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Explore the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures of Winter with this fully resourced, step by step multisensory story (includes Winter themed, sensory extension activities)

‘I woke up this morning and to my delight

A carpet of snow had fell in the night

I put on my gloves, scarf and a hat

And followed the tracks of a bird and a cat’

Table of Contents

Health & Safety

The Benefits of Multisensory Storytelling

How to tell a Multisensory Story

Story Props

Winter- Full Story

Winter- Fully Resourced, Step-by Step Story

Sensory Snow Recipes

Winter Themed Sensory Bin

Winter Clothes Exploration

Frozen Nature Blocks

Expanding Water Experiment

Feed the Birds

Let’s Explore…Robins

Winter Sensory Walk

Magic Marshmallows

Winter Food Tasting


Make a Snow Globe

Rainbow Ice Sculpture

Frozen Winter Flower Globe


Winter Sensory Ideas & Inspiration

A multisensory story is told using props to engage the senses and back up the spoken word.
The story props are low budget, everyday items found around the home, garden, outdoor areas and in the classroom.

This story is suitable for SEN students aged 3-19, EYFS, Mainstream Primary, Speech & Language and EAL students.

What are the Benefits of Multisensory Storytelling?

1. Storytelling creates a bond between the storyteller and the story explorer enhancing and enriching experiences.

2. Rhyming Multisensory Stories connect the individual to literature, culture and topic in a fun and engaging way.

3. The stories form a base on which to scaffold learning enabling the student to work on personal goals and individual targets.

4. The activities in the stories are designed to promote:

Promote Communication Skills: Eye contact, listening, shared attention and language development.

Self-confidence & Well-being: Trying out new ideas & skills, practicing self-care & independence and enjoying achievement.

Self-awareness: Asking for ‘help’, ‘again’ and ‘more’

Opportunities to explore cause & effect and build anticipation skills

Physical Development: Fine & gross motor skills.

Knowledge about the environment and the world around us.

Engagement in scientific experimentation and mathematical concepts.

Development of social & emotional skills: (turn-taking & sharing and teamwork).

5. The sensory stimuli (story props) are a tool for the story explorer to explore and express their likes, dislikes and sensory preferences and to have the opportunity to make choices.

This information can be used to identify motivators or items to calm and individual when anxious, tired or stressed, identify triggers, (some you may wish to avoid, others to work on building tolerance through desensitisation in a safe and therapeutic environment) and used in the writing of care plans to enhance areas daily life.

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

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Last Update: 29th October 2022
Released: 28th October 2021