Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Heavy Work Activities for Home {Free Printable}

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This free printable list of heavy work activities for home will make planning your child's sensory diet so easy! Who knew household chores could be so beneficial?

It's no secret that heavy work activities are beneficial for kids, especially those with sensory issues or autism. You certainly don't have to get creative when it comes to finding heavy work activities for kids because most household chores work perfectly. So if you are looking for some heavy work activities for kids to do at home, then look no further than this list of 30 simple ideas.

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Heavy Work Activities for Kids to Do at Home

Chores are good for kids, right? You bet! They are one of the easiest heavy work activities that you likely already incorporate into your day. But, in case you need a little more inspiration, here are 30 heavy work activities that kids can do right at home.

  1. Carry groceries into the house
  2. Carry a laundry basket full of clothes
  3. Build a fort
  4. Move garbage or recycling bins to the curb
  5. Make the bed
  6. Do outdoor chores: mow the grass, shovel snow, rake the leaves, etc.
  7. Do indoor chores: vacuum, sweep, mop, etc.
  8. Load or unload the dishwasher
  9. Push, move, or drag furniture
  10. Sort recycling
  11. Water plants with a watering can
  12. Stack chairs
  13. Wash the car
  14. Remove couch cushions and put them back
  15. Fill a pillowcase or bag with stuffed animals
  16. Make or build something using real tools like a hammer, sander, screwdriver, etc.
  17. Give the dog a bath
  18. Carry a small pet
  19. Drink thick liquids through a straw or try some fun twisty straws
  20. Clean windows
  21. Have a pillow fight
  22. Push chairs in at the table
  23. Push or pull boxes or laundry basket filled with toys, books, or small child
  24. Stuff pillows into pillowcases
  25. Stuff duvet into a duvet cover
  26. Empty the garbage
  27. Pull laundry out of the washer or dryer
  28. Climb a chair or couch
  29. Make an obstacle course
  30. Stack and unstack cans or boxes of food


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  1. Thanks for this, this is so helpful!!! I've been reading through all your posts on heavy work and activities for calming down and its really helping me. Thank you so much :)