To ease anxiety and the physical limits felt in this time, sensory centered activities are so important! To touch different kinds of materials or to experience the pleasure of putting a ball in a basket will ease the tensions that may be building up from not getting to have our normal play dates or park adventures. Sorting also provides a feeling of control and order—a calmness of matching and noticing parterns. Of course, sometimes steadying play requires just throwing some materials into a bucket just to get the physical reward of letting out something or creating a big noise!
Here are some ideas using materials probably around your house!: