Technique/Tool/Resource: Sensory Cards

 

 

 

Used For: (TF-CBT: PRACTICE) Feelings identification for children with visual disabilities

 

 

 

Where Technique was taken from: Pinterest - http://thefeltmouse.blogspot.com/2008/12/for-kids.html

 

 

 

Supplies Needed:

Cardboard to make the cards, glue, and a variety of the following:

Alphabet pasta

Seed

beads

lace, other cloths

pennies

feathers

popsicle sticks
chenille stems

puffy paint design

foam shapes

bubble wrap

foil

toothpicks

sandpaper
felt shapes

yarn- various textures, sizes

brads

corrugated cardboard

sequins

velcro and elastic

cut numbers

paper clips
rickrack

buttons

textured contact paper

mesh

 


 

Detailed Description: Together identify feelings with the child and formulate a list of feelings. Let the child explore the various items you have to create the sensory cards and ask him/her to pick items that describe the feelings listed (like asking visually unimpaired children to match colors to feelings). Glue to sensory card and label using brail stickers, raised letters, or puffy paint.

 

To expand on skill development, ask the child to identify where in his/her body he/she experiences each feeling (stomach, head, back, etc.). Ask the child how he/she shows other people when each feeling is being experienced, how he/she knows when others are experiencing each particular feeling.