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Old 09-18-2012, 12:18 PM   #1
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What are some good active indoor sensory toys

I want to make my kids a sensory room so they can get their energy out when we can't get outside as much in the winter. Bonus points if you can get something to go in it on amazon for around $25.

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Old 09-18-2012, 12:26 PM   #2
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More expensive than you are looking for, but my kids love this thing. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/re.../dp/B000BPN3J4
They all use it often and expend a lot of energy on it. My kids are 5, 4, and almost 2.
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Mini trampoline
Tunnels
A swing (we hung a woven baby wrap from a beam in our sunroom and my DD lives on that thing, especially in the winter)
A water table that you can make into a sensory table
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Re: What are some good active indoor sensory toys

oh DD loves the rody horse.. we don't have one, but the playplace does and I'm so tempted to get her one.

sensory things can be easy bins. I took DD's old baby tub and filled it with different sized and colored dried beans. Colored corn or rice is good too. Now the new baby will need the tub, so I'll need to move the beans, but even a rubbermaid tub is cheap.

She had sensory cloth blocks as a baby. We have a zillion touch and feel books.

She mostly like the sensory of playing with household object though

and her mini trampoline
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Re: What are some good active indoor sensory toys

Check out this site
http://playathomemom3.blogspot.ca/
Tons of great sensory activities!
You can make a light table out of a plastic container and some christmas lights (I"m in the process of making one out of an old end table, LED lights and plexi-glass). Sensory bins are great too. Coloured rice is easy to make. You can make cloud dough, slime, flubber.
Glow in the dark activities are a big hit.
And the huge plastic bubble you can go inside of. My kindergarten teacher did that and I remember it to this day (she set it up like underwater in clear plastic bubble)
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Re: What are some good active indoor sensory toys

We have a mini trampoline like this one: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS.../chrisficti-20
Its expensive, but it was their Christmas present last year and they use it all the time. We also have a little tykes slide inside. I've seen people bring in the little tykes plastic climbers in the winter too. I've used Craigslist in the past to find things used so its much more cost effective.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:41 PM   #7
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Theres little gadgets here that I plan on buying.Lots of cool ideas and some you can DIY
http://www.nationalautismresources.com
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I have an indoor trampoline. They like it but they need more toys like that. I am trying to think of things my relatives can get them. I got dd a hopping ball for her birthday and I was wondering if it was similar enough to the rody. I thought of something to hold rice or beans but I worried they would make a mess of that. I guess I can put it in a small bin that I can put away when not in use.
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If you can get any of those plastic milk crates that I am pretty sure are illegal to own, the kids really love to play in, on, under etc. It's a very open ended toy that can be anything they want it to be.

If, say, you hypothetically had four or five of those illegal things, they could line them up and walk on them like a balance beam, or turn them over and make a train.

And, who knows.. maybe they aren't illegal, and maybe you can find them on craigslist... then it's not like you stole them from the back of a grocery store or anything.
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If you can get any of those plastic milk crates that I am pretty sure are illegal to own, the kids really love to play in, on, under etc. It's a very open ended toy that can be anything they want it to be.

If, say, you hypothetically had four or five of those illegal things, they could line them up and walk on them like a balance beam, or turn them over and make a train.

And, who knows.. maybe they aren't illegal, and maybe you can find them on craigslist... then it's not like you stole them from the back of a grocery store or anything.
Ha ha ha! I love this one.

How about rubbermaids of like those little pom-poms. Cheap, and easy to clean up. And it won't attract rodents or bugs. And of course there are sensory balls. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=ur2&camp=1789&tag=chrisficti-20&creative=9325&path=http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_12?url=search-alias%3Dtoys-and-games&field-keywords=sensory+balls&sprefix=sensory+ball%2Caps% 2C319[/url] I got the kids a huge one at toys r us for really cheap on sale with a coupon. Dress up clothes. Large foam blocks to build with and climb on.
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