Finger Painting Tips for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder

Finger painting is a multi-purpose developmental activity for kids.

It integrates visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile learning styles. This art activities balances developmental sensory processing issues.

Finger Painting Tips for Kids with Sensory Processing DisorderAs kids finger paint they look at color. They touch wet paint and move their hands and fingers in different shapes. This develops visual and tactile skills.

Finger painting is a gentle way to connect to color, shape and form. They identify shapes and forms and how things look.

They develop gross motor skills by using movement to paint.

Receiving sensory imput through sight, touch and sound is mentally processed in and integrative way. Painting connects body and mind.

Finger Painting Tips for the Hypo SPD Child

Finger painting stimulates the Hypo SPD child’s senses. Here are some tips to make finger painting a positive experience.

  • Add texture by adding sand to the paint
  • Use larger sheets of paper to encourage more body movement
  • Add bright florescent colors, lime green, hot pink bright orange
  • Let them get messy
  • Have them stand in paint and walk on their painting making footprints
  • Use water and sand as sensory stimuli

Finger Painting Tips for the Hyper SPD

The hyper SPD child may find finger painting overwhelming. Start with short painting times. If touching paint with their fingers is too much for your child give them different tools to paint.

  • Use small size paper A4 or A3
  • Use soothing colors or two colors at a time
  • Use brushes, toys, sticks, feathers to paint if using fingers is overwhelming
  • Keep environment uncluttered and calm
  • Keep painting time short
  • Stop when they have had enough
  • They may prefer water gels that have a smoother texture

Finger painting is an easy at home art activity that can be part of your child’s sensory diet.

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