I used some of the leftover materials from our Snowflake Sensory Bin to create this bag. It’s easy to create this simple snowflake sensory bag for kids to play with or as part of a winter theme in the classroom.
Snowflake Sensory Bag:
- resealable plastic bag
- light blue or light green glitter gravel*
- snowflake confetti
- plastic snowflakes
- silver fabric snowflakes
- blue gems
- optional: duct tape for sealing (blue or snowflake pattern)
*I always buy my glitter gravel at the Dollar Store. I like using it as a sensory play material. It provides a different texture and you can purchase it in a variety of colours. And it’s super inexpensive!
- Mix together all the supplies in a bowl. You can skip this step if an adult is making the bag themselves. If making it with kids, I like to mix things together in a bowl first because it allows the child more opportunity for sensory exploration as they mix with their hands or a spoon. Alternately, you can use the same items to first create a snowflake sensory bin and then transfer some of them into a bag or several bags to expand upon the play possibilities.
- Pour everything into the bag. Seal the bag.
- If there will be young children using the bag, you can fold duct tape over all the edges to seal more completely.
The snowflake sensory bag offers an opportunity for kids to engage their visual and tactile sensory systems. There are many different textures that can be felt through the bag because of the sharp, hard glitter gravel, the edges and shape of the plastic snowflakes, and the soft squish of the fabric snowflakes.
Please note: Even if you seal the bag with tape, there are sharp edges inside that can cause holes in the bag and for items to fall out. Since there are small parts, this could become a choking hazard so adult supervision is required during play.Are you looking for more easy sensory play ideas like this one? Join us for a five day email series on Sensory Activities and Solutions and get a free sample of our Sensory Play Recipes eBook.
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