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Sensory Cereal Box

Have you ever made a sensory box for your kids? They provide a fun sensory experience through texture, shape, weight and size. It helps with recognition and muscle memory, and is just plain fun. For older kids you can have them record their observations through touch. It is hard, soft, sticky, big, heavy etc.

Start with an empty cereal box and some construction paper cut into fall shapes for decoration.


Gather items for your sensory box. Some examples of things you might want to add are:

  • sticks
  • leaves (fresh and dried)
  • rocks
  • pine cones
  • mini pumpkins
  • nuts and seeds
  • beans
  • pasta
  • clay
  • any type of food
  • flour
  • cereal


Add an item (or more) to the box and allow your child to explore!


Allison Waken is a kids’ activity and craft guru always ready to try something new. See more on her blog, All for the Boys, where she features activities and crafts that inspire creativity, play and interaction.