Squishy Sensory bags are my kids jam!
There is something about squishing a bag filled with paint that is so satisfying and fun for kids.
This particular sensory bag is themed for this time of year – October!
This simple DIY pumpkin sensory bag is also fun and incorporates a simple craft for kids all while bringing forth the benefits of sensory play!
Related: Want to know more about the benefits of sensory play? Check it out here along with over 100 sensory play ideas for kids!
Let’s get into this really simple and easy sensory bag below!
I’ll be sharing how easy this kids activity is to set up and how this sensory play bag can work for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and for kids!
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That is it!
That’s all you will need. 🙂
Don’t you just love simple and easy activities for kids!
How to make a simple DIY Pumpkin Sensory Bag for Kids
Not only did we make a pumpkin sensory bag for kids, I also went about adding other not so spooky items to our sensory bag:
Witches cat Sensory Bag
Frankenstein Sensory Bag
Pumpkin Sensory Bag
But, you can most definitely go about adding any other fun not so spooky items to your sensory bag. 🙂
Here are the steps I took to put this simple set of Halloween Sensory Play ideas together:
Draw out Not so Spooky items on sheets of cardstock paper.
Tip: Be sure to cut the cardstock paper so that it fits in your ziplock bag.
Then, insert your sheets of cardstock paper individually.
Add a little bit of paint into each.
Tip: For our Frankenstein sensory bag I added green paint; For our Pumpkin Sensory Bag I added in orange and green..
Close and Zip your sensory bags up.
You are good to go!
Set those Halloween Sensory bags on the table and have a go at pushing down on them so that the paint covers each of the spooky items.
This activity is wonderful for babies and toddlers.
Because it involved a bit of mess free, no mess art and craft for babies and for toddlers.
Your LO not only will be painting in a mess free way, they’ll be creating art all while receiving the benefits of sensory play!
Don’t you just love multi-purpose activities that work for a differentiated set of ages and incorporate benefits and different themes?
I just love them!
My oldest and even I enjoyed pushing down on the sensory bags.
It was a fun and therapeutic squishy sensory bag that was perfect for this time of year!
Do you have a center or are in a school setting?
This activity is also great for many kids and not just one. This craft for kids will work whether you are at home, in a school setting or homeschooling at home!
Easy and fun!
I hope you try it out and if you do please let me know how it went. 🙂
Related: Looking for another fun sensory bag we tried out? Check out this sensory bag here!