Outside Bingo with a tactile twist!

Outside Bingo
How many items can you find? Each player will need a bingo card – the first player to find each item on her/his bingo card is the winner!
  • Describe together how each item feels! Is it smooth or rough? Has it been in the sun and feel warm? Is it wet or dry? The picture cards (included) have lots of descriptive words to get you started!
  • Talk about which items go together well... which textures feel similar? Which textures are opposites? Which items are the same colour?
senSI Outdoor Bingo Card Soft and Fluffy

good Luck!

Tactile Sensory Weaning Tips

Tactile Sensory Weaning Tips

Weaning Tips

From 6 months old

  • Get messy, learning about food can involve waring it!
  • Offer a mixture of textures and let your baby 'play' with their food
  • Don't clean up until meal time is finished, unless it is in their eyes
  • Don't be tempted to keep cleaning babies face using the spoon. Just leave it till meal time is over
  • If baby gets distracted consider offering clean equipment mid way through meal time. This can be lots of different spoons, but also consider different textured utensils, brushes, soft and firm silicone utensils etc.
  • Encourage messy play twice a week, in between meals times, with wet and dry foodstuffs
  • Yoghuts, purees, jelly, whipped cream, cooked spaghetti, cooked rice, dry cereal, oats or flour and even crushed ice are all good tactile exploring!

Many feeding issues begin from very early food and feeding experiences. If you would like some support in this area leave us a messge or get in touch!

Tactile Messy Play Yoghurt

Baby Yoghurt

Youhurt!!!!

Thats right! Youghurt is great safe base to uise for your baby to experience their sense of touch

Ingredients

Cereal
Tiny drop of food colourings (to make edible paint)
Fresh Herbs such as Rosemary or Basil leaves (this smells great too)
Cooked Pasta
Squishy Berries (Blueberries or Raspberries)

Instructions:

  1. Start with just one addition and add other elements in part way through the activity
  2. Don’t try and clean baby up until the end!
  3. Don’t worry if they put things in their mouth. They are learning to use their tounge and exploring taste and this is all safe stuff
  4. Do not give any element your baby could choke on

Play Dough

Homemade Play Dough

Ingredients

1 Cup of flour
1/2 Cup table salt
2tbsp Cream of Tartar
Food Colouring (your favourite colours)
1sbsp Oil
1 Cup Boiled Water

Instructions:

  1. Mix the flour,salt and Cream of Tartar in a bowl
  2. Add Oil
  3. Srir a few drops of food colouring with the boiled water and add it to the mix
  4. Mix it all very well and then ‘massage’ it with your hands until its not sticky anymore. Wait for it to cool down, and your play dough id ready!
  5. To store it, wait uintil its cooled down, wrap it in cling film and put it in an airtight container. It can be stored as room temperature for about six months.
Homemade Play Dough Balls

Homemade Hand Scrub

Homemade Hand Scrub

Ingredients

Olive oil
Salt
Essential oil of your choice

Instructions:

  1. Stir ingredients into a bowl
  2. Keep adjusting amount of ingredients until you
    get the right consistency

Using the Hand Scrub

  1. Wash your hands
  2. Apply a small spoonful of the scrub on one palm
  3. Massage the scrub into your hands, paying attention to any areas which feel tense
  4. Take your time and be aware of the sensations you feel and smell
  5. Once ready, wash off gently and slowly
  6. Dry your hands with a towel
  7. Notice and enjoy how soft your hands feel…

Super Soft Fairy Dough

SenSI Activity Super Soft Fairy Dough

Ingredients

Conditioner(1cup)
Cornflour(2cups)
Glitter(anycolorsyoulike!)

Instructions:

1.Pour the conditioner in a bowl
2.Add the cornflour
3.Give them a really good mix with your hands!
4.Add your glitter (as much as you can)

Super soft fairy dough Ingredients