We are all about creating a supportive classroom environment for our special education students – and sensory needs are at the top of our list! This list of favorite sensory tools for a sensory rich classroom environment is a must read if you are a solo special education teacher!
Soft and fuzzy marble maze
I love marble runs, but there is something about this furry, soft and colorful marble maze that I just know will be a hit with the students!
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Sensory Wall Fabric
Decorating a sensory room doesn’t have to be complicated, this piece of fabric can be hung on a bulletin board, is affordable, and provides unique sensory feedback for students!
Grab this fabric here!
Sensory Sensory Bottles
I love these sensory bottles for expressing emotions for younger students! They would be a great addition to calm the area.
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The sensual light of the moon galaxy
This is a super affordable sensor light simply because it isn’t labeled as such, it’s a great alternative to the expensive sensor tubes in educational magazines.
Catch this light here!
Sensors Under Swing
I have this swing for my own kids after using it in the classroom. It’s cozy, private, and sways just enough to relax while reading. It’s also super easy to hang!
Grab a swing here!
Covers for soothing light filters
This was always the first item purchased when setting up individual classrooms! Ceiling lights are too harsh for students with light sensitivity. The combination of these and classroom lamps creates a more relaxing environment for learning.
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Rocking chair for the classroom
Having different types of seating available in your sensory space is very important! Some students will prefer lounging, rocking, lying or sitting, so having a variety of materials makes sense! I love this fuzzy rocking chair for sensory input!
Grab that chair!
I hope this list of affordable sensory tools for creating a peaceful classroom environment was helpful!
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