Sensory Stories



Epic Adventure – Dragon’s Lair

  • Big Macs – we use a number of big mac switches to switch sounds, like the dragons roar.
  • Coloured sheets to use as capes
  • A darkened area in the classroom to use as the cave
  • A dragon
  • Shiny, tactile objects and hand held light sources for treasure
  • A drum for dragon’s foot steps
  • A cauldron
  • Herbs
  • Red and yellow cellophane to make sounds of the crackling fire
  • Bowls of water and straws to make the sound of the bubbling cauldron
  • A smell for the final potion
  • A box of pebbles for the cave collapsing.



  • Parachute – for crossing the sea
  • Head scarves
  • A toy parrot
  • Cannon Balls
  • Ocean drums


The Enchanted Forest

  • Violin
  • Branches and leaves
  • A drum for banging the approaching steps of the faeries.
  • Other Musical instruments to play along to the music


Out Fly the Bees

  • Kazoos
  • Fake flowers
  • Flower smells – eg. rose oil, lavender etc… 
  • A cow’s ‘Moo’ recoded on a big mac and curtain tassel for a tail.
  • Drums for the marching band
  • Bird song whistles or switch toy
  • Water to splash for the fish and toy fish
  • Light sources for glow worms
  • Toy train and whistle
  • Toy cat and meow recorded on big mac



Magic Carpet Ride to India

The beginning:

  • Parachute
  • Wheel-projector or other light sources.

The Maharaja

  • Gong

The Market:

  • Dried fruit – raisins, dates, apricots etc…
  • Silken sheets or saris
  • Herbs and spices – cumin, coriander, curry powder etc…

The Snake Charmer:

  • Snake charmer puppet
  • Rubber snakes
  • Tambourines and drums

The temple:

  • Joss sticks
  • Indian trinkets, bracelets and bells
  • Finger bells


Magic Carpet Ride to China

The begining

  • Parachute – for take-off and landing
  • Wheel-projector or other light sources – for the vortex
  • Gong - for the Emperor’s attack

The market

  • Chinese spices – for the market
  • Rice

The health store

  • Chinese fans -
  • Chinese Medicine Balls
  • Hand Cream

The parade

  • A large dragon toy
  • Lots of small dragon toys
  • Trinkets and jingles
  • Incense sticks


Magic Carpet Ride to Japan

  • Parachute - for take-off and landing
  • Wheel-projector or other light sources – for the vortex
  • Gong – for the evil Mikado

The Sushi Bar

  • Plastic sushi
  • Sushi rice
  • Green tea
  • Soy sauce
  • Chopsticks

The Taiko Drummers

  • Drums

The Temple

  • Japanese lanterns
  • Trinkets and jingles
  • Incense sticks
  • Japanese fan


Greenside School
Shephall Green
Stevenage SG2 9XS

Tel: 01438 315356
Fax: 01438 748034