So how to you create a sensory box? Here are some steps to help you out.
- Choose a Theme
Start with a theme. It can be a holiday such as Christmas or Valentine’s Day or seasonal themed such as summer. Or maybe ice cream party or ballet themed.
2. Choose a Box
3. Choose a Sensory Base
**If you are looking for a less toxic option to play dough, Eco-Dough is an alternate option. You can even make home made play dough (there are many recipes found on Pinterest).
4. Choose Your Play Pieces
This is where you will need to get creative. A great place to start is The Dollar Store or Target Dollar Spot. You may even be able to spot some good finds at Party City. Some ideas include: plastic cookie cutters, trinkets (rocks, gems, etc.), faux leaves, pom-poms, pipecleaners, and more. The possibilities of play piece combinations are endless.
5. Optional: Choose a Scooping Utensil
Once your child gets into this, I promise you that you will now have some quiet time.