Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Stackable Sensory Boxes

Devin has been busy lately; busy wiggling and rolling around, busy putting toys in his mouth, and busy eyeing things up he wishes he could put in his mouth.  At six months old he is able to explore a little bit more of his world now that he has wiggle room.  Sensory bottles are the perfect option for him at this stage, they allow him to explore objects that are too small for him, safely.  We don't have plastic bottles in the house often, but we do have a lot of plastic baby food containers, the perfect size for little hands to grab.

I simply washed out the containers, added some odds and ends from around the house, and sealed them shut.  Brightly colored items are eye catching, and items that make noise when shaken are even more irresistible to a baby seeking new discoveries.  I used a hot glue gun to seal the lid on, and then wrapped clear packing tape around the whole box for added security.

There is so much investigating to do with sensory boxes...


Looking, touching...

Knocking them down over and over...

And listening to the interesting sounds they make when shaken!

Did you know this investigating, this busy play, is really a simple experiment?  Sensory boxes, and other objects Devin comes in contact with are used over and over again to better understand his world. 

What is your baby's favorite thing to experiment with right now?

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  1. What a great idea...my two year olds would love these too although they may play in a slightly different way!I'm featuring this on my Kid's Co-Op post this week...thanks for sharing some inspiration!!

    1. Thanks Jode, it was a matter of what I had around the house.

    2. Thanks Katie, one of my "aha" moments!


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