Sensory Play Activities

It’s such a buzzword but what exactly is a sensory activity? Sensory activities are designed to engage your baby’s senses through play. As little ones, we learn through play, it’s how babies make sense of the world around them.

Whether it’s developing fine motor skills using toys that require greater precision, role-play to help support emotional development or bold contrasting colours to support eye and brain development, sensory play helps to form the building blocks of life skills.

Our sensory play activities are designed to try use objects that you already have in your home.

Which one will your little one like the most?


NB: NEVER leave your baby or toddler alone with any of these activities. Please supervise at ALL TIMES.


Ice Cream Sensory Activity
When you think Ice Cream Sensory Play you automatically think messy, right? Nope. I scream, you scream, we all scream...
Buzz Buzz Bee Sensory Bin Activity
Your little ones will buzz with happiness at this Un-BEE-lievably fun Buzz Buzz Bee Sensory Bin 🐝 by @meghan_0x. It's...
Under-water Adventure Sensory Activity
It's time for an under-water adventure where your little ones can explore (and taste 🤤) the deep blue sea 🌊....
5 outdoor sensory activities to try with your toddler this spring
As the weather starts to warm up, it's the perfect time to enjoy more outdoor time with your little ones....
DIY Paint Sensory Activity
Babies, toddlers and kids absolutely love to paint and this DIY Window Paint Sensory Activity is perfect for them! Ditch...
Nature Treasure Basket Sensory Activity
It's funny that anyone ever thought a baby will calmly sit next to you and be content. At this stage,...
Easter Sensory Activities Round Up
Sensory. It is such a buzzword at the moment, but what exactly is a sensory toy? Sensory toys are designed...
Jelly Easter Egg Hunt Activity
Jelly Easter Egg Hunt is the perfect ooey gooey messy fun you're going to want to say "yes" to! All...
Rainbow Easter Sensory Bin Activity
Rainbow Easter Sensory Bin - so easy but so much fun! Watch your little ones get wrapped up in this...
Easter Egg Rescue Activity
Easter Egg Rescue - by @funwith.florence Make Easter all the more exciting with Easter Egg Rescue! This eggcellent (see what...
Heart Breaker Valentines Sensory Activity
Heart Breaker - by @onemamasjourney_ If it were any other time, we wouldn't want our little one's breaking hearts -...
Spill the Beans! Valentines Sensory Activity
Spill the beans! - by @thrifty_crafty_mama We've bean thinking about how to incorporate other fun shapes into our Valentine's sensory...
Pom Pom Puzzle Valentines Sensory Activity
Pom Pom Puzzle - by @playtrays_for_days Have you seen our last craft from @playtrays_for_days? If not, check it out for...
Fill, Touch, Learn and Play for Valentine's Day! Sensory Activity
Fill, touch, learn & play for Valentine's Day! - by @playtrays_for_days If you love being an integral part of your...
Frozen Flowers Valentines Sensory Activity
FROZEN FLOWERS - By @tabithaorchard Is there anything more fun as a child (and maybe for us grownups, too) than...
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Squirty Cream! Valentines Sensory Activity
I scream, you scream, we all scream for squirty cream! - by @rawchildhood Shaving cream or squirty cream are always...
Valentines Sensory Bottle Activity
Sensory Bottle - @baked_for_perfection These bottles of fun will fascinate your little as they watch the contents float around, move and change....
Valentines Sensory Bags Activity
Sensory Bag - @baked_for_perfection Squidgy sensory fun awaits with these super fun sensory bags. They’re so easy to make and...
Jelly Digging
This messy sticky sensory excavating activity is so much fun, it will keep you and your little ones entertained for...
Post It!
Sometimes we’re in need of a quick activity to keep our little ones happy and entertained. Why don’t you try...
Towel Butterflies
T O W E L • B U T T E R F L I E S 🦋  Paper towel...
Blossom Tree
B L O S S O M • T R E E 🌸    This super easy activity is a great...
Baby Kicking
Kicking Activities:   Tissue Paper: Attach some tissue paper to a chair or sofa and let your little one kick...
Floating Flowers
Now its summer, all the beautiful trees are blossomed and everywhere is bright green. So why not bring the beautiful...
Tummy Time
Tummy Time is one of baby’s first playtimes and the most important!  Not all babies enjoy tummy time, but they...
Baby Play
During the first month of life, your newborn will spend much of the day sleeping (well here’s hoping!).    Over the next...
Toy Rescue
This fine motor activity uses a simple muffin tray and tape. The Muffin Tray Toy Rescue activity is the perfect...
Ball Pull
Around 6 months or so, you will see your baby start to pick up tiny objects, they could start by...
Lemonade Soup Sensory Activity
Squeeze, Smell, Taste. I wasn’t sure about this at first, but once the activity was set up – it was...
Black & White Sensory Images
High contrast black-and-white or bold colourful images are the mostpopular “toy” when it comes to newborns. They stimulate the development...
Tube Drop
This activity only requires 3 items. Most of them you’ll already have at home. The pompom tube drop is a...
Twist Off Board
Simple board made with squeeze pouch caps. This is another great fine motor skills, also helps to develop their hand...
Sand Farm
As we all know this one ingredient cheerios sand has gone wild all over social media. But here is just...
High Chair Water Play
The Benefits of Water Play   There’s no fancy toys, trays, buckets or water tables in these pictures, just the...
6 Different Ways to Play with Stacking Cups
What a fab way to develop your kiddos concentration, gross and fine motor skills than the stacking and re-stacking of...
Pom Pom Drop & Grab
This activity is so easy to put together.  Pushing the pom poms into the bottles is great for working on...
Exploring Yellow
Vibrant coloured rice are always every child’s favourite. They can never wait to dig in and start playing. It is a...
Taste Safe Foam
This is a super quick and easy, taste safe, messy(ish) sensory play activity, that entertains for a long time. When...
Sensory Bags
Sensory play is important for all children at many of their development stages.  These bags are a great experience without...
Whisk Pom Pom
This is a super fun fine motor activity for babies. And it's so simple it takes no time to set...
DIY Edible Paint
Do you want to paint with your baby but they put everything in their mouth? We have a solution!  These...
DIY Busy Board
Once your little one becomes more active and at the crawling stage, they tend to want to go and play...
Sensory Bottles
A non-messy sensory play!  These sensory bottles allow children to explore, imagine, discover, create and learn while engaging their senses....
Peel & Pull Straws
This is a really easy idea to keep little one entertained while you are getting dinner ready, or just need...
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