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5 Holiday Sensory Games to Play with your Deaf Child

With the holidays approaching I am starting to plan out what activities we should do during the run up to the big day. 

I love to play sensory games with Harry, as he finds them really engaging and fun. I also love that he’s learning in the process. Deaf children tend to respond really well to games that stimulate all of the senses, which is why I have gathered 5 of my favourite DIY sensory activities that you can do in the comfort of your own home with minimal setup required!

5 DIY Holiday-themed Sensory Activities

What’s in the Stocking Game

Christmas socks with gifts on the fireplace. Christmas warm cozy interior room in anticipation of the holiday

I love this simple game using things around the house and a stocking. All you have to do is pop things in the stocking and ask your children to identify it using only their hands and ears!

Sparkly Snow Dough 

Cloud dough is such a fun sensory experience, and the added glitter to this recipe makes it festive! I think this activity would be fun for really little ones as well as older ones who like to make proper creations with the dough

Jingle Bell Drop 

This game requires a few materials, but is really fun! It’s basically a sorting game, where you ask your child to help you separate the coloured bells into the different tubes, which are arranged on a baking tray. When the bells drop onto the tray they make a lovely loud jingly noise, so this is a really good game for all the senses.

Christmas Senses Book 

Two cute little sisters reading a story book together under a Christmas tree on Christmas eve at home

I love the idea of a Christmas touchy-feely book like this, and it can be as simple or as elaborate as you want to make it.


Gingerbread Playdough

This last one just really intrigues me! Who wouldn’t want to play with gingerbread play dough!?  It smells incredible, and much like cloud dough, it’s so much fun to get creative with!

What are your favourite holiday sensory games? Please let us know in the comment section!

Author Details
Lucie is a lifestyle blogger and mother living in Hampshire, United Kingdom. She is the mother of Harry, 4 years old, who is profoundly deaf and a bilateral user of cochlear implants from Advanced Bionics. She loves to drink tea, cozy nights with her family and go on Pinterest!