K loves touching everything so I thought it would be fun to put together some Sensory Texture Boards for him. I bought wooden coasters from the craft store for a dollar a piece then collected items from the dollar store and around the house that I thought he would find interesting. Using my glue gun I attached the items to each board.
Our boards so far are covered in:
-pieces of felt
-the rubbery stuff you put on the bottom of your cupboards so your dishes don't slip (not sure the correct name)
-hot glue swirls
I originally wanted to make a matching game but the craft store ran out of wood coasters and haven't got any in yet. K loves feeling them and learning new vocabulary about how they look and feel. He's only two and at this point in time likes to put everything in his mouth so he cannot play with them unsupervised but I do think that they will last a long time and be put to good use. We can sort by texture and when willing he can be blindfolded and identify what each is.
In the future I'd like to add some buttons, coins, glitter, leather, silk, popcorn kernels, mesh, paper clips, craft foam, velvet, flannel, lace, pasta, screws or nails to our boards.
So what do you think? Do you have a suggestion for a material to add to our sensory boards or an activity that we can do with them? I'd love to hear your ideas!