Activity Ideas for Children with Spacial Needs

Here are some ideas and fun things to do with your child if they have a special needs. These tips are kindly provided by a parent for parents! I add more and more to the list.

Blanket Ride

Sit or lay one participant (or more) on a blanket and pull the blanket around the room…. wheeeee! This game is very effective for balance.


Balance Beam

set a two by four on the floor and have participants walk on the 2×4. This game is very effective for balance and focus.

Do What I Say

Play music with catchy, rhythmic tunes, start with very simple everyday movements…. walking, running, stretching, twisting, bending, etc. First, just do the movements and have participants follow; later on say, “do what I say” and don’t move at all… the participants must listen to your directions. So if you say, “jump up and down,” everyone must jump up and down.
Try some very funny songs here!

Making safe homemade paint

Using simple ingredients, you can make your own homemade paint for your kids. In a bowl, blend 1 cup of flour with 1 cup of salt. Then add 1 cup of water and a few drops of food coloring.

Safe and nice home-made colors!

Safe and nice home-made colors!


Play a catchy tune. Participants walk around the room. When the music stops, the participants freezes and hold that position until the leader releases them. No one is out of this game. Play for fun. Continue the music and play more Freeze!

Ice painting

Fill up colors into the ice cube tray, put a craft stick into the middle of each paint cube, place the ice cube tray in the freezer, and let it sit until the paint is frozen!
When the paint cubes are frozen, it’s time to paint! Let the child hold the craft stick and swirl the frozen paint cube over paper. As it melts, it’ll leave a lovely trail of paint.

A lot of fun with ice painting!

A lot of fun with ice painting!

Please feel free to share your ideas with us and the other parents.