This kid wants to be squeezed and pressed like an olive. He's wild but he wants to be contained. So when the need arises, he uses what we have to squeeze into or be caged by. He just does it. I never told him to or showed him how. When he was 10 months old he would sit calmly in a tiny basket. He used to do that about five times a day. Just sit there. In a tiny basket. Looking adorable. For about five minutes. At ten months old. We also fill rubbermaid tubs with blankets and pillows and he will climb in and chill. These are called squish boxes in the sensory world.
There are literally hundreds of things you can do for your sensory kid that do not require a fat wallet. Most of which are crazy messy (hello colored snow in a box!) And I want to hear about yours. What kind of sensory activities have you done with your kids that require little to no money? Talk to me. I need more ideas.