Mardi Gras Sensory Box for Babies and Toddlers| Nanny Anita | My Baba

BB and I have been doing quite a few Sensory activities over the past few weeks. Most of them have been sensory bottles or my treasure basket. This weeks sensory activity is a Mardi Gras sensory box. I always have a lot of fun putting these together. This one was a little more challenging because everything in it had to be a green, purple, yellow, or black.

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You will need:

  • A low sided box or tray
  • Coloured rice*
  • Mardi Gras Necklaces
  • Coloured feathers
  • Cups

* I actually made our coloured rice a few years ago! It has been used quite a few times, but stored in an airtight container. I was actually shocked that it was still useable. See how to colour rice here.

I gathered all the objects together in a box and had it set up on the floor. The cups I added were metal measuring cups. That way BB could fill them up and pour the contents out, or smack them together to make some sounds.

Mardi Gras sensory box

The one thing that BB really didn’t like from the Mardi Gras sensory box were the beads! He immediately picked them up and flung them out. He was also unsure about the feathers.

Mardi Gras sensory box

However he did love the rice, most of which ended up on the floor. Where ever you decide to do this sensory activity I would do it were it is easy to clean up.

The good thing about doing this activity in a low sided plastic box is that you can pop the lid back on and store it easily for another day.

If you want some more Mardi Gras themed activities then be sure to check out my Mardi Gras masks.

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Mardi Gras sensory box for babies and toddlers

 

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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