Day 24 of our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge gives us the opportunity to create sensory bags. Over the past 15 months we have created several sensory bags. From fish tanks to snow men, non messy paint mixing to pea finger football we certainly love our Ziploc bags.
After playing with farm yard animal sounds during our sound matching game I wanted to make a farmyard sensory bag. As always I used our favourite Ziploc bags – they are so strong they are perfect for sensory bags. I created a backdrop using green and blue foam sheets. I used foam sheets rather than paper or card because I wanted to add baby oil to the bag. I stuck down some fencing and farmyard animal stickers onto the foam sheets.
I placed several additional farmyard animals to the bag but this time I didn’t peel away their backing. I poured about 100ml of baby oil into the bag and closed the bag securely.
To ensure the zip-loc bag did not break I added an extra strip of Rainbow Duck Tape (affiliate link) along the four edges. This gives the bag a colourful border but is not essential.
Adam got excited as soon as he saw the farmyard sensory bag. He soon realised that most of the animals could move around the bag and it didn’t take him long to manipulate them into their fenced areas. This is a great activity for developing fine motor skills.