Are you looking for some fun sensory-friendly activities for your child in the Treasure Valley? We have compiled a list of various activities. Check it out!
Let’s go to the Movies
Sensory Friendly Film Country Club Reel Theatre, 4550 Overland Rd, Boise, ID 83704 (Across from Hillcrest Golf Course)
We show a sensory-friendly film on the first Saturday of each month. Saturday morning’s movies will be announced earlier that week. Lights up! Volume down! Theater doors open! Doors open at 9:30am. Tickets $1.
Sensory Friendly Movies-Treasure Valley Facebook Page: This group was created to share information on sensory friendly movie opportunities in the Treasure Valley.
Pizza and Fun
Sensory Sensitive Sundays occur on the first Sunday of every month 2 hours before the restaurant opens to the general public. Along with less crowds and dimmed lighting, the music and animatronic show are turned off during this time with limited appearances by Chuck E. Please visit www.chuckecheese.com/sensory-sensitive-sundays for more information on Sensory Sensitive Sundays and to find all of the participating locations.
The Ada Community Library’s Victory Branch offers a Sensory-Enhanced Story Time on the second Saturday of each month. It’s the first library to offer that kind of program in the valley. They worked with us to design it.
“This inclusive program has been developed for children who are on the autism spectrum or have other developmental disabilities and is presented at a preschool level of development. Second Saturday of each month, 11:00am. Ages 3 – 12.
Some of the enhancements that this program provides include:
- Filtered light, using these fluorescent light covers
- A variety of comfortable seating options, including therapy balls
- A bin of fidget toys for those who need extra stimulation
- A pup tent in the corner for anyone who needs a break from the action
- Lavender scent from an oil diffuser
- A visual schedule of each activity, to provide predictability
- A selection of stories and songs that are calmer and gentler than in the average storytime
- Sensory playtime following the storytime (today we played with kinetic sand)”
Address is: 10664 W Victory Rd, Boise, ID 83709
Event Pages to Follow
These pages are constantly changing with new events and information around the area. They are great pages to check back with periodically.
Autism Society Event Page has Aquarium visits and more: https://www.asatvc.org/events/
Idaho Autism has a whole list of activities for your child with autism from adaptive swimming lessons at the YMCA to a therapeutic riding program. https://www.idahoautism.com/activities.html
Advocates for Inclusion Event Page: https://www.idahoafi.com/events/
City of Boise Parks and Recreation httpss://parks.cityofboise.org/activities,-classes-and-sports/adaptive-recreation/
Snake River CrossFit Special Edition: httpss://www.facebook.com/srcfspecialedition/
Courageous Kids Climbing: httpss://www.facebook.com/CourageousKidsClimbing/
Elevated Dance Project offers an Adults with Disabilities class. For more information, contact https://www.elevateddance.com/index.html or call 208.938.0789
Parents Night Out
We don’t want to forget the parents! The Autism Society of the Treasure Valley has a great program that comes with vouchers for dinner, a movie, and a babysitter. For more details: https://www.asatvc.org/take-a-break-on-astv/