We noticed last week that Thomas has “sensory play” at daycare. When you clicked on the item in the app daycare uses, it described it as “paint in a bag.”
Josh and I have been talking about doing more of this type of stuff with T now that he’s getting older. So, I ordered some paint and looked around on the Internet for some other sensory play ideas.
I came across these sensory bags.
I went to the 99 Cent Only store and bought 120 oz. of hair gel (six 20 oz. bottles in clear and blue), but couldn’t find any innars. At Target, I found some squishy frogs and lizards at the One Spot, and some bouncy balls and squishy bugs in the party favor section.
For each bag, I used a freezer gallon bag and filled it with 40 oz. of hair gel. Then, I added the toys, pressed out the air and sealed it up. Then I used duct tape on all the edges to reinforce them — hoping they won’t burst!
They were pretty directly a big hit with Thomas: