Themed sensory play

Create a seasonal box or tray of interesting things to excite the senses.

You will need:

  • Tray or box 
  • Items, for example:
    • Fir cones of various sizes
    • Cinnamon sticks that the children can smell and feel
    • Satsumas to 'squish' and smell
    • Bubble wrap to feel and 'pop'
    • Small foam pieces or dry pasta to bury/hid the items!

More ideas to try:

Making a sensory box, tray or basket linked to a particular theme, for example a winter theme could include:

  • Toy polar bears in various sizes
  • Snowflakes
  • Small opaque stones
  • Pieces of foam cut to various sizes to represent icebergs.