We did the easiest "activity" this weekend because the opportunity was there and Jay just loved it!
We were over at my sister's house when her Christmas train set was delivered. She pulled it out of the big box, and we took advantage!
Jay immediately started digging his hands in the box of packing peanuts. Then, he hopped right in! He spent a good 20 minutes just digging and playing and discovering this new texture. He also tried to eat them just ONCE- when he realized these were the kind that dissolved quickly and then stuck to you! After that personal discovery he didn't try again- which made it much easier than me correcting him and telling him not to do it for an hour!
Anyway, he loved the different texture on his hands and feet and body. At one point we actually had 4 cousins in the box playing together. Jay stayed in the WHOLE time, and others got in and out.
After about 20 minutes, I put a bunch of different animals and toys in the box with him. What a great sensory activity! He had to differentiate between textures, sizes, and other attributes to find objects. He got so excited every time he did!
This seriously kept him busy for almost an hour- which is totally unheard of with Jay!!! I took a clip of the end of his playing- he was over showing me what he found, but you get the picture. Also, listen to the chaos in the background! It was raining that day and we had all cousins and sisters/husbands at Jennifer's house. We were setting up trains, baking, watching football, and building a potato cannon. Phew! Through it all, Jay stayed busy and loved this EASY, spur of the moment activity!