I am always looking for new and interesting activities for my toddler. Sensory play is an important developmental activity that we do very often. If we are working on the touch I will try to use natural materials as much as possible and tone down on the visual stimulation.
Things you’ll need:
- A container of some sorts, nothing fancy. It can be a bowl, a cardboard shoe box, etc.
- Sensory medium. I mixed brown and white rice and added some flower shaped pasta. You can also use oatmeal, different shapes and sizes of pasta, dried beans or seeds, etc. I avoid sand or flour indoors just to facilitate clean-up.
- Little treasures for your little one to find. I used different little wood objects, but you can use small toys, lego blocks, little cars, whatever you think will spark interest in your kid.
- Tools for “digging” like spoons, spatulas, sand play shovels and rakes, sticks, etc.
- Optional. I drew contours on paper to do a little matching game with all the things Nathan was digging out.
Even tough I expected to do most of the matching with the contours, I was pleasantly surprised to see Nathan also do it a couple of times with the tiny cubes.
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