Sensory Art, Messy Play for children with Autism
Painting it Yellow, A Sunny Day
UPDATED for The Emotional Wellbeing Project
Messy painting is a great way to engage children in a sensory activity that can help them to develop their motor skills, communication and emotional regulation whilst at the same time using most of their senses in some way.
Not all children enjoy getting messy, and messy painting, like with any sensory activity should not be forced upon a child as this will then hamper any of the benefits that you would receive.
There are different paintbrushes and tools which can be used for the paint, this is a great way in for children who do not like to get their hands dirty and can still experiment with the paint.
The lesson plan I have attached details the benefits and learning opportunities for this activity and the photos below show the different painting activities and how they can help to develop your Childs emotional wellbeing.
For a kit to use at home with various tools for messy painting take a look at my Etsy Store.