The holidays are full of excitement. They also carry with them their fair share of stress, even for kids. It’s with that in mind that we created this On the Go Christmas Sensory Tub.
Sensory play can be very calming for kids. Being able to take something like this with them to events or in the vehicle can help your child better manage their emotions. It would also make a good addition to their Christmas Calm Down Kit. The items for this portable sensory activity were all purchased at the Dollar Store, so it is very inexpensive to create.
The red and white sand swirled together gives a bit of a candy cane look. The jingle bells add a sound element as well as giving a nice contrast of colour.
On the Go Christmas Sensory Tub:
- plastic container with lid
- white sand
- red sand
- white round beads
- clear gems
- green jingle bells
- scoop or spoon
- In a bowl, mix together the red and white sand.
- Toss in the other materials. Mix together.
- Transfer into portable containers with lids.
As with all sensory activities, adult supervision should be used at all times.
Helpful tip: If you’re wanting to use this in the vehicle and are worried about mess or spills, you can transfer the contents to a resealable bag and seal to create a Christmas Sensory Bag.
This on the go Christmas Sensory Tub engages the visual, tactile, and auditory (because of the jingle bells) sensory systems.
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