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7 Fun Activities for Children with Autism

Children with autism often have difficulty with communication and social interaction, which can make it challenging to find activities that are both fun and engaging. However, there are many activities that can be enjoyable, and which can also help them develop important skills. Here are some fun activities for children with autism:


Sensory Play

Sensory play can be an excellent way to engage children with autism. Sensory play involves using different textures, smells, and colors to stimulate the senses. Activities such as playing with sand, water, or slime can provide a calming effect for children with autism and help them develop their sensory processing skills. At Divine Academy, we have a sensory garden for our students, which can be seen in the video below.


Art Activities

Art activities such as drawing, painting, and sculpting can be a great way to promote creativity and self-expression in children with autism. These activities can also help improve fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.


Music Therapy

Music therapy can be a valuable tool for children with autism. Music has been shown to improve communication, social interaction, and behavior. Activities such as singing, playing musical instruments, and dancing can be fun and engaging for children with autism.


Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities such as going for a walk, playing in the park, or going on a nature scavenger hunt can be a great way to promote physical activity and social interaction. These activities can also provide opportunities for children with autism to learn about the world around them.


Board Games

Board games can be a fun way to promote social interaction and problem-solving skills in children with autism. Games such as chess, checkers, and Scrabble can also help improve cognitive skills and strategic thinking.

Middle school students playing games during a school social.
Playing Games During The Dr. Seuss Social 💙

Cooking and Baking

Cooking and baking can be a fun and engaging way to develop important life skills such as following instructions, measuring ingredients, and working together as a team. These activities can also help improve sensory processing and fine motor skills.

A teacher helping a student to make pumpkin cookies in class at Divine Academy Special Needs School.
Making Pumpkin Cookies 💙

Animal Therapy

Animal therapy can be a great way to promote social interaction and improve mood in children with autism. Activities such as petting or feeding animals can provide a calming effect and help children with autism develop empathy and compassion.


In conclusion, there are many fun activities that can be enjoyed by children with autism. By engaging in these activities, children with autism can develop important skills such as communication, social interaction, and problem-solving. These activities can also provide opportunities for children with autism to learn, grow, and have fun. To learn more about Divine Academy, call us at (954) 499-4638.

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