Blog Category: Seasonal

Children dressed up for Independence Day sitting on lawn eating watermelon.

Create a Sensory-Friendly Independence Day Party

Getting ready for your July 4th party yet? Independence Day in the United States is associated with BBQs, parties, and fireworks. However, if you have a family member with sensory sensitivities, July 4th celebrations are likely stressful. However, there are simple ways you can adapt your celebrations! Create a sensory-friendly Independence Day celebration that makes

Woman holding Canada Day flag standing outside on street.

How to Have a Sensory-Friendly Canada Day Celebration

Are you planning a celebration for July 1st, Canada Day? Canada Day events typically involve friends and family celebrating together. There may be a BBQ, a pool party or a gathering in the garage. Furthermore, fireworks are often part of family, neighbourhood or community celebrations. However, if you have a child or family member with

Two parents and daughters lighting an oil lamp with Indian traditional outfits on at a sensory-friendly Diwali celebration.

Simple Strategies for a Sensory-Friendly Diwali Celebration

Diwali is commonly known as the festival of lights or celebration of lights. Diwali is seen as a victory of light over darkness. It is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. People celebrate Diwali by lighting number of clay lamps around their home. In addition, a Diwali celebration also consists of prayers, fireworks,

Two Hindu couples walking down the aisle with people surrounding them at a sensory-friendly Hindu wedding.

Create a Sensory-Friendly Hindu Wedding

Weddings are often both a merry and a stressful occasion. Hindu weddings are rich in traditions. Celebrations occur over a number of days, with beautiful and fun rituals. The rituals, traditions and customs also come with loud music, hundreds of guests, bright colours, and long days. Consider a sensory-friendly Hindu wedding to help guests who

Smiling group of people at a sensory-friendly temple visit

5 Ways to Make Your Temple Visits Sensory-Friendly

Visiting temples is important for Hindus. Temple is a sacred place where Hindus go to worship. Hindus typically visit the temple at least once a week. Furthermore, on Fridays, all Hindu temples hold a special prayer. Even though it is crucial for Hindus to visit the temple often, it can also be challenging because of

3 young children dressed up for Easter.

Why Choose Sensory-Friendly Easter Greetings?

Are you organizing a gathering of family and friend for Easter? Maybe your are planning an Easter egg hunt, a large family dinner, an Easter eggs decorating party or even visiting the Easter Bunny. However, if you have a child with sensory sensitivities, your family likely struggles to participate in all of these Easter celebrations.

An adult putting a traditional red powder on a child's forehead for Tamil New Year.

How to Make Tamil New Year Sensory-Friendly

Tamil New Year (also known as Puthandu) is celebrated on or about April 14th every year. Tamil New Year is the first day for a new beginning with the hope that the new year will bring them more opportunities for growth and happiness. Initially, Tamil New Year was celebrated by Hindus in Sri Lanka and

3 young Muslim adults seated around dinner table eating.

Host a Sensory-Friendly Eid Party

Twice a year, the Muslim community around the world celebrates Eid. Families and friends come together for feasts, give each other gifts, and pray together. Eid al-Fitr, the festival of the breaking of the fast, celebrates generosity and gratitude. Eid al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice, is about helping those in need. While Eid is a

Muslim women greeting each other for a sensory-friendly Eid

Five Steps to a Sensory-Friendly Eid

Eid is right around the corner and the Muslim community is preparing for this special celebration. Parties are being planned, homes are being decorated, and plans are being confirmed. Although this is a very joyous time of year, for many children and adults, it can contribute to sensory overload and stress. Furthermore, Eid can be

Young Muslim man, smiling, with his head turned to the side, outside in group prayer.

How to Offer a Sensory-Friendly Eid Prayer

Eid is an important celebration for Muslims around the world. One way Eid is celebrated is with morning Eid prayers. This is a special part of the day that families look forward to. On the other hand, while this is a beautiful opportunity for many, it may also contribute to sensory overload or be difficult

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