It's been a while since I did a sensory box for The Boy (our Autumn one went mouldy when Nana put the lid on the wet conkers) so I decided to create an exploratory festive box for him.
- white rice coloured with red food colouring and baked in the oven for 90 minutes on 90°C
- cinnamon sticks
- pine cones
- red and gold glitter
- red sand
- orange slices painted gold
- gold sequins and jewels
- a variety of shiny gold and red items; straw circles, jingle bells, chocolate coin covers
- ground ginger sprinkled all over.
The best bit of this is giving The Boy a magnifying glass and encouraging him to explore the 'buried treasure'. Sensory boxes are great for fine motor skills development and encourage exploration and communication. The Imagination Tree is the grand master of sensory trays and exploratory boxes.