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.
Fall Sensory Bag for Toddlers
We’ve been loving all of our Fall sensory play activities that we’ve been working though this season and this bag is a nice one for those days when you want to be a little bit quieter and a lot less messy!
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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