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This guide is designed to be used by teachers, librarians, and community leaders in a setting that allows for discussion. It offers three activities about sensory processing disorder and the needs of others. Please note:

  • All students must receive the Sensory Detective activity before experiencing Sensory Rules and Sensory is Real.
  • The supply list for the Sensory Detective activity provides a variety of sensory options, but not all are necessary.
  • Training is included and available by contacting


The three activities are:

Sensory Detective - increases basic knowledge about SPD

Sensory Rules - helps students understand why other classmates receive accommodations

Sensory is Real - brings home why it is o important to validate the experiences of others, and to believe friends when they tell us something is too bright, too tight, too loud, etc.

Sensory Processing Activities for 3rd-Grade and Up

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