If you’ve never made a sensory bag before, you’ll love them! They’re perfect for babies and younger toddlers, or those occasions where you really don’t want them to get too messy! I made this toddler Fall sensory bag for a group of 6-18 month olds and it was perfect for this age group. I’ve added an I-spy sheet to it as well so that you can easily adapt it for an older age group.
What you need to make a toddler Fall sensory bag
Don’t get too stressed about buying everyone on this list – you can easily adapt this to work with anything Fall colored and themed that you have at home already. The best place to get most of these is DollarTree.
- 1 Gallon Ziploc bag
- Large bottle of clear hair gel – you can get ones for only $1 at Dollar Tree
- Acorns – if you can’t get real ones you can get craft ones here.
- Fall colored fake berries
- Fall colored craft pom poms
- Fall colored sequins (I used gold)
- White dry beans
- thick clear tape
- Red and yellow food coloring
- Fabric fall colored leaves
- Craft foam leaves
- Small craft pumpkin
- Small pinecones
- Printable I-Spy sheet (if needed) – you can print that HERE.
How to make a toddler Fall sensory bag
- Fill up the ziploc bag with clear hair gel.
- Add some food coloring. I like to add a few drops of each color
- Mix the gel and the food coloring together (you’ll need to close the bag to do this properly)
- Add in your mix of Fall themed items.
- Seal the ziplock bag after getting out all of the air
- Tape the bag really well shut because, well, toddlers!! Packing tape is the best way to do this – regular sticky tape can come undone much easier.
- Let your toddler play with or without the I-Spy sheet.
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