Whether we are children or choose to remain children at heart, we all love to have fun. The same mentality we have towards normal children and fun is what we ought to have towards disabled children and fun.
Summer is around the corner, as it normally is, therefore we would like to share five of our most popular activity ideas to do with your physically impaired child.
The activities involve both indoor and outdoor types, which means that if the weather changes you have no excuse not to have fun.
1. Make Homemade Play Dough
You can start off by making your own play dough. The rule here though is not to be scared to get messy. There are many recipes online on how to make play dough.
While many of these recipes are plain, they can be changed and made more interesting with the addition of food coloring.
You could spice it up a bit more by adding coloring that goes with a theme, like pumpkin orange dye for a Halloween setting.
You can turn the dough into Oobleck once done by adding water to it. Kids love how this feel but be aware. It can get quite messy.
2. Create Art with Seasonal Material
When it is wet outside and you’re stuck on the inside, art can always safe the day. However, when the weather is nice outside, it might be worth it to go on a walk and look for natural resources that you can use when the weather turns rainy.
Look for flowers that you can press or dry to use in projects such as scrap booking or any bookmark craft. Collect sand at the beach to be used for sand art.
Collect leaves in autumn to make crafts and learn about crispy and crunchy textures. Leaves are quite adaptable and can be used in many different ways.
3. Play Adapted Sport
Being disabled does not mean a child is not interested in sport or games. If the day is nice outside, you could play an active game. Think of how you could adapt it for your disabled child.
You could round up a group of parents together with their children and play an accessible game of rounders.
Your child in the wheelchair could probably bat the ball and another child could run around the posts on their behalf.
If they are good at throwing or catching, then maybe they can bowl the ball or be stationed at a post ready to catch a batter.
4. Make an Outside Fort
Children are fond things such as secret hideouts or paths. Find a place in your yard or a park nearby that is accessible and provide the necessary material for them to construct a play area.
Bring along cardboard, chairs, branches and blankets. If it is winter time then dig out a secret path to a wall of snow.
Depending on how mobile your child is, you could help them set up a fort and allow them to play inside.