Sensory Activity For Kids:

Farm animals washing station

“Dirty, dirty animals. Let’s wash you” - my son, aged almost 4 (who loves washing things).

My kids enjoy playing with water and dirt so this activity will keep them busy for a while. You just need dirt, animal figurines, soapy water and washing tools for your kids to play. They can dip the animals into the dirt and then wash them in the soapy water.

This activity is inspired by ideas from Farm animals washing station.

This activity is great to teach your kids:

Fine motor skills involve movement of the smaller muscle groups in your child's hands, fingers, and wrists.

Developing fine motor skills will help your child to write and prepares her for school. But it will also help your children with everyday tasks like eating, and dressing themselves.

Sensory play is play that involves all the senses - taste, sound, sight, touch and smell. Sensory play is very beneficial to children. Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain’s pathways, which lead to the child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Sensory play is also very relaxing and rejuvenating to children.

Step 1

Gather all the supplies

Step 2

Add the dirt to one bin and the soapy water to another bin. Add the animals to the dirt.

Step 3

Give everything to your kids to play

We tried this farm animals washing station with brown kinetic sand instead of dirt, but you can use dirt if you have it. My kids loved this activity and washed the animals for a while before continuing to play with everything for a while. I used duplo farm animals, brushes and cloths for drying.

With all of the super cool activities all over the internet it’s the simplest ones that kids gravitate to again and again.