Sensory Skills

Fine Motor Tactile Box

Ideal for Infant , Toddler

Two young children cutting string with safety scissors.

Materials Needed:

  • Cardboard box
  • String, yarn, ribbon of different textures and widths, tulle, etc.
  • Scissors


  1. Use scissors to poke holes in the box on all sides (adult).
  2. Tie a knot on one end of the string, ribbon, yarn, etc. Thread the unknotted end through the hole.
  3. Once the material is threaded through the box, tie a knot on the other end of the material so it doesn’t pull completely out.
  4. Continue with a variety of materials.

Optional: Have your child decorate the box before poking the holes.

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