Corn Counting Sensory Bag

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INSIDE: Corn Counting Sensory Bag preschool activity is a fun and easy fine motor counting activity for toddlers and preschoolers for Fall. Use kernels of corn to practice counting!

Hands-On Learning

Talk about hands-on, sensory bags are great way to foster learning. They are easy to create and focus on multiple skills. This corn counting sensory bag is perfect for any fall themed preschooler or toddler unit. You can also do this activity with a kindergartner by doing simple addition or subtraction problems inside the corn instead of numbers.

Corn Counting Sensory Bag

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Corn Counting Sensory Bag

How to Set Up Corn Counting Sensory Bag

Grab your gallon sized ziplock bag. You can remove the label using an alcohol wipe. Draw 4-6 cobs of corn on the front of the bag using black and green sharpies. Write the numbers you want your little one count to inside the cobs of corn.

Corn Counting Sensory Bag

Next, a hair gel and a small amount of water into the bag. I usually add enough to ensure that all the kernels can be moved with ease. Test this out before sealing completely. Then seal and release all the air. Use packing tape to secure the top of the bag.

Corn Counting Sensory Bag

Tape the sensory bag to a table using painter’s tape so that it is easier for your preschooler to complete the task.

Corn Counting Sensory Bag

How to Play with Up Corn Counting Sensory Bag

First, I had my preschoolers identify the number on the corn and then count the number of kernels and move them into the corn.

Corn Counting Sensory Bag

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.


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  • large gallon sized ziplock bag
  • Kernels of corn
  • yellow and green and black sharpie
  • Hair gel
  • water
  • packing tape

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