Spring is here in Arizona and with it comes the perfect opportunity to engage in some outdoor sensory-rich activities for children with autism. As the weather warms up, it’s time to embrace the sunshine and explore the outdoors. Here are three fun activities that children with autism can enjoy this spring.
First, sensory walks in nature can be a great way for children to explore their senses and connect with nature. Whether it’s walking through a park, hiking on a trail, or strolling through a botanical garden, the sights, sounds, and smells of nature can be a wonderful way to engage with the environment and stimulate the senses.
Another fun spring activity for children with autism is gardening. Gardening can provide a multi-sensory experience, from touching the dirt to smelling the flowers to tasting the fruits and vegetables. Not only is gardening a great way to learn about healthy eating, but it’s also a great way to develop fine motor skills and engage in a calming activity.
Picnics are a great way for children with autism to enjoy the outdoors and socialize with loved ones. When planning a picnic, it’s important to consider sensory needs, such as bringing noise-canceling headphones or sunglasses to help with sensitivity to light. Packing favorite foods and snacks can also be a great way to encourage healthy eating habits while making the experience enjoyable for everyone.
At Arion Care, we understand that children with autism have unique needs and we are dedicated to providing comprehensive caregiving solutions for individuals with autism and their families. We offer a variety of services, including habilitation, respite care, and attendant care, as well as individualized programs to help individuals achieve their goals. Check out our website at www.arioncare.com/blog for more fun sensory-friendly activities to try this spring. Let’s create a safe and inclusive environment where children with autism can thrive and enjoy the beauty of the season.