8 Cool Tactile Sensory Activities for Autism: Pillow Party


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In the post, we are sharing Tactile Sensory Activities for Autism. Let’s face it… somehow, your kids will ruin your couch. Whether it’s a permanent marker or a jump, it’s only a question of time. So, here in The Inspired Treehouse, we say that if you can’t beat them… join them!

All these games are super fun means to build balance, motor control, force, and proprioception.   Try them on your own and tell us what you think! I feel like your kids are going to have so much fun, you’ll probably want to take part in the action yourself!

Tactile Sensory Activities for Autism

Here are some of the most effective ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Activities for Kids and Toddlers. 

Follow the Yellow Brick Road – Help your little ones set up the cushions like a road with a few turns between two designated points (we used two stools). The children take turns and jump on the road to see at what speed they can get from point A to point B without falling!

Hot Lava – It’s a favorite at home. Have your children scatter the pillows around the ground. The floor turns into hot lava and they have to jump from one pillow to another to be safe! It’s also fun to make it into a chase game by having someone become the “lava monster”!

Wreck-it Ralph and Fix-It Felix  “My children can play it together without my help.” They decide who is going to be Ralph and who is going to be Felix and then they pile up all the cushions as high as possible. Ralph gets a good start and knocks back the tower. Felix is responsible for piling up the pillows. After several rounds, they change roles.

Jumpin’ Jack Flash  – This is another step that a child can take without an adult. It is enough to lay pillows on the ground so that a section of the ground is completely covered.  (Make sure the area is away from furniture or any other thing they could jump into). Set up a place for them to jump (we use our ottoman), and watch them jump, jump, and fall on the cushions!

King Kong – Great supervision on this one! Help pile the cushions as high as you wish (depending on your child’s skill level and age) and spot your mini-King Kong as it balances over the ‘skyscraper’.

Tunnel Vision – Work with your children to place pillows against one another or on other furniture to create a tunnel or bridge to crawl through.

Sandwich Shop – Sandwich ingredients: cushions and children. Stack children’s layers and pillows as high as possible! Play with a mother or a father!

Jailbreak – Gather the kids and build a fort around them (four pillows as walls and one or two on top as a roof). You become the guard and it’s the “bad guys” trying to get out of jail. Turn around for a second (or pretend to fall asleep at work), and your bad guys will come out of their cells! Go after ’em, take ’em back, and repeat!

We’ve tried to cover up some of the best tactile sensory activities for children. Do give a share and keep visiting our blog for more interesting ideas.

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