Santa sensory bag is an adorable and fun mess free sensory activity toddlers and preschoolers. Feed Santa in this easy fine motor sensory Holiday activity.
Making sensory bag is one of my favouitite sensory activity (other than sensory bins of course). The reason why I love them so much is because they are mess free!! And when you have two toddlers that is definitely something I have to consider when doing a sensory activity. This adorable Christmas tree sensory bag was a favourite with my twins!
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Create a Santa Sensory Bag
Grab your large freezer bag or ziplock bag. Use an alcohol wipe to remove the label on the front. Use a black sharpie to draw the outline of a Santa with a hat and beard. Draw him with his mouth open.
TIP: if you make a mistake on your drawing using the black sharpie you can use your alcohol wipe to correct the mistake.
Use your paint sticks to colour in your Santa. Let the paint dry on the ziplock bag and then go over it again in order to make the colour more vibrant.
NOTE: as your child plays there may be some colour transfer (i.e the colour may come off) of the paint sticks so you may need to reapply the colour after they are complete for the next time.
Pour some clear hair gel or clear hand soap into the sensory bag. I don’t usually measure how much I use but a good rule of thumb is to pour enough that you can spread it all around. Add some gold glitter.
Remove all the air from the bag and seal it carefully. Ensure that it won’t open by sealing it with duct tape.
Turn a laundry basket upside down and they you can tape the sensory bag to the bottom of a laundry basket using duct tape for your toddler or preschooler.
How to use your Santa Sensory Bag
Invite your toddler or preschooler to use their fingers to move the pom poms into Santa’s mouth!
Questions to Ask
- Can you feed Santa all the red pom poms?
- Can you feed Santa 3 green pom poms?
- What colour do you want to feed Santa now?
- Can you feed Santa all the Pom Poms?
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- Large Ziplock Bag
- Alcohol Wipe
- Paint Sticks
- Black Sharpie
- Red, green and white pom poms
- Clear Hair Gel
- Gold Glitter
- Duct Tape