Our 2016 Halloween Party was spooktacular! Halloween can be overwhelming for kids with developmental and sensory challenges. Our goal was to create a safe place for our kids to explore the holiday. They enjoyed language, movement, and sensory activities in a familiar environment. Holiday parties, social groups, and camps are also great opportunities for us to highlight social interaction, play, and friendship.
The kids practiced language and social skills by introducing themselves and talking about their costumes.
Other language activities included story time, where our therapists read and led fun discussions about Halloween-themed books, and played word games incorporating movement.
Sensory games like sand play with toy spiders and touching “worms”, “eyes” and “goop” were a fun twist on exploring different textures.
Many thanks to our staff, and especially our kiddos, for making our 2016 Halloween party a success!