Sensory play encourages learning through exploration, curiosity, problem solving and creativity. It helps to build nerve connections in the brain and encourages the development of language and motor skills.

Sensory integration in play can include all the senses: touch, taste, sight, sound and smell. For autistic and neurodiverse people of all ages, sensory play can be particularly beneficial for developing social skills, improving coordination, and helping with distraction and relaxation.

Our Care Team Leaders have provided the resources below that are used in some of our sessions on-site at Daisy Chain. Please read the disclaimer below before trying any of the sensory play ideas.

– We are not responsible for the outcome of any recipe you try from these PDFs.
– You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, typos, errors, omissions, or individual ability.
– You should always use your best judgement when cooking any raw ingredients.
– You should always take care not to injure yourself or others on sharp knives or other cooking implements or to burn yourself or others while cooking.
– You should examine the contents of ingredients prior to preparation and consumption of these recipes in order to be fully aware of and to accurately advise others of the presence of substances that might provoke an adverse reaction in some people.
– We do not provide any assurances nor accept any responsibility or liability with regard to these recipes’ efficacy, quality or safety.

If you have any questions about these resources, please email


Winter / Christmas – Sensory Play Ideas

On The Farm – Sensory Play Ideas

Insects – Sensory Play Ideas

Storytime – Sensory Play Ideas

Dinosaurs – Sensory Play Ideas

Into the Wild – Sensory Play Ideas

Chinese New Year – Sensory Play Ideas

Space – Sensory Play Ideas

Nursery Rhyme – Sensory Play Ideas

Vehicles – Sensory Play Ideas

Valentine’s Day – Sensory Play Ideas

Pancake Day – Sensory Play Ideas



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