Before COVID-19 I kept a sensory tub. I would change the filling every month and my patients would use it to help their regulation as we worked. Now that I’m more concerned about the kids sharing germs I’ve switched to individual containers of sensory supports. I keep each child’s sensory support in their own box (which have a label with their name and is on a shelf that is covered by a fabric shelf-cover during treatment) and throw them away each month.
Then the kids get to choose which kind of support to replace them with. Right now they get to choose from…
- Nickelodeon’s Slime Pack – the kids have been enjoying using the add-ins to make their slime unique.
- Kinetic Sand Multipack – this one is very popular and I love how easy the sand is to clean up!
- Orbeez Multipack – I just got this one, but I have a feeling it will be very popular since the kids keep asking me to bring back the Orbeez I had in the sensory tub years ago.
- Silly Putty – this one is not very popular so I haven’t needed to replace it yet.
- Playfoam – this one is the least popular so I haven’t had to replace it yet.
Here are some more sensory supports sold in individual containers to consider:
- Kinetic Sand Ice Cream Cone Pack – the “apple pie ice cream cone” from the multipack I’ve been getting is by far the most popular one in there. I’m excited to try the ice cream cone multipack next!
- Nikelodeon’s Tie Die Slime Pack – The next time I need slime I’ll try this so that the kids get more variety!
- A sensory box subscription like this one from TheraPlay.