Guess What It Is? Sensory Box

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This simple project can provide hours of fun. it is inexpensive and easy to make. Children love using their senses and feeling objects and interesting textures to figure out what items are in the box. Shoe boxes are the perfect size for this project and easy to use due to a removable lid or lid that can be opened. Be sure let the kids take turns putting items in the box and letting you guess too.

You Will Need:

Paper to Decorate the Box
Piece of Scrap Fabric, Felt, or Tissue Paper
Glue, Duct Tape or Staples
Items to Put in the Box (Keys, Balls, Buttons, Hairbrush, Comb, Candies, Plastic Toys, Stuffed Animals, Velcro)

What to Do:

1. Cut out a rectangle from one end of the shoebox. Use a ruler and marker to mark the rectangle, then cut the shape out, leaving edges all around it still.

2. Cut a piece of fabric the same size as the end of the shoebox with the hole.

3. Using glue, duct tape, or staples to attach the rectangular piece of fabric, felt, or tissue paper to the top of the inside end of the box that has the rectangle hole.

4. Decorate the box.

5. Lift the top of shoe box to add items to the box.

6. Let kids stick their hands into the hole and try to figure out what is in the box just by touching it.

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