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 .