Thursday, January 19, 2012

sensory boxes.

i couldn't believe my eyes when stella sat and played for an extended time, with a sensory box set out at her little friends birthday party. you can bet that bright and early the next day i was headed out to make this magical toy ours.
supplies:
two bags of split peas
rubbermaid container (i choose a larger, well-latching one)
the cheapest pack of plastic creatures i could find

as long as stella doesn't have anything in the bin that resembles a shoveling tool, we are good to go and stay relatively mess free. this has kept both kids entertained in those moments of the day where i might pull my hair out if i can't reign them in unwind and regroup. i can't wait to pick up more supplies to switch out in our sensory box - noodles, oatmeal, and moon sand are on the agenda.

4 comments:

melissa rohr said...

I thought about making one of these, but honestly- Bennett would dump all of that right onto the floor. Ha ha

melissa rohr said...

what if you got a big deep bucket that he could just lean into but wouldn't be able to dump? you could also do something easier to pick up like big noodles?

melissa rohr said...

I did this, but with rice. BAD IDEA. Haha. I'm thinking BIG noodles, as you said below would be a good idea. 

melissa rohr said...

I need to make one of these. We don't have a lot of non-carpeted areas in our house so I am a little wary of sand and peas until summer-time when we can be outside...