Sensory Bags for Kids

July 16, 2017
Sensory bags are easy to make and so fun!
 I myself have a hard time putting them down, you can put anything in them, and once you start making them you might find it quite hard to stop!  Here are a few of our favorite sensory bags that we have made as well as a bunch of amazing ideas from others!
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Sparkle Squish Bag
  • One large zip-seal bag
  • Body Wash
  • Confetti
  • Packaging tape
  • Optional- food coloring
Method
  • Empty the body wash into the bag.  Add the confetti and food coloring if extra color is desired. Seal the bag, getting as much of the air out of it as you can.  Secure the seal of the bag with packaging tape.  Then, it's time to play!
SENSORY BAGS GALORE!  The ultimate list!  Tons of great ideas here!!!

This sensory bag is so fun!  The more it is handled the more soapy bubbles that form, and the best part- they sparkle!
SENSORY BAGS GALORE!  The ultimate list!  Tons of great ideas here!!!

I-SPY Alphabet Squish Bag
Method
SENSORY BAGS GALORE!  The ultimate list!  Tons of great ideas here!!!

This sensory bag has been great for reviewing letters & their sounds.  Rosie loves being asked to find the letters.  She will squish the contents around until she is able to locate the letter asked, and then she will quickly ask for me to give her another to find

SENSORY BAGS GALORE!  The ultimate list!  Tons of great ideas here!!!

As she finds each letter we talk about it's phonetic sound.

Ocean Squish Bag
  • One bottle of clear hair gel
  • One large zip-seal bag
  • Blue food coloring
  • Sea creatures
Method
SENSORY BAGS GALORE!  The ultimate list!  Tons of great ideas here!!!

Rosie loves the feel of the hair gel in the bag.  She couldn't stop giggling, and her nose kept crinkling up in the most adorable way!

Beach in a Bag
  • One bottle of clear hair gel
  • Yellow food coloring
  • One large zip-seal bag
  • Sea shells
  • Optional: play sand
Method
  • Combine ingredients in a zip-seal bag, secure the bag, and then the kids can play!
SENSORY BAGS GALORE!  The ultimate list!  Tons of great ideas here!!!
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Crystal Underwood is the writer and creator of Growing A Jeweled Rose. She has worked extensively with children and strongly believes in the importance of play at the core of early learning. She is passionate about the early years and believes that childhood should be a truly magical time in life. For all the best kids activities connect with Growing a Jeweled Rose below!