A is for Apple

9.26.2012

A few weeks ago I jumped on the sensory box bandwagon and made Emerson her very first sensory box. I decided to do it on the spur of the moment so I had to make it with materials I had on hand (plus a few items from the Japanese dollar store.) We don't have any kind of craft stores here so it can be hard to find cute little craft items when you need them!
I decided to go with a red/A/apple theme since I had several things that I could use. The box included: shredded tissue paper, red ribbon, the letter A in a few sizes, felt circles, pom poms of all sizes, felt apples, and red paper cutout shapes (hearts, squares, etc.)
I definitely don't think my box gets the award for prettiest or most creative but I will say that Emerson was a big fan and that was my goal. (I also hoped that she would focus on it for more than 3.2 seconds. Ha!)

Her absolute favorite item in the box was the red pom pom balls. She played with those more than anything else.


I found this cute little red tray at the dollar store and thought it would be perfect for sorting. She loved putting the balls and apples on it.

When it was all said and done, our sweet girl was ready for a snack! I guess sensory overload can make you pretty hungry. 
After seeing how much Emerson loved the box, I had grand plans to make another right away. But you know how grand plans go. We are currently still using the A is for Apple box and she seems to still be enjoying it. That being said, I'm compiling a supply list for some of the boxes I want to make in the future. There are so many cute ideas out there (thank you Pinterest!) so I'm determined to do at least one new box a month. Up next: Fall! I'm super excited about it (probably even more so than the little one it's intended for.)



Andrea @ Life in Dawleywood said...

how cute! I have been meaning to do this with GG with her colors because to her, every color is "geen" haha

Andrea @ Life in Dawleywood said...

P.S. you know how I love that her outfit matched the box =)

Natalie said...

I love your sensory box! I really need to do one for Nolan!

Emily Powell said...

I've loved the ones we've done so far. I need to post about them!

Erin said...

Love this! I've had grand plans of doing a box a weekend as well, you may have given me that least push needed to actually follow through :)

Erin
theviewfromfiveten.com

Lyndsey said...

Yay for sensory boxes! I still only have the one I've done too, but I'm determined to make more eventually!

I like the color theme - I will have to try that - or maybe do a rainbow of mini tubs for sorting all kinds of colors!

Michelle said...

I bought Ellie a bag of mini poms and it was the best investment E.V.E.R. She will sit and sort the colors for like 20 minutes!! Of course every color is "yellow" but that's besides the point!! Best $1 i ever spent!!

Rachel and John said...

Looks like fun! Henry loves cotton balls (and then he tries to eat them) so I bet he would love the pom poms!

Mom said...

She looks so cute playing with her box. I know she is enjoying it. Love you.

Mandy said...

E is such a lucky little girl to have such a wonderful mommy that does these great activities for her!! :) Love the sensory box and can't wait to see your fall one!!

Megan said...

Omg!! What a great/fun idea!!! Now I'm going to be pinning this all over pinterest!! Haha

luvbnmom said...

How fun.......everything looks great! How fun that she gets to do these fun things with you.

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