Sensory play is so much fun! Check out my DIY Easy Christmas Sensory Bag for sensory fun with a holiday theme!
We love sensory play. From easy sensory bins to sensory bags, it’s easy to make and fun for the kids.
Every sensory play idea we’ve done has occupied the kids for at least 30 minutes. And let’s be honest, 30 minutes is a LONG TIME in toddler world.
My son is 4 and loved this easy Christmas Sensory Bag!
What is a Sensory Bag?
Sensory bags or squish bags allow kids to explore, imagine, create, discover and learn while engaging their senses. A sensory bag is a great way to let children play but be mess free!
What Can I Use in a Sensory Bag?
I am serious when I say this – ANYTHING! Use a gallon Ziploc bag and start exploring! You can add squish, like dish soap or hair gel, or just find different items to put in the bag.
Here’s a more specific list of items you can put in a sensory bag:
- Water Beads
- Hair Gel
- Aloe Vera Gel
- Dish Soap
- Food Coloring for different colored bags
- Glitter or Confetti
- Any Beads or Marbles
- Googly Eyes
- Shaving Cream
- Yarn or Fabric
- Plastic Letters and Numbers
- Ripped or Shredded Paper
PRO-TIP: Tape the opening of the Ziploc bag to help prevent any opening! This is MESS FREE! Let’s keep it that way!
How to Create A Christmas Sensory Bag
This DIY Christmas Sensory Bag is so easy. If you’re a crafter like me, you probably have a lot of odds and ends around that you can put in a sensory bag.
Here’s what I used for my easy Christmas Sensory Bag:
- Seventh Generation Liquid Dish Soap – It’s clear! You can use any liquid dish soap, hair gel, aloe vera gel or shaving cream!
- Food Coloring in Red and Green
- Jingle Bells
- Various colors and sized stars
- Gallon Ziploc bag
- To dye the clear dish soap, I added 5 drops of food coloring into the dish soap still in the bottle. This made it easier for me before dumping it into the Ziploc.
- Gather your glitter, jingle bells, snowflakes and stars and put in the bag.
- Dump your colored dish soap into the Ziploc bag.
- Tape the bag shut!
- Let your kids mix it all together!
- You can let them play with the bag on the table or tape to a window to watch the sun through the bag!
That’s it! That’s how you make a super easy sensory bag with a Christmas twist!
What sensory bags have you come up with? Do you do holiday themed sensory fun?
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