Gather things that you think would be a nice addition to your box. We found some small wooden buckets at the craft store to use as apple picking baskets. You could use small baskets or tins or even empty apple sauce cups! We also added some cinnamon sticks for smell, a small rake made out of sticks glued together, and a craft foam tree. Small animals or dolls make a nice addition to sensory play as well.
There is no wrong or right way to play with a sensory box, let your child lead the activity. They will set up small scenes and play. When they are finished put the lid on the box and save it for another time.
You can make different boxes for other, themes, holidays or seasons by changing and storing the ingredients. Happy Sensory Play!