How to make a sensory box?
Sensory boxes consist of four elements: tray, filler, toys and “tools.”
|Tray||wooden box; |
plastic container or bowl;
wide and shallow saucepan;
plastic or metal pelvis;
|Filler||beans, peas, lentils; |
cereals (semolina, oatmeal, millet, rice, buckwheat, wheat, couscous)
pasta (gossamer, shells, tubules, spirals, bows, stars);
flour, potato or corn starch;
coarse and fine salt;
cones, acorns, chestnuts;
earth, sand, kinetic sand;
hydrogel balls, or akvagrunt;
moss, leaves, grass, flowers, dried berries, straw;
snow (in winter), ice (at any time of the year from the freezer);
pieces of cut paper, paper napkins (whole, torn into pieces, crumpled up in the form of balls);
cotton wool, cotton pads, cotton balls;
sawdust, nuts shells;
cubes, balls, rings, rattles;
toy pieces of furniture;
dishes and household items;
|Tools||spatula, scoop, rake; |
pear for water;
spoons of different sizes and types (for ice cream, for salad), ladle, skimmer;
But do not hurry to leave the child alone with the box, even if it seems to you that you have already put a lot of effort into creating it.
Just show your kid what and how you can play, discuss different tactile sensations. You need to arouse the interest , to attract and show different ways to play.
And then make sure you gave him or her time for a free independent game.