Christmas Sensory Box

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Up until about two months ago I never heard of a sensory box. I started seeing them popping up all over Pinterest. I remember thinking, “I don’t see how this would interest my daughter” , but still I was intrigued by the idea. It turns out I could not have been more wrong. It makes me a little angry that I didn’t know about these earlier, because they truly are a mommy sanity saver.

Since it tis the season & all, I thought a Christmas sensory box would be just the thing to get our daughter excited for the holidays.

The last box we made was filled with multi-colored rice, scoops & tiny little animals & creepy crawly critters.  https://thepinterestedparent.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/treasure-hunt-bottles/ Mai loved it! It would keep her occupied for hours on end, but I was picking rice out of the strangest places weeks later.

I wanted one a little less messy this time around. The idea I had involved using  cotton blankets of snow & mixing assorted Christmas themed items inside the folds of cotton.

I love the Dollar Store. The dollar store is perfect for finding affordable fillers for sensory play. Lucky for me, I work right next door to one & can shop on my lunch breaks for wonderful treasures. Here are a few of the items that I was lucky enough to find.

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I had my ingredients, lets construct our box.

I use a Rubber Maid storage bin for ours. I pulled and stretched at the blankets of snow to make it loose & fluffy & placed it in the bin. I cut the garland into several pieces & lined the outside. I had hundreds of plastic mini ornaments. I placed them evenly throughout the snow, hiding them with the folds. I did the same with the pine cones, rubber leaves & berries. The cloth presents were just laid across the top.

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Mai was so excited as mommy was putting this together. She kept yelling “box, box!”

“Ok, baby girl.” It is ready. Dig in!

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The verdict: The Christmas sensory box was a hit. She played with it so quietly for about an hour before bed. Awwww.. Life is good.

Up next: Holiday Traditions

Related topics:

http://artsycraftymom.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/sensory-box/

http://lilfootprints.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/creepy-crawly-slimey-worms-and-flies/

http://binyaminamontessori.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/color-week-curiosity-box/

https://thepinterestedparent.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/treasure-hunt-bottles/

 

 

About The Pinterested Parent

I am loving wife to my best friend & mommy to our smarty pants little girl, who loves to learn, craft & play. I am an artist, a crafter & I am Pinterest addict. When I first started my blog it was meant to be an outlet for my Pinterest addiction. I was looking to inspire & be inspired. What it became was a wonderful journey for me & my daughter in which we chronicle our activities, crafts, lessons & a hefty slice of our life. Please join us as we navigate through this wonderful thing called motherhood.
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9 Responses to Christmas Sensory Box

  1. Awesome! Love love love this idea.

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  3. gemmafoy1 says:

    Love this! Will be making one myself this weekend 🙂

  4. Jessica says:

    i love this idea, totally going to try it!

  5. mommy342012 says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea always trying new sensory ideas with my daughter love how this one goes along with the holidays.

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