enjoyed my time as a Behavioral Health Nurse. When I get a moment to myself, nothing makes me happier than eating cookie dough ice-cream, going shopping (kidless), catching up on my favorite Netflix shows, or soaking in a nice warm bubble bath. My family and I recently relocated to Idaho where we love living the simple life.


5 Quick & Easy Sensory Activities — 23 Comments

  1. Most of kid like messing around. These activities like this are just there true style of their hobby. Thanks for the share! Btw, your son so cute! Hope he has tons of fun enjoying these games.

  2. Those activities are worth trying. I usually let my kids play in the wide space or with bubbles. And I like the idea of playing with mud to, I think they will help the kids improve more. Thank you for helpful advices.

  3. These are amazing activities for kids! They are good for a growth of a child. I usually make a homemade bubbles and play with the kids. They are always exciting about that! Sometimes, I make a play show with puppet to tell story to my kids. They also love it very much!

  4. It’s fun to get messy and learn! Pinned to my Educational For Kids board. I love to bake muffins. This is a great collection of sweet and savory muffin recipes. Thank you for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

  5. These kids have such cute eyes-adorable! My three love any excuse to have fun with bubbles and water!

  6. I love every single one of these sensory activities! These are so great for a homeschool routine or after school or even on the weekends! Incorporating education into fun never looked so good!

  7. My kids have always loved bubble play. Not like air bubbles like bubble baths. They have always enjoyed putting the bubbles on their hands and blowing them and touching them.

  8. These are all great sensory activities. It’s great that Scentsy has this line of plush toys. Piggy the Pig sure is cute.

  9. First, your pictures are so cute. And a child’s development is of paramount importance.
    I like the focus here on a different type of learning, but also one that needs to be considered.

  10. I have not made Homemade Play-Doh for a while. I will have to make some this week for the kids. I like the sensory bottles you make with glitter and water.

  11. My kids love to play in the mud when they can. I am always looking for new sensory activities to try with the kids.

  12. These are great sensory activities for kids. We love to make Homemade Play-Doh.

  13. I used to love playing in the mud when I was younger. Letting kids just get wild and dirty like that is so much fun.

  14. Homemade playdoh is definitely one of the best activities that you can do. Easy and fun!

  15. My kids love sensory activities the most. All of these are definitely super easy to do.

  16. I think sensory games/activities are wonderful ways for kids to learn and interact. Totally loving the bubbles activity and the simplicity with playing in the mud. Great ideas!

  17. My son has autism, my daughter lives with a rare genetic condition she has autism as well. I love this list of sensory activities perfect my 2 kids.

  18. Oh Pippy the Pig is so adorable! Our little one loves to play in the mud! I have never tried the homemade play doh…I really should try to make at home!