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Infant Sensory Blocks

Infant Sensory Blocks

I don’t know about you, but I feel like I see the word “sensory” a lot these days when it comes to young children. Basically, it just means anything at all that engages any of the five senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch).

A “sensory block” is just a block that you can make that engages your infant by making a fun sound and/or looking at something fun. What I love about them is that you can make them from things you probably have lying around right now, and that they are a safe way to let your infant explore things that would otherwise be choking hazards.

Use any small clear plastic containers you may have. These were baby food containers.

Make sure that you seal the lid so that your child cannot open it up. I recommend using either a hot glue gun or super glue for this. The blocks in the picture are just sealed with clear packaging tape.

Then, fill the block about halfway with anything that is either colorful or will make a fun noise.

Here are some of my suggestions: dry corn, dried rice or barley, dry pasta, colorful paperclips, cut up pipe cleaners, buttons, and colorful pom poms.




I am a middle school teacher and a mother of two. I have always had a passion for education. As an educator, I know that the children who are the most successful students are those who have families who support their education at home.

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