Texture Box

What You Need

  • 1 Shoebox
  • 1 Cardboard box to cut up (you can also use 6 sheets of heavy card stock available at craft stores)
  • Safety scissors
  • Craft glue
  • 1 5×5-inch sheet of bubble wrap
  • 1 5×5-inch sheet of sandpaper
  • 1 5×5-inch sheet of felt
  • 1 5×5-inch piece of fuzzy fabric
  • 1 5×5-inch piece of aluminum foil
  • 1 5×5-inch piece of burlap

How To Make Ittexture_box

  • Cut out one 5×5-inch piece of cardboard for each texture square.
  • Cut 5×5-inch squares from each of the different textured materials you have chosen (bubble wrap, sandpaper, etc.)
  • Using white craft glue, apply each of the materials to the cardboard squares. Let dry completely.
  • To create the Texture Box, place all the finished texture squares into the shoebox.

How To Plat

  • Sit across from your toddler with the Texture Box between you.
  • Have your toddler choose one of the texture squares and show her how to run her hand over the surface of the square.
  • If it’s the sandpaper square, say “rough.” When she rubs her hand over the surface, ask her to say “rough.”
  • After she feels all of the squares and you both have named each one, you can go back and ask your child to express which one she likes the best.
  • The Texture Box is a great activity to take along and play with your toddler while you are waiting for an appointment or sitting together in the car waiting to pick up an older sibling.
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