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March Teaching Calendar

Updated: Mar 21

Teaching ideas, activities and inspiration to celebrate the month of March including St David's Day, St Patrick's Day, Holi, Alexander Graham Bell Day, Ramadan, Spring and more!

Dates at a Glance

1st March - St David's Day

4th March - Marching Music Day

7th March - Alexander Graham Bell Day

8th March - 'Holi'

13th March - This Day in History - The Discovery of Uranus

16th March - National Panda Day

17th March - St Patrick's Day

17th March - Comic Relief

19th March - Mother's Day

20th March - First day of Spring

22nd March - 20th April - Ramadan

'Spring' Themed Training Session

Explore the sights, sounds, smells, textures and tastes of Spring with this informal, mini training session.

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Non-subscribers: £5* *includes 'Spring - A Multisensory Exploration' Fully resourced, step-by-step multisensory story and teaching pack (digital)

Dates available: Weds 22nd March 4pm

Mon 27th March 3pm Weds 29th March 3.30pm

Held via Zoom - Run time: 30 mins plus Q & A


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1st March

St David's Day

Explore Welsh Foods

Food exposure can be beneficial to individuals with a limited diet as it supports exploration of different food types, smells textures and tastes.

Present a variety of Welsh foods for the individual to explore at their own pace.

Initial explorations could be through touch and smell.

When progressing to tasting, present a tiny touch to the lips, then offer a morsel or a drop in the mouth, an egg spoon building up to a full bite.

Be Allergy Aware!


Welsh Cheese: Caerphilly, Capel Newydd, Celtic Promise, Dragon’s Breath, Perl Las Blue, Welsh Cheddar, Welsh Goat’s Cheese

Welsh Vegetables: Leeks, Samphire

Welsh Seafood: Cockles, Seaweed (Laverbread)

Welsh Sweet Foods: Welsh Cakes, Bara Brith,

Welsh Rarebit Recipe


  • 350g Mature Cheddar, grated

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 tbsp milk

  • Thickly sliced bread

Option to season with mustard/pepper/Worcestershire sauce


  1. Grate the cheese.

  2. Mix the cheese with the milk and the beaten egg.

  3. Preheat the grill to high and toast the bread on both sides.

  4. Spread the cheese mixture on the toast.

  5. Grill until the cheese is melted and starting to turn golden brown.

Explore Food Textures (Model the Language)

Aromatic, bitter, buttery, cheesy, chewy, coarse, creamy, crispy, crumbly, crunchy, delicate, eggy, fishy, fresh, mushy, oniony, peppery, pungent, ripe, rubbery, salty, savoury, seasoned, sharp, smooth, soggy, squidgy, squishy, toasty, vinegary.

Alternative Activity

Mark Making using Leeks

You will need

  • Whole Leeks

  • Card or Paper

  • Paint

(Option to use a template flag for students to follow the lines and paint)

Using the leeks as a paintbrush, dip into paint and paint the flag of St David.

4th March

Marching Music Day

Celebrate the 'March Music Genre'

  • Listen to a marching band.

  • Watch footage of a marching band.

  • Explore a selection of instruments.

  • Join in with the music.

  • March with your feet to the music.

  • Make musical shakers using recycled items: clean yogurt pots/containers and cardboard boxes filled with dried rice/pulses/beans.

7th March

Alexander Graham Bell Day

On this day Alexander Graham Bell uttered his famous words to his assistant Mr. Watson, 'Come here; I want you.' via his new invention, the telephone.

Using the telephone is an important life skill. Disused landline phones and old mobile phones (batteries removed) are excellent tools for developing communication skills, firing the imagination, and building confidence.

Explore telephone role play.

  • Make an imaginary phone call to a relative, friend or a famous person.

  • Role play ordering food, a booking a taxi or making an appointment.

  • Relay messages, give or receive directions and instructions Provide a diary/notebook to write appointments and information in.

Extend Learning

  • Teach students how and when to call the emergency services.

Make Paper Cup Phones

Paper cup phones are fun to make and excellent for promoting turn-taking and listening skills.

You will need:

  • String

  • Two paper/polystyrene cups

How to make the Paper Cup Phones

  1. Cut a piece of string (15-20 m in length)

  2. Poke a small hole in the bottom of each cup.

  3. Thread the string through each cup securing each end with a knot.

How to use the Paper Cup Phones

Each person takes a cup and holds it at full stretch.

One person talks into the cup while the other puts the cup to their ear and listens.

8th March


'I visited India on the first day of Spring

And what a surprise that did bring!

I walked onto the street, a young boy ran by

And threw powder paint high into the sky

Paint covered my clothes, face and my hair

Bright coloured mist clouded the air'

Excerpt from 'Holi - A Multisensory Exploration' (£3.98 or free to subscribers to the Members Library)

Edible Holi 'Powder Paint'

This alternative to powdered paint and provides a wonderful sensory experience.

You will need

  • 1/2 cup Corn Flour

  • Milkshake Powder

  • 1tsp of water

  • A few drops of essence/food flavouring (strawberry, banana, mint)


  • Mix the ingredients to a mouldable, yet powdery consistency.

Alternative Activity

Rainbow Rice

Promote fine motor skills and involve the students in making the rainbow rice.

You will need:

  • Lidded Container

  • 1 cup of Dried Rice

  • 1 tsp Vinegar

  • Food colouring


  1. Place the cup of dried rice into a container.

  2. Add 1tsp vinegar.

  3. Add the food colouring (adjust the quantity according to the depth of colour required.)

  4. Place the lid on the container.

  5. Shake until the rice is coloured.

  6. Spread onto a baking tray/kitchen towel to dry.

Sweet Stuff!

Explore multicoloured sweets: 'Rainbow Drops', 'Rainbow Sprinkles', 'Smarties', 'Jelly Tots', 'Skittles', 'Fruit Pastilles', 'Dolly Mixtures', 'Midget Gems'

Promote Fine Motor & Colour Sorting Skills

  • Can the students pick up the sweets using safety tweezers, grippers or scoop up using a cup to transfer the sweets into a container?

  • Can the students sort the sweets into piles according to their colour?

Celebrate the magic and colour of the spring festival of Holi with this fully resourced, step-by-step multisensory story and themed extension activities.

'Holi - A Multisensory Exploration' (£3.98)

Table of Contents

  • Story Props Checklist

  • How to Tell a Multisensory Story

  • Holi - Fully Resourced Step-by-Step Multisensory Exploration

  • Holi Themed Sensory Umbrella

  • Holi Themed Sensory Tent

  • Holi Themed Sensory Bin

  • Holi Themed Sensory Bag

  • Holi Themed Listening Game

  • Let's Make...Holi Powder Paint

  • Jackson Pollock Themed Art

  • Scented Paint

  • Paint Bombs & Cinnamon Stick Painting

  • Paint Splatter Picture

  • Colour Sorting

  • Thandai Recipe

  • Holi Ideas & Inspiration

13th March 1781

Discovery of Uranus

'The clouds of Uranus are smoky and smelly

It wobbles around on its side like a jelly'

(Excerpt from 'Journey into Space - A Multisensory Exploration')

Explore Uranus

  • Light the incense stick out of reach of the student but within their eye line. Can the student track the smoke as it dances into the air? Can the student smell the heady perfume of the that fills the room?

  • Engage the student’s sense of touch as they investigate the elasticity of a jelly and how it wobbles and moves when touched. Would the student like to taste the slippery, shivery jelly?

17th March

St Patrick's Day

Activity Idea

Bell Pepper Shamrock Painting

You will need:

  • Bell Pepper

  • Card/Paper Bell

  • Green Paint


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 student make a pattern by alternating the colours?

Join the celebrations with this fully resourced, step-by-step multisensory exploration of 'St Patrick's Day' (£3.98)

Table of Contents

  • Story Props Checklist

  • How to Tell a Multisensory Story

  • St Patrick's Day - Fully Resourced Step-by- Step 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

  • Soda Bread Recipe

  • Interesting Facts

  • St Patricks Day Ideas & Inspiration

16th March

National Panda Day

  • Although quiet animals, Pandas do make 'barking', 'huffing', and 'growling sounds'. Listen to an audio clip of a Panda making these sounds. Can the student imitate the noise? Record their vocalisation and play it back.

  • Pandas move slowly with their toes pointing inwards.

  • Watch footage of a Panda walking. Can the student move like a Panda?

Make a Panda Themed Sensory Bin:

  • Line the base of your tray/container with green shredded paper/grass/dried rice/noodles/green tagliatelle.

  • Add 'Bamboo' (small sticks or twigs, lollipop/craft sticks, cinnamon sticks) and assorted leaves and grasses.

  • Add a toy panda (or draw/print out pictures of pandas on card, laminate and affix to a lollipop stick or straw)

  • Add other interesting black and white items: Beads, pom poms, Lego bricks, dice, counters, pipe cleaners, feathers, sequins.

17th March

Comic Relief

  • We all need laughter in our lives!

  • Watch a clip of a clown/circus act or a funny cartoon.

  • Listen to audio clips of people laughing (canned laughter.)

  • Make funny masks.

  • Provide wigs, face paints and dressing up clothes. Invite students to explore different looks, the wackier the better! Provide a mirror so students can see their reflection.

  • Try 'laughing' yoga!

Make a 'Red Nose' Pom Pom

This activity is relaxing, tactile and promotes fine motor skills.

You will need:

  • Red wool

  • Two circles of card (students can either trace around a circular object to create their own or you can provide a template.)

  • Scissors

How to Make a 'Red Nose' Pom Pom

  • Cut the card into two circles the same size.

  • Cut out the centres to create a 'doughnut' shape.

  • Make one cut from the outer edge of the circle to the inner 'doughnut.'

  • Start wrapping the red wool around the edge of the circle and through the doughnut until you there is no space to wrap anymore wool.

  • Cut along the edge of the wool

  • Wrap a piece of wool between the two circles of card to secure and tie.

  • Trim any straggly pieces of wool.

19th March

Mothers Day

Roses by Austin

Create a Sensory Mothers Day Card

You will need

  • Card

  • Celery

  • Paint (green and pink/red)

  • A pipecleaner/bow/ribbon


  1. Dip a finger into the green paint then draw lines on the paper to represent the stalks.

  2. Cut the celery two inches above the root (place the stalks into the fridge)

  3. Dip the root (stalk end facing downwards) into the red/pink paint.

  4. Press onto the top of the stalks to make your roses

  5. Decorate with a pipe cleaner, bow or ribbon

Thank you to Austin for sharing his artwork and to his lovely Teacher Jude

20th March


Spring runs from 20th March to 21st June 2022

Make a Spring Weather Box

This activity promotes an understanding of the change of seasons, provides sensory feedback and the opportunity for the individual to explore and express their likes, dislikes and sensory preference giving them a voice and to make choices.

You will need:

  • A Lidded Box

  • Spring clothing: (ankle socks, cardigan/fine knit, lightweight raincoat, long sleeved t-shirt, spring dress

  • Single switch communication device (Talking Tile/BIGMack or similar device) with a recording of birdsong.

  • Umbrella and water spray bottle (for those spring showers)

  • Spring vegetables: Artichoke, asparagus, baby carrots, chard, celery, chives, fennel, lettuce, new potatoes, radish, spinach, spring onion.

Engage the Senses

  • Place the items into a lidded box for the student to explore.

  • Change the items in your box to keep the activity fresh and motivating.

  • You may wish to start with one or two items in your box and keep adding to them.

  • If the individual dislikes an item in the box, then remove it and replace with a different item.

  • Take a note of sensory preferences. This information can be used in the writing of care plans and personal care e.g., you may discover that the student prefers a viscose V-neck t-shirt to a polyester collared one, cotton patterned ankle socks instead of mid-calf plain socks. This sensory exploration may help you identify new foods, textures or items that the student enjoys.

'Spring - A Multisensory Exploration/Teaching Resource' (£3.98)

Table of Contents

  • How to tell a Multisensory Story

  • Story Props Checklist

  • 'Spring' Full Story

  • 'Spring' Fully Resourced, Step-by-Step Multisensory Story

  • Spring Pond Sensory Bin

  • Let's Explore...Lambs

  • Bee Seed Balls

  • Nest Building

  • Make a Bird Nesting Material Holder

  • Chocolate Bird Nests

  • Flower Colour Changing Experiment

  • Spring Weather Box & Sensory Clothes Exploration

  • Spring Nature Walk

  • Bottle Animals

  • Herb Sock Animal

  • Cress Shapes

  • Mini Greenhouse

  • Nature's Art Room

  • Spring Weaving

  • Spring Clean Your Classroom

  • Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

  • Spring Ancient Beliefs - Egypt & The Roman Empire

  • Spring Ancient Beliefs - Shemu

  • Spring Ancient Beliefs - Anglo Saxons

  • Spring Ancient Beliefs - Ancient Greece & Maya

  • Mayan Equinox Sensory Bin

  • Spring Festivals Around the World - Holi

  • Spring Festivals Around the World - Marzanna (Poland)

  • Spring Festivals Around the World - Cimburijada (Bosnia)

  • Spring Festivals Around the World - Las Fallas (Valencia Spain)

  • Spring Festivals Around the World - Cherry Blossom Festival (Japan)

  • Spring Festivals Around the World - Nowruz (Iran)

  • Spring Sensory Ideas & Inspiration

22nd March - 20th April


Sawm is the fourth pillar of Islam, the obligation to fast from dawn to sunset.

Enjoy a Traditional Ramadan Meal

This activity provides the opportunity for students to explore and express their likes, dislikes and preferences giving them a voice and a choice in their food, try new foods and increase variety in their diet.

Pre-Dawn Meal

  • Rice Pudding

  • Dried Fruit (Apple, Apricots, Bananas, Dates Figs, Mango, Papayas, Peaches, Prunes, Raisins)

  • Feta Cheese

After Sunset Meal

  • Lentil Soup & Crusty Bread


Spiced Pears (sprinkle tinned pears with cinnamon and brown sugar)

  • Present the foods to touch, smell and taste.

  • When offering a taste, start with a little touch to the lips, offer a morsel, an egg spoonful progressing to a small bite.

  • Can the sensory explorer communicate a request for more?

  • Can the sensory explorer make a rejection if they do not like a food item?

  • Can the sensory explorer choose between two motivating foods?

Be allergy aware.

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'Shapes - A Multisensory Exploration + 130 Shaped Themed Activities' £3.98

Explore the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures of shapes with this fully resourced, step-by-step, multisensory story PLUS 130 shape themed activities that link to areas of the curriculum.

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Other Dates:

March 3rd

World Wildlife Day

March 8th

International Women's Day

March 10th - 19th

British Science Week

March 13th

Commonwealth Day

March 19th

St Joseph's Day

March 20th-26th

Downs Syndrome Awareness Week

March 22nd

World Water Day

March 25th

Earth Hour


2nd March 1904

Dr Seuss - Share a story 'Green Eggs & Ham', 'The Cat in the Hat', 'One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish', 'Horton Hatches the Egg'

6th March 1475

Michelangelo - Explore his artwork

March 14th 1879

Albert Einstein - Explore light (torches/light-up toys), gravity (throwing balls in the air), space and time.

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'An Introduction to Multisensory Storytelling' Course

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Who is the Course Aimed at?

SEN Teachers, SENCOs, HLTA's, TA's, Mainstream Early Years Educators, Speech Therapists, Play Therapists, Parents, Guardians, Childminders, Carers, Support Workers, Activity Coordinators, Librarians, and anyone with an interest in exploring storytelling through the senses.

Course Content

In addition to this we will explore a multisensory story in depth, how to deliver this story and how to use the story props promote communication and areas learning.

Choose your theme:

Full List of Titles

The Seasons Collection





The Weather (free resource)


Dear Santa (free resource)

Culture & Celebrations Collection

A Train Ride Through India

Burns Night

Chinese New Year



St Patricks Day

Life Skills

Jobs and Work Experience


Shapes - A Multisensory Exploration (includes 130 shape themed, sensory activities)


Listen - An A-Z of Sensory Inspiration to Stimulate the Auditory System


The Dentist

Washing Hands (free resource)


Journey into Space



The Beach

The Farm

The Queens Jubilee (free resource)

The Rainforest

The Romans

Traditional Tales Collection

The Gingerbread Man


Jack & the Beanstalk

Little Red Riding Hood

The Three Little Pigs

How is the Training Delivered?

The training is delivered as a friendly and informal session via Zoom.

How Much Does the Course Cost?

1-1 Training Session £45

Whole School/Setting INSET £250

For smaller group bookings please enquire for a price

Book a course and receive a FREE 6-month* subscription to the Members Library!

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Course Length

1hour 30 mins plus Q & A.

Will I Receive any Course Notes?

Yes. Course summary notes will be sent as a word document.

Are There Any Other Free Resources Included?


You will receive a free digital download of 'Listen - An A-Z of Sensory Ideas to Stimulate the Auditory System'

This comprehensive guide explores fun and engaging sensory ways of stimulating the sense of hearing. The A-Z of sounds is divided into the following categories: Animals, Transport, Musical Instruments & Home. It also includes fun, motivating sensory themed extension activities. This resource is suitable for working with curious pre-schoolers to teenagers with complex needs.

You will also receive a free digital download of the focus story.

How Do I Book?

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How Do I Pay?

Payment is accepted through BACS or Cheque.

I am a School/Company/Setting, can you send an Invoice?

Yes. Rhyming Multisensory Stories is fully registered with HMRC and can invoice.

Will I Receive a Certificate?

Yes. You will receive a digital certificate of completion

The Health & Safety Bit!

Please Read Before Engaging in any of the Activities

Health & Safety Advice & Disclaimer

  • The author has used their best efforts in preparing the information on this website and makes no representation or warranties with respect to the accuracy, applicability, fitness or completeness to the contents.

  • The information is for pleasure purposes only.

  • If you wish to apply any ideas and activities contained in this blog, on the website or in any of the multisensory stories or resources, you are wholly responsible and take full responsibility for your actions.

  • ​The activities are designed to be led and supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

​​A Note on Allergies/Intolerances

  • ​If you have any doubts regarding any activity or prop used, then seek advice before starting.​

  • ​Be aware of potential choking hazards.

  • Check the ingredients in any items you may be using for any potential food or skin allergies or respiratory reactions. If you see any signs of redness, swelling or other symptoms of a suspected reaction seek immediate medical advice.

  • The interactions should be led by the sensory explorer who should be allowed to participate without expectation.

  • ​Never force stimuli and stop the activity if the story explorer shows signs that they are not enjoying the session.

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