Summer - A Multisensory Exploration plus 101 Summer Themed Sensory Activities
Table of Contents:
About the Artist
The Benefits of Multisensory Storytelling
How to Tell a Multisensory Story
Story Props Checklist
Summer Full Poem/Story
Nature's Art Room
Independent Skills - Task Boxes
Bubbles & Sand Dough
Summer Role Play
D & T Summer Food
Understanding the World
D & T
The Summer Garden
Culture - Traditional Clothing
Summer Festivals Around the World
Summer Plants & Life Cycles
Spotlight on...Hebden Green School
Sensory Art 'Sparrow's sensory Sun'
Sensory Art - 'Barn Owls Summer Exploration'
Sensory Art- 'Starlings We're all Going on a Summer Holiday'
How to source your story props:) https://www.rhymingmultisensorystories.com/sourcing-story-props
Just released! Free June Teaching Calendar packed with ideas and inspiration for the month of June including: Butterfly Education Day (Hungry Caterpillar Sensory Story)The Queen's Jubilee Whitsun (Sensory Activities)Healthy Eating Week (Superhero Superfoods)International Yoga Day (Enjoy a Yoga Story)National Sports Week (Jubilee PE)100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Tutankhamun's Tomb (Re-create Howard Carter's Archaeological Dig!)https://www.rhymingmultisensorystories.com/post/june-teaching-calendar
Join me tomorrow at 4pm for my Creative Education webinar. I will be demonstrating my multisensory story 'The Queen's Jubilee' and discussing how to use the story props to promote communication and learning and how the props can be used as a tool for individuals to explore and express their likes, dislikes and sensory preferences. I am looking forward to seeing you:)
Join me for a live webinar on 19th May at 4pm
This webinar will discuss the benefits of multisensory storytelling not only as story sharing experience but how to promote communication and areas of learning. Using the story ‘The Queen’s Jubilee’ I will discuss how to source the props for the story, delivery and suggest how to use the props to promote communication, independence and the importance of sensory exploration as a tool of providing the sensory explorer with the opportunity to express their likes, dislikes and sensory preferences.
Thank you to everyone for your positive feedback and lovely comments about the free teaching calendars:)Here is your May calendar (I've published it nice and early so you can do your planning and enjoy the sunshine:)This month... African World Heritage Day, Eid, Europe Day, National Bee Day, Space Day, World Migratory Bird Day, National Smile Month, National Bee Day, Morse Code, Vesak Day, Eifel Tower, Florence Nightingale, plus a Competition to design the cover for my new release 'Summer - A Multisensory Exploration!'https://www.rhymingmultisensorystories.com/post/may-teaching-calendar
Live Multisensory Storytelling Sessions!1. Choose your story2. Receive your fully resourced, step-by-step multisensory story3. Synch our props4. Enjoy a live multisensory storytelling session direct to your home/classroom/setting via Zoom or TeamsYour questions and queries are always welcome!https://www.rhymingmultisensorystories.com/bespoketraining
Don't spend the Easter break planning lessons!Fully resourced, step-by-step multisensory stories with themed, sensory extension activities linking to areas of the curriculum and learning.Suitable for SEN Students (age 3-19), Early Years, Primary, EAL and SALT students.Visit the shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MultisensoryStoriesFind me on Lesson Planned https://lessonplanned.co.uk/.../rhyming-multisensory.../...Find me on Mash ie https://mash.ie/rhyming-multisensory-storiesFind me on Tes https://www.tes.com/teach.../shop/RhymingMultisensoryStoriesor buy direct email@example.com
The Queens Jubilee Cover Competition Runners Up...Visit the Art Gallery on the website to see the entries that were shortlisted!https://www.rhymingmultisensorystories.com/art-gallery
Teaching ideas, activities and inspiration to celebrate the month of April. Ramadan, Find a Rainbow Day, World Art Day, World Health Day and more! https://www.rhymingmultisensorystories.com/post/april-teaching-calendar
Win a set of 10 Multisensory Stories for your school/setting!*
and have your artwork featured on the front cover!
DESIGN A BOOK COVER for my new multisensory story
'The Queen's Jubilee - A Multisensory Adventure!
There will be 50 runner up prizes of one story of your choice.
How to Enter: Using any medium, produce a piece of jubilee themed artwork.
A4 Portrait only please.
(You do not need to write the title on the artwork, please do not write any names of the students on the artwork.)
email your artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include in your email the first name of the artist, the name of the school and a contact name.
1. There is no age limit.
2. You may submit as many entries as you like.
3. The closing date is midnight 31.03.22
5. The winner will choose 10 stories from the latest story catalogue
The stories are in the format of a digital download and can be printed out, used and shared throughout the school/setting in multiple classrooms.
6. The 50 runners up will win a multisensory story of their choice.
7. The winner will have their artwork featured as the cover of my new release 'The Queen's Jubilee - A Multisensory Adventure!
Teachers - Looking for a sensory activity to celebrate St Patrick's Day? Bell Pepper Shamrock Painting You will need: Bell Pepper Card/Paper Bell Green Paint Method: 1. Cut the bell pepper in half width-ways to reveal the natural 'shamrock' shape. 2. Dip into green paint then print onto paper. Extend this activity by using two colours: orange and green paint (to represent the colours of the flag) Can the sensory explorer make a pattern by alternating the colours? Taken from 'St Patricks Day - A Multisensory Exploration' Table of Contents Prepare to Celebrate (Gathering Story Props) How to Tell a Multisensory Story St Patrick's Day Poem St Patrick's Day- A Multisensory Exploration Developing Comprehension & Understanding Story Map St Patrick's Day Listening Game St Patrick's Day Sensory Bag St Patrick's Day Sensory Bin Leprechaun Food Sensory Art Sensory Stuffed Sock Snakes Bubble Snakes The Leprechaun's Science Lab - Magic Coins Soda Bread Recipe Interesting Facts Ideas & Inspiration
Sound effects breathe life into a multisensory story and provide the opportunity to elicit a response from the story explorer.
Can the story explorer communicate a request to listen to the sound again?
Can the story explorer track the sound?
If using a prop or a single switch communication device, can the sensory explorer use/activate the prop/device to make the sound?
Can the story explorer imitate the sound?
Excerpt from 'Introduction to Multisensory Storytelling' Course.
March Fully Booked
April slots available:)
Looking for sensory activities to celebrate Losar, Tibetan New Year on 3rd March? Traditionally, people would pass a fire torch through the crowds. Can the students pass a torch/LED battery candle around their peers? This three day festival sees the exchange of gifts. Play Tibetan traditional music and promote turn-taking with a game of 'pass the parcel' Dough balls are eaten. Ingredients such as coal, wool, chillies and rice are placed inside. The ingredient contained within your doughball is said to reflect your character! Chilli Pepper - Chatty talkative person Rice - A Good person Wool - Kind person Make Playdoh or Plasticine 'Dough' Balls You will need: Playdoh/Plasticine (blue, yellow and red represent the colours of the Tibetan flag) Dried Rice Wool Chilli Pepper (plastic 'toy' chilli or substitute for cubes of red bell pepper or use peppercorns) How to make Playdoh/Plasticine 'Dough' Balls Promote fine motor skills as the students roll their Playdoh/plasticine into balls. Make a hole in the centre of the ball using a finger/thumb or a wooden dowel rod. Place grains of dried rice, a piece of wool or chunk of pepper (or peppercorns) into the hole. Recover the hole with Playdoh/Plasticine to hide the item placed inside. Place the balls together, then as a group, take turns in selecting a ball and peeling it open to reveal the contents. Can the students remember the characteristic said to be reflected according the to item inside? (Chilli Pepper - Chatty talkative person, Rice - A good person, Wool - kind person.) Extend Learning Can the students think of other characteristics and corresponding items to place inside the balls? Here are some examples: Feather - Soft hearted person Daisy or dandelion - Flower lover Toy animal - Animal lover Spinach - Strong person Leaf - Nature lover Other ways to celebrate Losar People engage in activities that symbolise purification and welcoming in the new. Buildings are whitewashed and thoroughly cleaned and people wear new clothes. Engage in outdoor learning. Provide paintbrushes and rollers for students to 'paint' the walls, fences and railings. Add washing up liquid to create white soap suds. Buddhist monks adorn the monasteries with the finest decorations, and conduct religious ceremonies. Make prayer flags find out more... https://www.rhymingmultisensorystories.com/post/march-teaching-calendar