My Senses Summer Day Camp Program

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Beat the summer boredom blues and explore the world of our eight senses through hands-on activities in a fun summer day camp format. This program gives you step-by-step directions, sensory word of the day scripts, supply lists, coloring pages, and more for children ages 3 to 9 years old.

Have you ever struggled in explaining what sensory processing is to a child? With all those big terms like “vestibular” or “proprioception”, it’s hard to explain in a way that children will understand.

Most of the information about sensory processing on the interwebs is designed for adults. If you do find something geared for children, it likely only talks about the five senses, not all eight major senses.

That is why I have created this My Senses Summer Day Camp program. I wanted to give parents and others a way to explain sensory processing to children in a fun, summer camp vibe that encourages hands-on exploration.

All children, not just those with sensory processing challenges, can benefit from understanding how their bodies work and how they react to different sensory inputs.

This can help to empower our children to let us know how they are feeling or why something is bothering them.

With the My Senses Summer Day Camp program, you will never have to guess at what to say in explaining sensory processing to your child. I’ve literally written out a script for all 8 sensory systems that you can read word for word. You can follow that up with a kid-friendly video that explains each of the senses. Or pick from a book list to read more about certain sensory systems or how the brain works.

After listening to what each of the sensory systems is from the “sensory word of the day” script, your kids will engage with each sense as they complete some fun hands-on activities to go with each system. Finish with snack suggestions that have been specifically designed to compliment each sensory system and a fun coloring page that will help children remember each sensory word of the day.

What one mom says… “My Senses Summer Day Camp was such a phenomenal experience for my 5 and 3 year old! They enjoyed the multiple approaches used to teach each of the senses including the crafts, exploring smells and tastes, and trying new games! A year later and they are still asking to do it again!” – Kati, mom of 3 children.

The program is designed for children ages 3 to 9 and can be completed in 5 days consecutively or you pick and choose when you want to complete each day.

What You’ll Get with the My Senses Summer Day Camp Program

  • The week at a glance so you know what the routine is like and how each day will flow.
  • Day at a glance page so you can plan ahead.
  • Detailed supply list for each day (most of the items you probably already have in your home!).
  • Sensory Word of the Day scripts so you don’t have to think about how to explain each sensory system.
  • Suggested book lists for each day to explore more of each sensory system and the human body as a whole.
  • Snack suggestions that are designed to compliment each sensory word of the day.
  • Coloring pages for fine motor practice along with a fun way for kids to remember each sensory word of the day.
  • A summer boredom-buster program that will be a hit with all of your kids!
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