The children really “felt” what it was like to be a baby by examining items such as pacifiers, teething rings, sippy cups and bottles used by our littlest cuties on a daily basis.
The children reached inside the box with their eyes tightly closed and guessed what the baby item was by their sense of touch (science: identifying items through sense of touch) during morning circle.
Other subjects we explored included social studies: understanding items used in the daily lives of babies and language arts: identifying and recognizing baby objects by name.
Most of the items were purchased from The Dollar Tree, except for the piece of cardboard which was gotten from an old cardboard box.
- Plastic Bin Available from Dollar Tree
- Hole Punch
- Plastic zip ties or strong string to attach cardboard top
- Baby items such as socks, pacifiers, spoons, dishes etc.
- Scissors to cut a large enough hole in cardboard for children to reach in box.
- Clear shipping tape to make the box top sturdier.
How to Make
- Buy baby items and place within the plastic bin.
- Cut a box top from a cardboard box to fit your bin.
- Cut a hole large enough for children’s hands to reach into with fingers.
- Use a hole punch to punch holes in side of plastic bin and cardboard lid. Make sure that they line up properly.
- Attach zip ties or sting to hold top of box onto feely box bin.
- Use clear shipping tape to stabilize and strengthen feely box top.
See Below for the finished project!