Sensory Story – Thunderstorm. Using a Sensory Installation to engage children in Play

Sensory Story - Thunderstorm.

A Sensory Story based around the experience of a Thunderstorm.

This Sensory Story and experience is in 3 different parts which would have to be delivered at different times. Once all of the parts are done it might be nice to put it all together as a performance piece, either for an audience or for the experience.

The inspiration for this came from watching a thunderstorm and seeing the blue lightening lighting up the sky. I knew I wanted to make an experience that was using light and photography so this seemed like the perfect starting point.

This experience focuses around a sensory story in the first part encouraging discussions about feeling and fears around storms and loud noises, then the second part is about the retreat from the storm & building a calming den/space. Part 3 then focuses on the physicality of the storm, of recreating the lines of light in the sky and the loud noises.

Charged – Poem

I created a simpler sensory story to use with this workshop that would be understood by the toddlers which I have also recreated into postcard format to sell for people to try out the sensory story at home. This is available to purchase this through my Etsy store 

 

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Emotions Social Story Resource for Children with Autism – Mr Men Emotions

Emotions Social Story Resource for Children with Autism

Mr Men Emotions – How do you feel today?

Mr Men Emotions Social Story – How do you feel today? A resource to help children to talk about their emotions in a fun and relaxed way.

The Mr Men Emotions Social Story is a resource to be used with all children, but especially those with Autism to help to talk about emotions and how they feel.

Each page is written in a social story type format for children to understand and includes sections to fill in about what they look like, things that make them feel that way and what they need when they are feeling that way.

Following on from all the positive feedback on this resource I have made a few changes to it to hopefully make it work better for more people. I have added disgusted & surprised so now the 6 basic emotions feature along with other common emotions.

I like to give each child a personalised version and then use the presentation for class discussion.

For a downloadable version of this please visit my Etsy Store  and for a Playlist of all the Mr Men episodes see my Youtube channel