As Valentines Day gets closer and closer, you might be looking for some treats you can share that are non-candy and also beneficial for sensory input. I am excited about this awesome list of sensory friendly Valentines Day favors. They go perfectly with some of the sensory friendly non-candy Valentines we have been making lately as well!
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What are Sensory Friendly Valentines Day Favors?
The term sensory friendly is starting to take off. It is not as unheard of in the years past, but what does it really mean? Is it reserved for students or children with sensory needs and disorders or can it relate to everyone?
I am here to tell you… sensory friendly relates to everyone, children and adults alike. In fact, all of us have more than 5 senses and we use them every day of our lives. When I talk about sensory friendly toys or treats I want you to picture an item that can either give a child specific sensory input in a particular area, or they take into consideration the fact that some children are sensitive to a variety of scents, textures, and visual stimuli.
These sensory friendly Valentines Day treats encourage hands on play, while providing children with a tool that can be used in the future for sensory regulation or calming. I have chosen to focus on non-candy treats, as many parents of children with sensory differences or disorders try to avoid as much artificial sugar and dyes as possible. These items range in price from less than a dollar a piece to a few dollars each. I tried to include items for many of the senses that could be for one child or a class of 35. I hope you enjoy this list as much as I do.
Over 45 Super Simple Sensory Friendly Valentines Day Favors
Sensory Friendly Valentines Day Favors for the Visual System
Maze Heart Necklaces
Heart Shaped Sunglasses
Light Up Heart Necklaces
Glowing Jelly Rings
Sensory Friendly Valentines Day Favors for the Tactile and Proprioceptive Systems
Orbit Mini Balls
Mesh Squishy Balls
Boinks Finger Fidgets
Finger Fidget Squishers
Chinese Jump Ropes
Sensory Friendly Valentines Day Favors for the Tactile Seekers
Putty Filled Spin Tops
Mini Tubs of Modeling Clay
Sensory Friendly Valentines Day Favors for the Olfactory System
Scratch and Sniff Stickers
Valentines Day Bath Bombs
Homemade Lavender Sugar Scrub
Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub
Scented Playdough in Small Jars
Sensory Friendly Valentines Day Favors for the Auditory and Gustitory System
Valentine’s Day Whistles
Wooden Painted Trumpets
Valentine’s Day Kazoos
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