Practice important sensory skills with this fun sensory box guessing game activity from Francis!
We’re a fan of sensory activities in this house. My the kids especially love messy sensory activities!
But sensory doesn’t always mean messy and this activity is a great non-messy one. The sensory box guessing game is good to practice tactile memory and a lot of fun too!
Super Simple DIY Sensory Box Guessing Game for Kids
My kids think everything to do with cardboard boxes is super exciting.
For our sensory box guessing game, we used:
- Cardboard box (medium size)
- Craft knife
- Tissue paper
- Sticky tape
Make sure the box flaps on are open or cut away. This will leave one side of the box as the opening.
On a closed side of the cardboard box, Nathan helped me draw 2 circles. They needed to be large enough to fit his hands through.
Try these cardboard boxes activities to encourage your kid’s creativity!
This part was a bit tricky for him, but he did a good job.
I then used the craft knife to cut them out. This is where he’ll poke his arms through later.
You might want to test them out, just in case. You can always cut them a smidge bigger if needed.
Next, he cut strips of colored tissue paper so we could decorate the opening of the box.
Nathan loves anything that involves using the scissors! I love the extra practice with scissor skills!
The tissue paper is totally optional but we loved the effect it gave our box.
Nathan was intrigued, trying to imagine what he would have to guess in the game.
We stuck the strips to the opening of the box using the sticky tape. Now he was really getting excited!
Use your DIY Sensory Box Guessing Game
Before we made the box, I chose some objects without him seeing. I tried choosing different sized objects and with different textures too.
I hid them behind my back and asked him to kneel behind the box. Then, I sat in front of the open side with the tissue paper streamers.
Next, I asked him to close his eyes. Then, I placed one of the objects inside the box.
He put his hands through the holes on top and picked the object up. All without opening his eyes.
He had to guess what it was just by feeling it.
With the tricky ones, I would ask him a couple of questions to guide him: Was it heavy or light? Did it make any noise? Was it smooth or rough?
He loved guessing them right. Especially when he guessed his favorite fruit: a banana!
This game was a success with his big sister, too. In fact, our whole family played together many times!
I love when an activity gets the family together to play and have fun.