Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sensory Boxes

One of the Mother's at my playgroup had a great idea to each create a sensory box which could rotate between all the kids once a fortnight.  She came up with a whole heap of ideas and we all picked one to make and share.  

We chose 'Space' and had fun putting togther some sensory activties themed (very loosely) 
 around space.

I made some space themed flash cards (from postcards picked up on our visit to NASA), a box of moon rocks (from Grandpa's garden), space textures (a slinky and pom poms from the $2 store), a box of star stickers, space stencils, and an anti-gravity game (moving cotton wool balls from one bowl to another with small tongs- this is based loosely on a Montesorri activity).

I was pretty proud with how it turned out, and all the other boxes were great too!  We have the beach themed box for the next fortnight and baby boy has already learn to say "coral" and loves sneaking the blue rice (food clouring dyed) into his mouth when I am not looking ;0) 


  1. Thanks for sharing your ideas. I have made the boys treasure boxes as they love to collect interesting things. I haven't used them in a while so thanks for reminding me, I'm going to pull them out now.

  2. What a great idea! Its good that you all made boxes and took turns. It must be a hit with the kids.

  3. That is a great idea! Looks like your little boy is having so much fun with it! I'm enjoying reading your blog, hope you don't mind my comments! :)Aliessa


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