Seasons Greetings Tacpackers!

Welcome to Set 5, the Christmas Sensory Story.

This is perfect for the holiday season and the story and music will take you on a sensory festive journey. Click here to read more

If you have been on the Essentials Training for Tacpac, you will already have explored how to use a lot of these activities. Some tips which might help while preparing your objects:

  • Make sure your squeezy bottle is QUITE empty. Stand your shampoo or soap bottle upside down until the last bits have drained out.
  • You might like a big water bottle for your use, and a smaller bottle with a narrow “waist” for your receiver to handle during the activity. Fill ¾ of the bottle with water, leaving enough air so that when you rock and tip, the water makes a splashing sound. Put beads, glitter, buttons, and anything else which might float or scrape, into the bottle. Do this with both big and small bottles.

When using the scarf, use small movements of lifting, squeezing, lowering and moving in sequence and in time to the music. Spread the scarf under the receiver’s body. You might want to prepare 2 scarves under their body if moving in time is difficult. Remember your body patterning and stick to it. Consistency helps anticipation.

Setting up your room

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For this set, you will need:

  • Wrapping paper which your receiver (and you ) likes
  • Empty plastic bottle which you can squeeze, like a shampoo or washing up liquid bottle
  • Water bottle, half to ¾ filled with water, glittery objects, beads or buttons which have a sound when they roll
  • Pompom ( the sort used by cheer leaders)
  • A scarf you can spread out to cover a wide area
  • A blanket for relaxation

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Pressing and scrunching with wrapping paper

Its Christmas eve. Look at the presents under the tree! When can we open them? All that shiny coloured wrapping paper looks so inviting, and makes such lovely scrunchy noises when you touch it!

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Puffing air with squeezy bottle

Let’s look out the window to see if Father Christmas is coming. Ooh! Those gusts of winter air are COLD!

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Rocking and tipping with water bottle

Christmas morning – at last, time for presents! What’s this one? A bottle filled with lovely sploshy water, and lots of glittery stars and shapes twinkling in the light – its so pretty!

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Pompoms and Dancing

Now the party is in full swing, dancing, laughing, cheering – look at the party streamers and POMPOMS!

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Lifting and lowering with scarves

Whoops! We shouldn’t have had that extra helping of Christmas pudding! Get your scarves on, wrap up tight, we’re going for a walk – not too fast now!

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Relaxing

What a lovely Christmas its been. Nice presents, good food, great party, and a long walk. Time to rest and relax.

Click here to read the full Christmas sensory story and here to read the benefits of a sensory story.

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Printed Resources

Activity Information

Set 5

Activity information sheet.

Record Keeping Goals

Record Keeping Goals
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Record Keeping Sheet

Record Keeping Chart
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