For my youngest charge’s rest time I normally put out a selection of toys for her to play with, this gives me a chance to rotate some of her toys that haven’t been played with in a while for ones that have.  Today I decided to put a Valentines sensory box in her room, as we haven’t had one out since the light box before Christmas.

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You will need:

  • Container
  • Rose petals
  • pom poms
  • Paper hearts

For this sensory box I filled it with heart cut outs, rose petals, a rose bud, red and pink pompoms and a mini heart shaped cake mould.  I arranged it on the floor of her room with some other toys (a colouring book and magnetic building shapes) in an invitation to play.

Valentines Sensory Box

When we went up to her room after lunch, the first thing she went for was the sensory box, I managed to snap a picture and then left her too it.  I am not sure how much she played with it, but when I came back into the room she had de-petaled the rose bud and the cake mould was now full of pompoms and serving as a birthday cake for Eeyore. She asked to play with it again after swimming, so I am guessing she enjoyed playing with it.

Pin for later:

Valentines sensory box for preschoolers.

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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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