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For those of you with a pint-sized family member at home, you may have heard of the latest baby toy trend — sensory bags. Children (and adults, for that matter) learn best when they engage the senses. By exposing babies to different textures, colors, or sounds, they are developing cognitive skills. Which is why sensory bags are the greatest thing to hit the baby circuit: they’re super easy to make and provide hours of mess-free play. Try these #DIY tutorials.

For those of you with a pint-sized family member at home, you may have heard of the latest baby toy trend — sensory bags. Children (and adults, for that matter) learn best when they engage the senses. By exposing babies to different textures, colors, or sounds, they are developing cognitive skills. Which is why sensory bags are the greatest thing to hit the baby circuit: they’re super easy to make and provide hours of mess-free play. Try these #DIY tutorials.

Sensory Bag- take a sturdy gal-sized freezer bag & dump in a large container of $ store colored hair gel. Toss a few small, non-pointy toys into the bag with the gel. Small balls/marbles work great. Big plastic buttons  add nice high-contrast colors. Squeeze air out from bag & seal it. Duct tape to be sure. Tape the bag to smooth flooring for Tummy Time fun!

Sensory Bag- take a sturdy gal-sized freezer bag & dump in a large container of $ store colored hair gel. Toss a few small, non-pointy toys into the bag with the gel. Small balls/marbles work great. Big plastic buttons add nice high-contrast colors. Squeeze air out from bag & seal it. Duct tape to be sure. Tape the bag to smooth flooring for Tummy Time fun!

We did it!  At 10 months actual age and 7 months corrected, our little preemie babe born at 27 weeks is sitting up independently!  It took some time obviously, but my goodness – is being able to sit up ever a game changer!  And not only for him and his play either…  For me too-…

We did it! At 10 months actual age and 7 months corrected, our little preemie babe born at 27 weeks is sitting up independently! It took some time obviously, but my goodness – is being able to sit up ever a game changer! And not only for him and his play either… For me too-…

Have you tried making your kids sensory bags? They are so much fun! Kids love playing with them and they are easy to make. Plus, there are endless possibilities. If you’re looking for inspiration or a new idea to try, here is a huge list of sensory bags to make. 20 Sensory Bags To Make...Read More »

Have you tried making your kids sensory bags? They are so much fun! Kids love playing with them and they are easy to make. Plus, there are endless possibilities. If you’re looking for inspiration or a new idea to try, here is a huge list of sensory bags to make. 20 Sensory Bags To Make...Read More »

For my nephew! Baby Oil Sensory Bag, read the precautions at the end of post - baby oil is dangerous if ingested or aspirated. Putting this in a double ziplock bag may be a good idea.

For my nephew! Baby Oil Sensory Bag, read the precautions at the end of post - baby oil is dangerous if ingested or aspirated. Putting this in a double ziplock bag may be a good idea.

5 baby sensory bags with food

5 baby sensory bags with food

Goo bags - recipe for goo.  I've had it suggested to use an entire bottle of dollar store hair gel, but you can probably get more vibrant colours with this.  That said, the bags did eventually mould.

Goo bags - recipe for goo. I've had it suggested to use an entire bottle of dollar store hair gel, but you can probably get more vibrant colours with this. That said, the bags did eventually mould.

Paint mixing sensory bags- great for babies and toddlers!

Paint mixing sensory bags- great for babies and toddlers!

Lots of sensory bag ideas! These are easy to make, mess free, and great fun for babies and toddlers!

Lots of sensory bag ideas! These are easy to make, mess free, and great fun for babies and toddlers!

These sensory bags are BABY, TODDLER & PRESCHOOLER approved! Finding sensory activities for a wide range of ages can be difficult but these are a HIT!

These sensory bags are BABY, TODDLER & PRESCHOOLER approved! Finding sensory activities for a wide range of ages can be difficult but these are a HIT!

Homemade sensory bags for sensory play activities for babies, toddler and older children. Love the tip about using it for spelling!

Homemade sensory bags for sensory play activities for babies, toddler and older children. Love the tip about using it for spelling!

12 DIY Sensory bag ideas for baby

12 DIY Sensory bag ideas for baby

Baby oil and food colouring in a zip lock bag

Baby oil and food colouring in a zip lock bag

A collection of 24 awesome sensory bags for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers (and I bet older kiddos would like them too!)

A collection of 24 awesome sensory bags for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers (and I bet older kiddos would like them too!)

The Ultimate List of Sensory Bags! Over 40 different kinds

The Ultimate List of Sensory Bags! Over 40 different kinds

Sensory bag for infants and toddlers! so cool! Who are we kidding, this is for ME! ;)

Sensory bag for infants and toddlers! so cool! Who are we kidding, this is for ME! ;)