How to make an ocean themed sensory bag for kids to enjoy some under the sea fun!
An ocean themed sensory bag is just what your child needs to have fun with fish, octopus, and other sea creatures, with no trip to the ocean required. They can squeeze and squish the sensory bag to move the ocean animals inside. You can easily make the sensory bag in a disposable bag or our new favorite Reusable FDA Food Grade Storage Bags,-affiliate link).
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Originally I made this ocean sensory bag for my baby (Little Dog, age 10 months) but I couldn’t keep my bigger kids hands off of it. In fact, they liked the sensory bag so much they decided to make their own and they are 8 and 6. Originally I was thinking this would be a good baby, toddler, preschooler activity, but now I get to include kindergarten and second grade too. Honestly, no matter what age your child is, they will want to give this sensory bag a squeeze.
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How to Make an Ocean Sensory Bag
- Plastic Bag (We LOVE these Reusable FDA Food Grade Storage Bags,-affiliate link)
- Blue food coloring
- Under the Sea Creatures-affiliate link
- Glass Gems-affiliate link
You can watch our video or follow below to the directions.
Place Plastic Ocean Animals-affiliate link inside the bag.
Place glass gems in the bag. These are optional, but they look so cool. Originally I did not include them in my bag but when my daughter made her own sensory bag she added them in and they looked so cool. They also gave my baby something else to touch and my kids something to count.
Add some water to the bag and a few drops of blue food coloring.
Remove the air from the bag and close it. If you are using a ziplock bag you may want to add some duct tape to the top. Now the bag is ready to play with. If you have extra sea animals leftover you should make a Mini Aquarium Sensory Bottle too!
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