Outer Space Rug in detail
Outer Space is full of sensory and educational fun!
This path is designed to work for a wide range of neurodiverse abilities. Teaching children to jump can be a challenge – telling them to pretend to be a rocket and blast off changes the learning curve in your favor. The asteroid stream of letters can be used on many levels – alphabet recognition to spelling site words. All the while, knowing that great sensory work is also being done. See below for a description of each activity. Our goal is to make the activities a fun, positive experience. When doing star jumps, children love to exclaim: “I’m a star!”.
“The sensory path at our school has been helpful for many students that need some extra help with body control. The input they receive from the sensory path helps them to calm their bodies and helps them get back into a zone that they can learn.”
– Jaime H., Cinti., OH
The sensory activity list
This jumping exercise uses large muscle movement for strengthening, motor planning, and coordination of upper and lower body movements. We encourage children to exclaim: “I’m a star”!
Alien Toe Yoga
Alien Hug Yoga
Crossing your arms and squeezing your shoulders gives calming, deep pressure to muscles and joints.
Alien Head Push Yoga
Pushing the top of your head provides proprioceptive input and helps organize the sensory system.
Alien Triangle Yoga
The triangle yoga provides vestibular input. Helps develop coordination to transfer weight from one side to the other.