This no-mess sensory play activity for children doubles as a fabulous creative art activity!
Sensory Play Activity for Children: Sensory Wall Mosaic Art
Following the huge success of our pattern blocks on contact paper play, I decided to try putting it all up on our wall. Emma helped me use masking tape to place several feet of contact paper sticky side out. We then used foam blocks and pattern blocks to create mosaics on our dining room wall!
The wooden blocks make for an incredible visual and sensory experience! The foam blocks are great for writing names:
The foam blocks were also easier for the kids to stick on, since they are light weight, You have to sort of press the pattern blocks on for them to stay. Once up, both foam blocks and pattern blocks stay for hours (it’s been over 48 hours now, and they’ve remained stuck to our wall without any trouble). At first, I worried that the contact paper might ruin the wooden blocks, but it doesn’t seem to be causing any trouble.
Johnny especially loved the feel of the soft foam stuck to the contact paper – all the more since we had the blocks spelling out his and Emma’s names!
We’ll leave this up for a few more days – it’s fun to play with, and beautiful to look at!
Why Choose An Activity Like This?
Simple activities like this one are wonderful for breaking up rainy days and resetting grumpy days. Here are a few other fun sensory play activities for children that I recommend:
- Spring Flower Sensory Play
- Light Table Play
- Simple and Affordable Sensory Table Solution
- Instant Glitter Play Dough
- Making Gak
- Magnet Sensory Bin
- Summer Sensory Play
Do you have a favorite sensory play activity for children that we should try?