Six of the Best Sensory Boxes in Australia

  • Toddlers

Hands up who’s heard of a sensory box? For kids and families eager to explore stimulating hands-on play, sensory boxes can be an invaluable way to have maximum fun while also managing the stress of everyday activities.

With a sensory box, you have a toolbox of strategies to help your littlies navigate tension or anxiety, increase focus and concentration, help regulate emotions, and even calm and soothe, all located right at their fingertips in the comfort of home (or in a bag for on the go).

Everyone wins with these six best sensory boxes, accessible all over Australia.

Six of the Best Sensory Boxes in Australia

1. The Messy Caterpillar

Six of the Best Sensory Boxes in Australia including Messy Caterpillar Sensory Boxes
The Messy Caterpillar Savannah Sensory Kit.

For kiddos who love to explore sensory play, you can’t go past the genius of The Messy Caterpillar monthly subscription box. Each month a new box is revealed and the boxes will include a variety of sensory play bases, 1-2 books and a game or puzzle, always lovingly and thoroughly designed to provide your little one with over 7 sensory activities and bookish plays - including printables and book recommendations that can be used to extend the play.

Boxes may include small objects therefore strict supervision is highly recommended for kids under 3 years of age.

2. Sensory Street

Sensory Street Wooden Wonders Unicorn Gift Box
Sensory Street Wooden Wonders Unicorn Gift Box.

With a host of sensory boxes to choose from, Sensory Street was the brainchild of two sisters on a quest to bring calm and focus to kiddos needing it most. You can create your own box or choose from one of the 19 carefully already curated ready-made boxes like ‘Globber’s Top 10 Sensory and Fidget Box’ or ‘Silky’s Tiny Tots Dragon Themed box’.

Sensory Street provides a multi-sensory environment for families on the hunt for tangible coping mechanisms.

3. Busy Buddies

Busy Buddies Cupcake Time Play-Dough Box
Busy Buddies Cupcake Time Playdough Box.

Busy kid alert! These sensory activity boxes are perfect for those kiddos on the move. There are Busy Buddies 25 sensory boxes to choose from including ‘Busy Playdough Boxes’ providing opportunities for children to actively use their senses as they explore their world through sensory play.

All Busy Buddies boxes are all made to order (along with the homemade playdough) by a mum-in-the-know and are tried and tested to provide hours of entertainment for busy toddlers.

4. Little Olive Montessori Sensory Box

 Little Olive Montessori Sensory Box
Little Olive Montessori Sensory Box.

If you’re looking to add a little sensory magic to your kid's gift list, then look no further than the Little Olive Montessori Sensory Box. This box enables your curious kiddos to become Seekers, Adventurers and Explorers as they explore a nature box filled with everyday backyard essentials.

Each Little Olive Montessori Sensory Box contains wooden spoons, a metal pie tin, paper patty pans, tongs, pine cones, seedpods, gum nuts, lemon myrtle, and gum leaves to create the perfect opportunity for learning and creating.

5. My Sensory Space

My Sensory Space Boredom Buster Fidget Pack.

There’s something for everyone at My Sensory Space - pop it board games, fidget packs, sensory pods, chew necklaces, and 9 awesome Fidget boxes filled to the brim with all sorts of goodies guaranteed to give kiddos hours of sensory playtime. Make the most of the limited-time half-price pop sale and free shipping for orders over $120. Get those stocking fillers now!

6. Little Freddie

The Little Freddie Under The Sea Sensory Box
The Little Freddie Under The Sea Sensory Box.


This Little Freddie Under the Sea Sensory Box has recently undergone a facelift and now includes 10 assorted animals, dehydrated water beads and tonnes of other exciting resources to allow for endless amounts of sensory exploration. There’s no better way to implement wet textures into child's play. It's only $60 and ideally suited for kiddos aged between 2-6 years.

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