Yesterday I shared a pumpkin craft and free printable. Today I am sharing some pumpkin spice sensory play. Who doesn’t love Pumpkin Pie Spice? Sensory play is on my top tools for homeschoolers and for ADHD treatment. The tactile stimulation of sensory play makes a world of a difference in the development of the whole child. Each morning the kids do an activity they can do without my help while I cook breakfast. Sensory play is a good option for it and Pumpkin Pie spice makes the house smell like fall.
Like the orange juice sensory dough Pumpkin Pie Spice sensory dough switches things up a bit. The kids love it and this activity is a perfect pair with the pumpkin pie pancakes I whipped up for breakfast…
How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice Play Dough
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 cup salt
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- yellow and red food coloring
- 3 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice Extract
Mix ingredients well in a bowl. Enjoy the fresh pumpkin pie scented sensory dough for making your own pumpkin pies, cutting with pumpkin cookie cutters, or just feeling that SQUISHHHHH.
Pumpkin Pie Spice Sensory Rice
This sensory rice is a great one to take you through the fall and holiday seasons for fun sensory bins. Make in bulk for your holiday get together’s and watch the kids enjoy. Add leaves, acorns, and mini pumpkins for a great fall sensory bin. Add Turkeys, fake food, and family dolls for a fun thanksgiving bin. The possibilities are endless.
- 1 cup rice of choice
- 2-3 drops both red and yellow food dye
- 1/3 -1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice extract
- plastic ziplock bag
- baking sheet
Mix pumpkin pie spice extract with food dye inside the zip lock bag. Add in the rice and seal the bag. Mix until all rice is a nice bright orange. Spread flat on a baking sheet and let dry overnight.
Edible Pumpkin Pie Spice Scented Finger Paint
Looking for a kid safe edible finger paint with the added sensory of scent? This is much like our Apple Pie Edible Scented Finger Paint. This finger paint is fun but you should use natural dyes if you have a child young enough to actually eat the paint
What you need:
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4-1/3 cup water
- Red and yellow or orange food dye (We like this natural version)
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice extract
Mix ingredients adding dye until desired shade. This is a great project for any fall painting activity for sensory children. Remember have fun and this cleans up relatively easy.