Make an irresistibly fun St. Patrick’s Day sensory bag for kids to play with with following our easy directions.
Kids will love playing with a St. Patrick’s Day sensory bag. The movement of shamrocks and gold moving around right before their eyes will captivate them and any leprechaun watching near by. It’s sure to be a hit!
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Sensory bags are entertaining for kids to play with. My little guy (age 1) had so much fun moving the items around, you have to watch the video and see his little hands play! At first he starts off slow, and then… it totally makes me laugh every time I watch!
My bigger kids (age 7 and 9) also took their turn giving the St. Patrick’s Day sensory bag a swirl too. It works perfectly as a calming activity for older kids.
As they played they practiced motor skills, hand-eye-coordination, and increased their understanding of cause and effect.
Tip: You can use a plastic zip lock bag or I like to use these Reusable Storage Bags because they are thicker and cost effective.
The reusable storage bags aren’t as clear as a zip lock bag, but if I wipe them down with a damp paper towel you can see through them better (like you can see in the pictures). My kids like to play with them either way. They seel really well and so far we have never had one leak. If you are worried about leaks you can also try a sensory bottle like this St. Patrick’s Day Gold Bottle that looks so glittery and can be seeled shut.
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St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Sensory Bag
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- Plastic bag (We LOVE these Reusable FDA Food Grade Storage Bags)
- Foam Shamrocks
- Plastic Shamrock Coins
- St. Patrick’s Day Glitter
Add some water to the bag, carefully squeeze out the air, and seel the bag. If you are using a plastic baggy you may want to secure the bag with duct tape.
Tip: Add or remove water to get the items in the bag to move easier.
Now your bag is ready to play with. Let kids use their fingers to poke the items inside and watch them move. They can also try counting the coins or shamrocks. For more hands on fun, try making a Rainbow and clouds Sensory Bin.