I have to admit that I *may* have gone a bit overboard this year when it comes to creating nativity sensory activities after discovering the most adorable little buttons. And that is how the idea for this Nativity Sensory Bag came about.
Nativity Sensory Bag:
- medium sized resealable plastic bag
- liquid hand soap
- unicorn glitter
- mini nativity figure buttons
- mini Good Shepherd figure buttons
- optional: duct tape
- Squeeze hand soap into the resealable plastic bag to a little over half full.
- Add the glitter. We used two colours.
- Set the small nativity figure buttons on top.
- Seal the bag shut and squish to mix everything together.
- If you will be using this with younger children, you may want to fold duct tape over all sides of the bag to ensure that it can’t be opened. You can use holiday duct tape to make it look more appealing.
Remember that as with all sensory activities, adult supervision and common sense should be used.
Sensory and Learning Opportunities:
This activity engages the visual, tactile, and proprioceptive sensory systems. If your child is old enough to help with creating the sensory bag, squeezing the liquid soap into the bag provides additional proprioceptive feedback.
Your child can play with their Nativity Sensory Bag while listening to the Christmas story. This will improve their focus and retention. They can also additionally engage with the story by finding the people in the bag as they have come into the narration.
Create a nativity learning center in a classroom or playroom by setting out some of these things:
- children’s nativity set
- this sensory bag
- crayons and colouring sheets
- Nativity Slime
- supplies to make these Nativity Cards
- Christmas story
- material to create Nativity Chalk Silhouettes
- O Holy Night Sensory Bin
- Printable Nativity Scene
- Nativity Printable Preschool Pack
- Nativity Sensory Bottle
- costumes for acting out the Christmas story
If you’re looking for other holiday Sensory bags, check out: