Sensory Mystery Box!
Do you have an old box lying around? This is an easy DIY if you don’t already own a sensory box!
Just cut an armed sized hole from the side of a cardboard box and make a lid in the top to place larger items through! Easy. 👍
A sensory or mystery box is fabulous for developing sensory connections and language skills. Children simply reach into the open end and feel an object (I have a little curtain to prevent peeking) .... Then they begin to describe what they can feel without removing the object.
So many skills are tapped into as they describe and try to guess what the mystery object might be; touch, visualisation, memory, imagination, descriptive and expressive language, spatial awareness, shape knowledge, comparative terms.... and much more!
In today’s box we had play dough, a seed pod, a smooth pebble, a rough faux grass patch, wooden ball, some lace, a wooden ring, some soft and raised fabric, a shell and some foil!
You could also pop items in which make a noise when shaken or scrunched ( think small tubs/ bottles of rice, dried leaves, etc). There are literally hundreds of possibilities. Some other things we’ve used include...
Depending on your child, you might pop only one item in, or a few at a time.
So much fun!
Also, you should definitely look in here if your car keys go missing. Just saying..... 😉 .
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