DIY Sensory Play for Toddler Friday
Adding packaging items to sensory play is an easy way to stimulate your toddler, preschooler, or BOTH!
Sensory play helps children learn to react to what they experience through their senses. This toddler sensory activity specifically targets the sense of touch.
Right now, Hayes, my toddler, LOVES cars, trucks and just about anything with wheels. He is at the age (15 months) where he is beginning to follow two-step directions.
The Toddler Sensory Set Up
I began by setting up my toddler sensory activity outside.
I really like taking Hayes outdoors to play. Since he is my second child, he is usually going along with Grey's agenda and following him around. Here, Hayes has the outdoors all to himself for some one on one time with mom. He is also breathing in fresh air and stimulated with all of the natural elements of the outdoors. Remember, most indoor activities can be used outdoors. Obviously, right?
The green is Easter Basket shredded green paper.
The black box is a reused Melissa and Doug box. It was already black. I took some chalk and added the dividers. I have used Melissa and Doug boxes for SO many activities!
The cars are Melissa and Doug cars.
Toddler Sensory Play
This toddler activity has two parts. (Hence, follow two-step directions)
- Find the car within the shredded paper.
- Put the car in the parking space.
It is literally that simple, yet very stimulating for your toddler!
Comment below some other toddler sensory suggestions to use with this activity. Do you have a favorite item your toddler likes to bury?