Create a tree using different leaf cut outs! This project can be adapted for a wide range of ages and abilities including adults with physical, perceptual and cognitive challenges everyone can participate.
There is no pressure to “stay within the lines” as the leaves are cut-out and those who can use scissors can cut-out the leaves for those who are unable.
Idea: Adapt for Xmas: cut out solid green tree (zigzag) and stick on walll. Then let everyone colour in decorations to stick on it. Just like our wall tree below. Provide pre drawn decorations if needed.
Melted Crayon Artwork
This is a super cool idea and could involve going shopping to get the canvas and crayons beforehand, picking colours (rainbow, pastels, pinks, blues). It involves glueing crayons on a canvas and using a hairdryer to melt them.
You will need, crayons, a canvas, scissors, strong glue, a plastic cup and a hair dryer
Visit a playground. More and more councils are creating accessible playgrounds. Contact your local council to find out which playgrounds are accessible near you. There are also a number of articles written about where accessible playgrounds are located. E.g Best sensory playgrounds in Sydney
There are few who don't love bowling. Many bowling alleys have an accessible lane if you need wheelchair access. Give them a call to confirm.
A visit to the zoo is great value for money because there is so much to see and it provides a full day’s entertainment. In school holidays make sure you get to the zoo early if you need a disabled parking spot.
Tip: Check what shows are on beforehand so you know where you need to be at what time. Most zoos have accessible toilet facilities. All zoos accept Companion Cards.
Visit the Currumbin Wildlife Park
Located in the Gold Coast, this fabulous organisation caters for children and adults with special needs. They have a wide range of attractions from feeding animals, getting close and personal, sensory experiences and dining.
They offer discounts for a Disability Pension Care and accept Companion Cards.
Get the wind in your hair and take a ferry ride with a bite to eat, coffee or ice-cream at your destination.
Cook a Meal
Decide that it's time to make the family dinner. Maybe even include laying the table with a theme.
Buy prepared veges so that no cutting, chopping etc needed.
Baking is the easiest and safest so consider marinated chicken pieces, chicken skewers, meat loaf, roast chicken with roasted potatoes, butternut, potato bake etc. Use aluminium bake trays to avoid washing up.
Go Whale Watching (May to Nov)
The good thing about the humpback whale migration is that they like to pay a visit to the entire coastline.
If you can get on a boat that's awesome but there are many places to watch for whales along the shore. Have a walk, watch for whales and finish with a coffee.