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Baby sensory cards are a great way to entertain your baby and help them learn about different textures and colours as well as helping their developing sight. So today we have made some and are sharing some ideas on what you can include.

Fun Baby Sensory Cards Activity

We have made one which shows the contrast of black and white. Black and white images are great for using on young babies as their eyesight is still developing so the contrast makes the image easier for them to focus on.

We also made one with a smiley face. Did you know that if shown two different images babies will prefer to look at the one with a happy face?

We have also made some with corrugated card, felt, fur and ribbon so your baby can touch and explore the different textures.

There are lots of opportunities in making these to be as creative as you like and use all different materials or whatever you happen to have in the house. This is how we made ours…

Materials:
– White card
– Scissors
– Glue
– Different coloured felt
– Corrugated card
– Piece of fur
– Different coloured paper
– Ribbon
– Black marker

Method:
1. Take your white card and cut each one in half. These are now the flash cards that you can decorate

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2. The first one we made was using different coloured felt. We cut the felt into circles and glued them on securely

step2
3. Next we made one using corrugated card. We cut the card into a zig zag shape and glued it on

step3
4. We then used a piece of fur and cut it into a square. Because the fur was white we cut some black card out as the background for the contrast

step4
5. The next flash card we made was a simple one with a happy face which we simply drew on, easy!

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6. Finally we made our last one using ribbon which we cut to size and glued it on the card to make stripes.

step6

Please ensure that you supervise your baby while they are using these just in case any pieces happen to come lose. We hope you enjoyed making these and that your baby has fun exploring them!

Baby sensory cards activity for kids

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parent blog! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 80%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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