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Sensory Bags

Practice a variety of fine-motor skills while enjoying the sensory experience of play with a variety of materials.
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Children use all of their five senses to learn about the world around them. In this fun and hands-on activity, your child will practice using the sense of touch to gather information about the world. We’ll explore how a variety of materials feel while using sensory bags. We can push, pull, squish, and write; the sky’s the limit!

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Materials

-several large Ziploc bags
-variety of sensory materials such as: shaving cream, water, hair gel, lotion, pudding

Disclaimer

As parents, it's important to make sure that activities are age appropriate and that allergies or medical conditions are communicated as you see fit.

Sometimes, a materials or other additional fee is charged. We do this to bring you the best possible activities. It's the Kid Expert's job to confirm any such fee in advance.

Sample Activities and Instructions

Show the child each type of sensory material.
Help the child put the materials into bags (separate bags for each type of material).
The bags should be filled halfway. All air should be squeezed out of the bags and they should be completely zipped.
Place one bag flat on the table in front of the child.
Allow the child to manipulate the sensory material in the bag by poking, pushing, and sliding his/her fingers around on the surface of the bag.
Repeat with the other bags.
Discuss how each material feels. Discuss the similarities and differences between the different types of materials.