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September Teaching Calendar

Updated: Aug 27, 2023

Your FREE calendar packed with sensory ideas and activities for the month of September including Communication Passport/All About Me Sensory Boxes, Roald Dahl Day, Sukkot, International Dot Day, Rosh Hashanah and more!

Dates At a Glance

4th Sept: Autumn Term - Communication Passport/All About Me Sensory Boxes

8th September: International Literacy Day - Explore phonics through the senses.

9th September: World Teddy Bear Day - Organise a Teddy Bear's Picnic

9th September: World First Aid Day - Explore 1st Aid

11th September: Anniversary of the Birth of Ulisse Aldrovandi - Engage the Senses

13th September: Roald Dahl Day - Explore the characters of Charlie & the Chocolate factory through the senses

15th September: International Dot Day - Explore dots!

15th - 17th September: Rosh Hashanah - Explore the festival through the senses

September 22nd National Fitness Day 

23rd September: Autumn Equinox - Suggested Resource 'Autumn ' A Multisensory Exploration'

29th September - 6th October: Sukkot - Den Building

Whole Month

Sourdough September - Explore sourdough and mill flour

Organic September - Farmyard sensory wall display and role play ideas

4th September: Autumn Term

Communication Passport/All About Me Sensory Boxes

These are Communication Passports/All About Me profiles in the form of a box filled with sensory items that tell another person about an individual.

They help people involved in the person's life to learn and understand more about the person, their likes and sensory preferences, build bonds and aid communication.

  • Fill your box (a shoebox is the perfect size) with sensory items relating to the person's life.

  • If working in an educational setting you can use the student's communication passport as a tool to help you do this, as well working with the student to find out their personal likes and sensory preferences.

  • If working with adults, involve the person and also ask their family, friends and other people who have been involved in their lives to help you.

  • Keep the boxes up to date e.g., new items can be added as the person encounters new experiences (a seashell from a seaside trip)

Below is example of a box but you can take the concept and change the headings.

  1. Me: I have used a mirror. Shatterproof, safety mirrors are advisable, but depending on the individual, these bike mirrors that strap onto the wrist are great for a hands-free option and promote self-awareness.

  2. Born: This could be an item relating to the person's identity. In this example, the person was born in Manchester and enjoys going to the home matches, so I represented this using a football scarf.

  3. Family: A photograph or a drawing.

  4. Dad: This person adores their Dad, so I took a piece of clothing and spritzed their Dad's aftershave on it (this could be a tie, sock, tshirt)

  5. Music: This person's favourite instrument is a wrist bell. You could change this category to another activity such as a pot of bubbles or favourite fiddle toy.

  6. Relaxation: This person enjoys a hand massage so their box would include a hand cream in their favourite scent. You could also include a massage brush/roller

  7. Holiday: This person has returned from a holiday in Fuerteventura over the summer and this magnet signifies their holiday. The magnet has an embossed sunshine and palm trees which are nice to run the fingers over and talk about, and I placed some euro coins into the box to explore with the magnet.

  8. Future Event: This person is going to their brother's wedding in November. They will be wearing a bow tie.

The communication passport/sensory boxes are featured in the 'Multisensory Storytelling & Sensory Activities' workshop.

8th September: International Literacy Day

Explore Phonics through the Senses: Sensory Phonics Bag

Exploring phonics through the senses is a fun and engaging activity.

Here are some ideas using the letter 'S' as an example.

  1. Place a variety of sensory items starting with the letter(s) you wish to explore into a non-see-through bag or a pillowcase.

  2. Choose items that engage the five main senses.

  3. Offer the bag to the sensory explorer to select an item. Can they use their senses to guess what the item is? (If the sensory explorer is unsure then provide plenty of clues.)

Letter 'S' items

  • Satsuma

  • Snake

  • Spaghetti

  • Straw

  • Soap

  • Strawberry

  • Stick

  • Sponge

  • Sunflower Seeds

  • Spinach

  • Sprout

  • Sand

  • Starfish

Build Functional Language skills.

Can the sensory explorer tell you or show you what you might do with the item and where you might find it?

(If the sensory explorer is unsure, model)

Keep Language Simple. Focus on phrases such as 'Choose' or 'Take one' when presenting the bag to the sensory explorer.

Focus on the name of the object; 'starfish', 'sponge', and two-word phrases; 'yellow sponge'

Building Word Recognition

  • Place wooden or magnetic letters next to the corresponding item in your sensory bag e.g., the letters c-a-p, cap, c-a-r, car, f-a-n, fan, h-a-t, hat.

  • Can the sensory explorer sound out the letters as they select them from the bag?

  • Can the sensory explorer arrange the letters in the correct order to spell the word? e.g., f-a-n

  • Place two items in the bag along with the letters that spell the word e.g., c-u-p. One item will be the correct item (the cup) and an incorrect item (a hat). Can the sensory explorer select the correct item to match the word?

Phonics Sensory Bin

A sensory bin is a container filled with themed items that provide a calming activity and the opportunity to learn through exploration whilst engaging the senses and meeting sensory needs.

Setting up a Letter 'S' Phonics Sensory Bin

Layer your tray/bin/box with sand, seeds, straw, sawdust, spaghetti, or soil.

Scatter with items starting with the letter 'S' (see the previous list for ideas)

Add fine motor tools: c

ups, spoons, forks, measuring jugs, colander, whisk, sieve, funnel, pipette, tongs, wooden utensils, scoops, paintbrushes, chopsticks.

Add items to encourage scientific investigation: torch, magnifying glass, magnets, pen/paper, egg carton/ice cube/cake baking tray for sorting items, plastic tweezers.

Model mark making the letter 'S' in the base layer of the sensory bin.

Phonics Listening Game

Listening games teach sound discrimination, promoting the development of language, communication and comprehension skills and increasing attention span.

A quick search on the internet will provide you with access to a library of free audio clips and sound effects that can be played via your phone, iPad, Kindle or recorded on a Dictaphone.

There are also sound effect apps available.

  • Can the sensory explorer imitate the sound using their voice?

  • Can the sensory explorer correctly identify the sound? (Provide plenty of clues!)

Letter 'S' Sounds

  • Snake

  • Sneeze

  • Sealion

  • Siren

  • Saxophone

  • Snoring

  • Stream

  • Seagull

  • Seal

  • Storm

  • Squeak

  • Sea

Get Crafty! Stuffed Sensory Sock Snakes

This is an excellent activity for encouraging hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and gives you the opportunity to model language as well as providing a wonderful sensory experience.

You will need

  • Old Socks or Tights

  • A Filler: Straw/sponges/sand/sawdust/soil/spaghetti (dried)


  1. Stuff the socks with items starting with the letter 'S'; sand, seeds, straw, sawdust, (dried) spaghetti, or soil.

  2. Tie a knot in the end of the sock to secure.

  3. Allow free exploration of the sensory snakes, they will differ in weight, length, smell and texture.


Adding a few drops of essential oil to the fillers will enrich the experience.

Use a range of Letter Resources.

I like to teach using tactile items. It makes learning fun and allows the student to manipulate and explore the letters and make words without having to write them down.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Wooden letter tiles

  • Scrabble board and tiles

  • Magnetic letters on a baking tray.

  • Paint pebbles and write letters on them.

  • Use letter stickers

  • Write in chalks on the patio/fence.

  • Write letters on recycled plastic milk bottle tops.

  • Mould letters using clay/plasticine or Play-Doh

Sept 9th World First Aid Day

Explore the contents of a First Aid Bag/Box This activity will raise awareness of the contents of a first aid box and reduce any anxiety some individuals may have around first aid.

  • Explore the contents of the first aid box.

  • Practice applying dressings and bandages.

  • Discuss how to raise the alarm should there be an incident

  • Discuss when and how to ring 999 for an ambulance. Engage in role play practicing making a 999 telephone, call using an old mobile phone (battery removed)

First Aid Box Contents*

  • Burns gel dressings

  • Adhesive tape to secure dressings

  • An updated first aid guidance leaflet.

  • Sterile plasters of assorted sizes

  • Large and medium-sized sterile, individually wrapped, unmedicated wound dressings

  • Sterile eye pads

  • Triangular bandage

  • Disposable gloves

  • Foil blanket

  • Sterile wound wipes

  • Finger dressing

*The contents of your first aid boxes may differ to the items in the list.

Sept 11th

The Anniversary of the Birth of Ulisse Aldrovandi

Modern history founder Ulisse Aldrovandi was known for his studies of animals, plants, and minerals.

Present a range of animals, plants and minerals for sensory exploration

Animals: (Fake) fur, suede, chamois leather/leather, wool

Herbs: Basil, lavender, lemon balm, marjoram, mint, parsley, rosemary, thyme.

Minerals: Calcite, crystals, rocks, stones or gold, silver and copper-coloured items (Coins, dress jewellery, foil, stainless steel items.)

Promote Sorting & Categorisation Skills

Can the sensory explorer group the items according whether they are animal derived, plant or mineral?

September 9th

National Teddy Bear Day

  • Hold a Teddy Bears' Picnic

  • Make and send invitations.

  • Choose the menu and prepare the food? (Discuss healthy eating options)

  • Make teddy bear shaped biscuits.

  • Make teddy bear masks.

  • Hold a 'best dressed' teddy bear competition.

  • Lay a picnic blanket or table

  • Discuss any games that could be played.

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  • Story Props Checklist

  • How to Tell a Multisensory Story

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  • Developing Comprehension & Understanding

  • Storyboard

  • Themed Listening Game

  • Themed Sensory Bag

  • Hard and Soft Themed Sensory Bin

  • Oat Bear Art

  • Raised Bear Salt Picture

  • The Three Bears Kitchen - Oat Milk Recipe

  • The Three Bears Bathroom - Oatmeal Facemask & Oat Bath

  • Teddy Bears Picnic

  • Let's Explore...Bears!

  • Make a Bear Habitat

  • Bear Hugs

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Sept 13th

Roald Dahl Day

Explore the Main Characters in 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl through the Senses

Suggested Props:

Augustus Gloop – Gloop. Mix cornflour and water to the ratio of 2:1, (Option to add food colouring and essences/flavourings)

Charlie Bucket – Bucket

Grandpa Joe – Slippers

Mike Teavee – Large square glasses, cardboard box TV, or old TV remote control (batteries removed)

Mr Bucket (Charlie’s Dad) – Toothpaste or fresh mint (this is a reference to the job he held screwing the tops onto toothpaste tubes)

Oompa-Loompas – Orange/satsuma or orange face paint

Veruca Salt: Salt Dough. Mix 1 cup plain flour, ½ cup table salt, ½ cup water. (Option to add food colouring and essences/flavourings to enhance the sensory experience)

Violet Beauregarde – Parma violets, violet essential oil, violet flowers

Violet flowers are edible. Ensure the flowers are freshly picked, washed, are disease and pest free and have not been treated with pesticides.

Willy Wonka - Walking Stick

Extend Learning

  1. Give everyone a prop.

  2. Describe the characters in the story.

  3. Can the individuals guess which character they are according to the prop?

September 15th International Dot Day

A day to promote art, creativity, and individual achievement.

Read or watch the story of ‘The Dot’ by Peter H. Reynolds, a tale of a young girl who thought she could not draw...until she discovered dots!

Create artwork using different tools and materials to make dots.

Dots: Bingo dabbers, cotton wool bud, fingerprints, paint brushes, pipettes, pom poms, sponges, stickers, vegetable printing, paint bubble wrap.

Other ideas:

  • Spray paint through card templates/stencils using watered down paint in a water spray bottle.

  • Colour through the hole in an old cd to make a pattern.

  • Play dot-to-dot.

  • Take learning outdoors and draw in chalk around quoits and hula hoops.

  • Link to maths: make craft ladybirds, print, and count their spots.

  • Play dominoes

15th - 17th September: Rosh Hashanah A two-day festival celebrating Jewish New Year which begins in the Autumn.

Apples and honey symbolise 'Sweet New Year'


  • Cut apples into slices and drizzle honey on top.

  • Make a honey cake

  • Create artwork printing using apples

  • Taste dried apples or make dried apples by slicing then airfry.

Honey Cake Recipe Ingredients

  • 200g/7oz self-raising flour

  • 2 eggs

  • 170g/6oz clear honey

  • 140g/5oz butter

  • 85g/3oz light muscovado sugar

  • 1 tbsp water


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 3

  2. Grease and line the bottom of a cake tin with greaseproof paper.

  3. Melt the honey, butter, water and sugar in a pan.

  4. Remove from the heat and mix in the flour and (beaten) eggs

  5. Transfer to the cake tin.

  6. Bake for 40 minutes until the cake is golden brown.

  7. Place onto a wire rack.

  8. Using a skewer, make little holes over the surface of the cake then drizzle honey over the cake to sink into the holes.

A Honey Dipper

Guess the Item!

Give the sensory explorers a wooden honey dipper to explore but do not tell them what it is.

Can the sensory explorers guess what the utensil is used for?

Can the sensory explorers use their fine motor skills to remove honey from a jar using the honey dipper?

Explore the Shofar Horn

This is one of the world's oldest wind instruments (record an audio clip or watch a video of a shofar horn being played)

  • Can the sensory explorers join in by playing a wind instrument e.g., recorder, whistle, or a harmonica?

Promote the development of the mouth muscles.

  • Can the sensory explorers inflate a balloon using their breath, blow a party blower or feathers?

20th – 25th September Fire Door Safety Week

(Link to Great fire of London 2nd – 6th September)

Teach the students about fire doors.

  • Locate the fire doors within your setting.

  • Explain why fire doors must be kept closed.

  • Discuss how to raise the alarm if they smell or see smoke or fire.

  • Identify the nearest exit should the alarm sound

A note for schools

  • The new school term brings with it the inevitable fire drill. For some students, the fire alarm provides unwanted sensory feedback and the fire drill itself can be unsettling as it is out of routine. Have a 'fire drill' bag in easy reach in readiness for fire drill. This could contain ear defenders, a NOW/NEXT board showing what is happening and some fiddle toys/motivators.

Extend Learning

  • Look in the classroom for potential fire risks (electric heaters, electrical equipment, plug sockets)

  • Discuss the dangers of water coming into contact with electric appliances.

  • Explain why we do not place items on top of or cover heaters.

September 22nd National Fitness Day

  • Get Active: Balance, bounce, hop, jump, skip, run and crawl.

  • Throw and catch balls and beanbags.

  • Explore twirling ribbons, hula hoops, skittles, and other equipment.

  • Enjoy gentle yoga stretches, physio ball exercises, Dough Disco, or a hand massage.

23rd September

Autumn Equinox

'At the bottom of my garden underneath the apple trees,

I heard a little rustle, amongst the autumn leaves

A sudden gust of wind, blew the leaves apart

And what I saw inside those leaves, lightened up my heart'

Make an Autumn Sensory Box

Here's a picture of my Autumn sensory box. I added an assortment of leaves (including dried bay leaves, curry leaves, lime leaves and fresh sprigs of rosemary and thyme to enhance the sensory experience), a colour changing light cube, straw to represent the Autumn harvest, a nail brush and koosh to represent hedgehogs, a talking tile with a recording of a hedgehog, a piece of bark and pinecones. My hedgehogs were made from Play-Doh with dried spaghetti spikes (a great activity to promote fine motor skills)

Pop a magnifying glass and torch in there too to promote scientific investigation.

You can simplify the activity by adding less items.

Explore the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and textures of Autumn with this full resourced, step-by-step multisensory story/teaching pack (includes Autumn themed, sensory activities)

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Table of Contents

  • Story Props Checklist

  • How to Tell a Multisensory Story

  • Autumn Full Story

  • Autumn Fully Resourced, Rhyming Multisensory Story

  • Autumn Themed Sensory Bin

  • Let's Explore...Dormice

  • Let's Explore...Hedgehogs

  • Autumn Sensory Walk

  • Autumn Food Tasting

  • Make a Bug Hotel

  • Autumn Leaves Craft Activity

  • The Colour of Autumn

  • The Sensory Scarecrow

  • 40 Autumn Ideas & Inspiration

Organic September

Make an Organic Farm Sensory Wall Display

Making a sensory wall display is a gradual process that everyone can participate in.

Make you craft items during your art/craft sessions and watch as your working farm, sensory wall grows!

Make the Fences: Lay three, thin strips of brown card vertically then glue a strip of card diagonally across the three strips.

Add the Crops and Fields: Glue the textured items onto A4 thin card, covering with a thin layer of PVA then staple onto your wall: Grass,

Yellow Field: Split Peas

Orange Field: Lentils

Pale Green Field: Split Peas Add a Barn: Use wooden sticks for a 3D effect.

Add Haybales: Cover a piece of thin card with PVA glue. Add the straw. Leave to dry. Add a layer of PVA glue to set in place. Leave to dry then cut into rectangular bales.

Add Farm Animals: Provide animal templates for sensory explorers to decorate using sensory items e.g. A duck: yellow feathers, a chicken: red, brown, and black feathers, a sheep: cotton wool balls, a pig: pink felt or suede

Add Crops: ¾ fill a clear, disposable plastic cup/biodegradable plant pot with potting compost.

Plant your seeds into the soil (Nasturtiums and peas work well). Ensure they are watered regularly and are not left to go dry.

Staple the pots to the wall. The beans/peas will trail downwards as they grow.

(Tip! Wet kitchen roll or a wet paper towel are a substitute for soil) Add a Duck Pond: A circle of unbreakable ‘mirror’ or circle of aluminium foil.

Add Farmyard Sounds: Record farmyard noises on Talking Tiles (or similar devices) place a picture of the object/animal on the device Press the device to bring the farm to life!

Assign Roles on the Farm: The crop farmers can oversee the watering of the plants in the cups, the sheep farmers will be responsible for keeping the sheep tidy.

Grind Flour

Promote fine motor skills using a pestle and mortar to grind foods make flour.


  • Barley

  • Coconut

  • Millet

  • Oats

  • Pumpkin Seeds Quinoa Rice Rye

  • Sunflower Seeds

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Table of Contents

  • How to tell a Multisensory Story

  • The Benefits of Multisensory Storytelling

  • Story Props/Resources Checklist

  • The Farm Full Story

  • The Farm Fully Resourced, step-by-step Multisensory Story

  • Farmyard Art

  • The Sensory Cow

  • Farming Culture & Celebrations Around the World

  • D & T

  • D & T Food Technology & Healthy Eating

  • Trips, Visits & Enrichment Activities

  • Traditional Farming Methods

  • Farming History: Children on the Victorian Farm

  • Farm Themed Literacy

  • Farm Themed Mathematics

  • Farm Themed Counting Songs & Activities

  • Farm Themed Sorting Activities

  • Farm Themed Mathematics (Weights & Measures)

  • Farmyard PE

  • Farmyard Yoga

  • Plants & Life Cycles

  • Role Play

  • Farm Safety

  • Farmyard Science

  • The Sensory Farm

  • The Sensory Farm Classroom Wall Display

  • Spotlight on...Fairfield School, Batley, Yorkshire

  • Farmyard Small World Play

  • Understanding the World Farm Animals

  • Amazing Facts About Farm Animals

Sept 29th - 6th October Sukkot

Sukkot is a Jewish festival. The word ‘Sukkot’ translates to a ‘temporary shelter’

Build a Sukkot Hut

Den building provides an excellent opportunity to explore design and technology through building and construction, the opportunity to explore, experiment, make mistakes and problem solve in a safe environment, promotes physical development and co-operation, turn-taking, listening to others' ideas and communication skills through teamwork. Dens can be built using everyday items found around the home and garden. Here are some examples:

  • Use items found in nature: straw, hay, dried grasses, twigs, and sticks.

  • Work around existing features such as a play equipment, trees, a gazebo, or a washing line.

  • If indoors, drape a sheet or blanket over two chairs, a table, or underneath open stairs.

Families eat and spend free time in their Sukkot shelters. Accessorise your Sukkot

  • Add cushions, beanbags, books, activities, soft toys, and a blanket.

  • Add crayons/pencils/felts and paper/whiteboard and marker pen.

  • String fairy lights, add glow in the dark stickers, glitter lamps and light up toys.

  • Add items to encourage scientific investigation: a torch, mirror, magnifying glass.

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The Weather (Free resource)


Dear Santa (Free resource)

Dear Santa Adapting into a Play (Free resource)

Culture & Celebrations Collection

A Train Ride Through India

Burns Night

Chinese New Year



St Patricks Day


The King's Coronation

The Queen's Jubilee (Free resource)

The Romans

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

Sensory Resources for Sensory Learners (800+ ideas)


The Dentist (Free resource)

Washing Hands (Free resource)


Journey into Space



The Beach

The Farm

The Rainforest

Traditional Tales Collection

The Gingerbread Man


Jack & the Beanstalk

Little Red Riding Hood

The Three Little Pigs

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Training Workshops

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Run time 2 hours including Q & A)




Whole Setting


There are three workshops available:

'Multisensory Storytelling & Sensory Activities' A Workshop for Parents/Guardians

'Multisensory Storytelling & Sensory Activities' Workshop for Professionals Working in Childcare & Education

SLT's, SENCO's, Teachers, TA's, HLTA's, Childminders, Speech & Language Therapists, Play Therapists, Charities, After School/ Holiday Club Workers...and anyone with an interest in storytelling through the senses.

'Multisensory Storytelling and Sensory Activities for Adults - a Workshop for Activity Coordinators and Support Workers'

The workshops cover all aspects of multisensory storytelling from sourcing story props to adapting existing texts into multisensory stories plus we will explore lots of sensory ideas, activities, and inspiration.

Course Content

In addition to this we will explore in depth, a multisensory story of your choice from the latest story catalogue, how to deliver this story and how to use the story props promote communication and areas learning. You will receive a digital copy of the full resource.

Who is the Course Aimed at?

This is a bespoke course aimed at Parents, Guardians, Childminders, Carers, Early Years Educators, Teachers, HLTA’s, TA's, SENCO's, Speech Therapists, Play Therapists, Support Workers, Activity Coordinators, Librarians, and anyone with an interest in exploring storytelling through the senses with pre-school, early years, SEN students, SALT students and teenagers/adults with complex needs.

Course Content

  • The benefits of multisensory storytelling.

  • Sourcing story props

  • Sound effects

  • How to tell a multisensory story

  • Adapting an existing story into a multisensory story

  • Incorporating extension activities into your session

  • Using the story props as a tool for individuals to explore & express their likes, dislikes and sensory preferences, giving them a voice and a choice

  • Case study

  • Sensory extension activities

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

You will receive a digital copy of the full resource.

How is the Training Delivered?

The course is delivered as a friendly and informal session via Zoom and can be tailored to meet your training requirements.

Any information you may wish to share regarding the needs of your child/student will be treated in strictest confidence.


(All workshops are held via Zoom & run for 2 hours including Q & A)

Group Workshop


Next Dates

Multisensory Storytelling and Sensory Activities' (Aimed at professionals working with Children and Teenagers)

Weds 30th August 10am - 12

Friday 1st September 10.30-12.30

'Multisensory Storytelling and Sensory Activities for Adults' (Aimed at Activity Coordinators and Support Workers)

Mon 28th August 10.30-12.30

Find out more

Digital certificate of completion

Course notes (pdf)

Focus story (this will change throughout the year)

1-1 Workshop


Includes 3 free resources of your choice

Digital certificate of completion

Course notes (pdf)

Focus story of your choice from the latest catalogue

Private Group Workshop


includes 5 free resources of your choice

Digital certificate of completion

Course notes (pdf)

Focus story of your choice from the latest catalogue

Whole school/setting INSET


Includes a free 6-month subscription to the Members Library

Digital certificate of completion

Course notes (pdf)

Focus story of your choice from the latest catalogue

Course Length

The course is 2 hours

Will I Receive any Course Notes?

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

Course Summary Notes Contents

What is a Multisensory story?

The Benefits of Multisensory Storytelling

Sourcing Story Props

How to tell a Multisensory Story

Developing Understanding & Comprehension

Ideas to Stimulate the Tactile System

Ideas to Stimulate the Gustatory System

Ideas to Stimulate the Olfactory System

Ideas to Stimulate the Auditory System

Ideas to Stimulate the Visual System

Extending Learning (Developing Understanding and Comprehension)

Sensory Bags and Sensory Bins

Useful Links

Are There Any Other Free Resources Included?


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 your chosen story.

How Do I Book?

email or send a message via the chat feature on the website or through social media

How Do I Pay?

Payment is accepted through BACS and PayPal.

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 Guidance & 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 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.

Your questions, queries, comments and feedback are always welcome!

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