Saturday, 6 October 2012

Our first try at a Sensory Box



I have seen all over blog land these sensory boxes.
Different sizes ,different themes and made to suit each age group.
I have been a little scared to give them a go...thinking about the mess ,Hannah eating the beans in it.All of that made me postpone it...until I found this blog.
I so admire these ladies,they inspire me so much that I decided to make the girls their first sensory box and not think about the mess.
 
 
 
So I just gathered things I had around the house,I did not went shopping for this.I used two small storage/lunch boxes I had from Ikea,one box for each girl.I filled them with tinny flower shape pasta and plastic animals.I didn't go for a specific theme with this one.I gave them  a spoon,plastic cups,ice tray,bolls and so on.I put a sheet over the carped ....just to make the cleaning part a bit easier.
The end result,they played with their sensory box for more then an hour.
They loved it,they kept saying :I like it mommy!
They make my hart melt.
Hannah did try some pasta...she stopped after the second spoon .
Hey ,it's just dry pasta!Right?
 
:)
They played nicely and didn't make that big of a mess,they were so concentrated and had so much fun that we made one today too,I just added bigger pasta shapes and some new cups.
I went on line to find some more Sensory Box ideas and I found this article on Pinterest :
It's pretty much every thing you need to know about a Sensory Box.
 
If you have not tryed it yet,go one and do,it's fun and they learn throug play.I have read about it on line and I have learned that sensorry play
 helps them differentiate between diffrent textures.
It helps in their motor skills.
with hand–eye coordination.
It helps them develop vocabulary (when learning to describe the  sights around them)
It helps them to concentrate .
 
All of that just made me forget about the mess,I don't mind cleaning the living room 5 times a day(they help clean up too),as long as my kids are happy and they learn and grow .

14 comments:

  1. Awesome! I love Play At Home Moms too!

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    1. Great!Thank you for stopping by Rue!

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  2. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to check out your link as well.

    Tina - mom of 4
    http://abooksandmore.blogspot.com

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  3. This is awesome! I think I'll make one for my boys! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Great info. Lucky me I discovered your website by accident (stumbleupon).
    I've book marked it for later!
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  5. Dear Erika,
    I am a new follower from Thursday's link and mingle. I interested in what you have to post for the future. I will need to tell my sister about the sensory boxes. She has a 4 year old and maybe Rylee would have fun with it. If you like photography you should check my blog out. Esther Norine Designs

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    1. Thank you so much for following Esther!Happy to follow back!Have a great rest of the week!

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  6. thanks so much for linking up with activity corner with raising bean and me! this is a great post, and your kiddos are so cute :)

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    1. Thank you for hosting it!:)Thank you!

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  7. HI! I'm following you from the CHQ blog hop. I think you are amazing for writing in English when it isn't your first language! I wish I could speak another language. For some reason, the schools here in America don't really offer other languages. :( I'd love for you to stop on by and follow along http://www.sewingourlifetogether.blogspot.com

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  8. Great idea for a sensory box. I've done different kinds as well. It definitely aids in learning textures, colors, etc., for the kids.

    Found you from the blog hop. Newest follower!

    Swing by if you can.

    xo
    SEL
    growinglaughingandlovinginlife.blogspot.com

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  9. Great idea for a sensory box! Looks like they had a blast exploring them :o)

    Thanks for linking up at the CHQ Blog Hop! Hope you made lots of new bloggy friends!! xo, Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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    1. thank you.I'm following your lovely blog!:)

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  10. Following/commeting from the blog hop! I hope you'll come and do the same :)
    http://fluffimama.blogspot.com/

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