“Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer..
Had a very Shiny Nose..”
Who else is singing that this holiday season?
With this song in mind, I put together this simple reindeer gel sensory bag!
Sensory bags are so much fun to make because you can theme them for any season, use any fun bases you feel comfortable with and add a special early learning educational twist to them if you’d like!
How neat is that?
These feely bag ideas are just so much fun whenever we make them.
How to make sensory bags for toddlers and for kids, you ask?
I’ll be sharing below all I used to put together this simple reindeer sensory bag and how you can go about trying it out too!
Related: Looking for even more even more Reindeer Crafts and Activities you can try with your littles? Here are over 60 Reindeer Crafts and Ideas for Kids!
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Manipulative’s such as pom poms or FAUX Christmas lights crafts like we used.
This is basically all you will need to make this simple sensory bag for kids.
You can of course change up a couple of things if needed.
Instead of hair gel, you can try an oil water sensory bag!
What liquid do you put in sensory bags?
Some other ideas of bases you can try within a sensory bag are:
Oil and water
What other fun bases can you think of using within a sensory bag?
Related: Here are some fun ideas on Christmas tree activities for toddlers!
What are some sensory activities?
If you are looking for sensory activities and crafts, here are some options:
These are just some of the fun and easy sensory play ideas we have tried in the past that were really neat and fun!
Related: Looking for even more sensory activities for kids? Check out our homepage and in the search bar, type in “sensory” to find all of the fun sensory ideas we have tried in the past!
How to make sensory bags
Here are the steps I took to put together this simple Reindeer Sensory bags for babies, toddlers and for kids:
Draw a Reindeer on your ziplock bag.
Note: To remove the white logo, use a bit of rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover.
Open a ziplock bag.
Insert around 1 cup hair gel into the ziplock bag.
Then, insert a fun manipulative such as pom poms or faux lights like we used.
Then, shut it tight leaving any remaining air out of the bag.
Use duct tape to extra secure the opening of the bag and to also tape it down to the floor or table.
Then, move around the pom poms to the reindeers nose.
We played a fun game of, “Is Rudolphs nose green?” I would move the green light to the nose and my LO would say, “NO, it’s Red!
So, then she would move the red light to the nose.
This is a wonderful way to learn about colors while having fun!
How do you make a googly eye sensory bag?
If you’d like to make a googly eye sensory bag, just add in googly eyes!
Instead of using lights for the nose, you can move the googly eyes to Rudolphs eyes on the sensory bag!
I hope that you enjoyed these sensory Christmas activities!
Happy learning and Happy holidays!