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Making smooth and squishy sensory bags!

Last week we had tons of fun exploring “Rough and Smooth”…painting on rough sandpaper and smooth shiny tinfoil, bumpy porridge paint, textured butterflies and creating our own squishy sensory bags!

The bags were a HUGE hits – lots of “Again again!”s echoing around the room.

We got large ziplock bags and had lots of fun squirting different coloured paints into them as well as adding some foam, bits of tissue paper, sprinkles of glitter…..

sensory bag activity, toddler sensory play

What’s in your bag? Paint and lots of glitter!

toddler painting activity

Squeeze!

Then (and this is the important bit!) – we sealed the bags shut! Then placed them flat on the table and used our hands to squish, squidge, move and smooth the paint and foam around to make some fantastic patterns and different colours. A great exercise in colour mixing and for the older ones we also had a go at tracing letters and shapes with our fingers which was good fun.

sensory bag activity

It feels smooth!

sensory bag activity, toddler art class

Moving the paint around and creating some fab colours and patterns!

 

A lovely tactile, sensory activity – and low mess too!

toddler art class

Look what I made!