Easter sensory bag

Easter sensory bag

This is an Easter sensory bag that I put together for F. I’ve seen a lot of sensory or discovery bags as suggested ideas for sensory play for babies.

Since F is still at the stage where everything goes in the mouth, these seem like the ideal way to play with inedible messy substances and small objects.

Easter sensory bag

For this Easter sensory bag, I simply added a tub of hair gel (I bought supermarket own basics brand for about 50p) into a zip lock freezer bag and added a small packet of bunny table confetti (pack of 4 from a £1 shop).

In order to ensure the bag did not leak (or Poppet didn’t figure out how the zip worked), I sealed the top with duct tape. As an extra safety measure (as F has 6 teeth so she could potentially burst the bag if she chewed on it) I taped the bag down to her high chair tray.

F prodded and poked the bag for a little bit and seemed to enjoy the activity. I think she is still a little young for this yet. It didn’t take long for her to start trying to bite the bag and peel it off the high chair. Even so, I have saved the bag and give it her to play with, supervised, for short periods every so often. I think this is a great activity for older babies.

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  1. April 16, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    Looks like a great idea and one I wouldn’t have thought of. So simple but you could adapt it to suit so many themes. Love the bunnies!

  2. April 17, 2014 / 7:35 am

    That’s a great idea! I never thought of a sensory bag for babies.
    Thanks for sharing with #LetKidsBeKids

    • April 22, 2014 / 11:46 am

      You’re welcome. I find so many ideas on pinterest that I would never have thought of.

    • Claire
      April 22, 2014 / 11:46 am

      Thanks. I do adore those pudgy fingers

  3. April 18, 2014 / 6:41 am

    What a fab activity! This is a great one for kids who aren’t keen on getting messy too
    x x x

    • Claire
      April 22, 2014 / 11:47 am

      Yes exactly. Also mums that aren’t keen on mess (not that that describes me in anyway).

  4. cassfrugalfamily
    April 19, 2014 / 3:54 pm

    Love this idea – Thanks for linking up with the Parenting Pin It Party x x

    • Claire
      April 22, 2014 / 11:48 am

      Thank you & your welcome

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