Muddy Puddle Shape Sensory Bag

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Muddle Puddle Shape Sensory Bag is fun spring activity for toddlers and preschoolers. It’s easy create and a great activity to teach shapes to toddlers and preschoolers!

Not only is this activity an amazing way to teach toddlers and preschoolers their shapes, a key skill in early math, but it can easily be modified to meet any other learning goal you have for your toddler or preschooler. Such as letters, numbers, or colours.

For kindergartners, you can hide sight words or simple math problems and have them write the answer down on a separate piece of paper once uncovered.

How to Set up Muddy Puddle Shape Sensory Bag

Grab your ziploc bag and if it has a white label you can remove it using an alcohol wipe. Add enough brown paint to the bag to cover the entire bag. Seal the bag tightly removing all the air and secure it with duct tape. Tape the top and bottom of the bag to a surface using masking tape (not pictured) at the very edge of the bag leaving enough room for the white paper to slide underneath.

Take the white sheet of paper and draw small shapes all over the page in random spots. Slide the sheet of paper under the sensory bag.

How to Play

Invite your little one to use their fingers to search and find the shapes. When they find them identify the shape for them or have them identify the shape. For preschoolers, you can also ask them what object they know of that has the same shape.

For instance, if they find a square, ask them what else can they think of that is shaped like a square. Such as a window.


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  • Ziploc
  • Alcohol Wipe
  • Brown Paint
  • Duct tape
  • Masking tape
  • White Paper
  • Black Sharpie


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