Sensory-based Alerting Activity Cards


Let’s give the child the tools to regulate their own nervous system, with sensory-motor activities!

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This resource pack, has been created to give the facilitator activities to help the child’s nervous system regulate – through sensory-based movements.  They are ideal for those children that need regular movement breaks throughout the day, to prevent their nervous system becoming overwhelmed. The aim of the Sensory-based Alerting Activity Cards is to provide vestibular (balance) and proprioceptive (he body’s ability to sense movement within joints and joint position) stimulation within a controlled environment.

How to use the pack:

  • Brain-break

If a child is starting to feel overwhelmed and going up the activation scale, towards Freeze, these activities are a great way to help them get back into their body.  Or, to have as part of a mini-brain break, a preventative intervention.  Simply print them out and have these on a keyring for the child, so that they know the activities to do, without needing adult support.  They should always have 1 calming activity to end.

  • Sensory-based Intervention

Simply, print them off – laminate and use them with Velcro to form a lesson plan, or on a keyring for individual children.  You will also need access to the Organising and Calming Activity Cards.

The lesson structure:

  • Beginning:  2 x Alerting Activity Cards
  • Middle: 2 x Organising Activity Cards
  • End: 1 x Calming Activity Card


  • To regulate sensory overwhelm
  • To prevent sensory overwhelm
  • To help a child to regain focus

In the Pack:

  •  12 Sensory-based Alerting Activity Cards

Number of Pages: 3

Font:  Open Dyslexic

Format: High Quality PDF File



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