Autism Awareness Month [VIDEO]
[Bethany] So, April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism affects many families. In fact, one in fifty-nine children are diagnosed autistic every year. How can we create a door that shows our support and raises awareness?
[Erin] Well, the National Autism Society Ribbon uses bright primary colors and puzzle pieces. We should use the three primary colors, red, yellow and blue for our door.
[Alexis] And, definitely some puzzle pieces.
[Bethany] And I have a little something special plan for this door. But, I’m keeping it a secret for now. Let’s decorate!
Puzzle Piece DIY:
Step #1: Trace the shape on cardboard
Step #2: Cut out shape
Step #3: Apply white layer of paint
Step #4: Apply colored layer of paint
Step #5: Apply final touches
[Bethany] Now for the surprise. For this front door, I thought it would be appropriate to create a sensory station. I used materials such as sand, water beads, Play-doh, and bubbles.
Sensory stations teach children the differences between objects using the five senses. They are beneficial for all children,
including those with autism.
CALL TO ACTION:
That’s it for this week’s Front Door Friday. I encourage you to step out and try some front door decorating this weekend.
To learn more, check out the Country Door Blog. And we’ll see you next Friday. Happy decorating and enjoy!