I learned this sensory activity from my son’s co-op preschool. It was a big ‘duh’ moment. Yes, latex medical gloves. Over the years I have created sensory bins, sensory bags and sensory bottles but this idea, my friends, was like coming home. This post includes how to make Sensory Gloves for Preschoolers. This activity is perfect for Halloween! Enjoy!
Sensory Gloves for Preschoolers
So simple. All you need are latex gloves and items to fill the gloves such as kidney beans, lentils, corn starch, sugar, flour, corn kernels and rice. Tie at the wrist and you’re on your way to a fun sensory experience for you and your children! My advice is to keep it simple. Don’t decorate the gloves, don’t even add smell. Isolate the quality of experience so your child can reach his sensory potential.
Introduce new language such as crunchy, smooth, grainy, granular, bumpy, rough, wrinkle, hard, soft and tough.
Use variations such as grading from roughest to least rough or create pairs and make matches using a blindfold.
My sons have truly enjoyed these gloves. The gift that keeps on giving, I promise.
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