Looking for a fun and easy sensory activity for summer? Try this do-it-yourself sensory sand box! You can use a small inflatable or plastic outdoor pool. If you’re looking to advance fine motor skills, fill the box with sand and a variety of uncooked beans. Hide small objects like toy trucks, lego pieces and marbles. Complete the search with a small bucket (for collecting treasures), and two “digging tools”. These tools should be a spoon (for exceptional fine motor tuning), and a can (for a medium to large grasp).
If you’re looking for a texture based sensory box, fill the pool with bubble water and shaving cream. You should add the same objects as the dry sensory sand box.