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Ty Gwyn Special School

"Learning To Achieve"

Sensory Play

In this area, you will find ideas for sensory play that you can use at home. Most activities include items that you might find in your cupboards! These are only ideas. Please refer to the PowerPoint lots of ideas that you could use for sensory/messy play!


Dosbarth Seren enjoy sensory play as it supports;


The development of all five senses

Opportunity for intensive interaction and modelling play skills

It is fun and messy! (sometimes)

It can support the learning of all six areas based on topics

Encourages independent exploration of materials 

Develops motor skills depending on activity choice

Sensory Play Ideas

Taste safe paint

Ingredients 1/4 cup of salt 1/2 cup of water 1/2 cup of flour Food colouring


Homemade playdough using shaving foam and cornstarch

Tuff Tray ideas