This apple sensory bag painting activity is a great fall project that babies and toddlers can enjoy. Add some paint to a bag and play on the table!
Making a fall sensory bag can be a great way to involve young children in learning about the season. This apple sensory bag painting activity makes for a great fall activity for babies and toddlers, but is one older children will enjoy as well.
Apple Sensory Bag Painting
Sensory painting is such a fun way to involve the fine motor skills of a child with their learning. Sensory play helps children make connections and learn about subject matter in a fun and hands-on way.
This apple sensory bag can be played with a few different ways, and will be a great extension activity to an apple unit for preschool.
Doing apple activities seems to be a rite of passage for preschoolers!
What you need to make the Apple Sensory Bag with Paint
Gallon zip top freezer bag
How to make the Apple Sensory Bag with Paint
Draw a basic apple shape on a piece of heavyweight paper or cardstock, then cut out, leaving an empty apple shape in the piece of paper.
Squeeze paint into the plastic bag. We like to use two primary colors such as red and yellow so that children can learn a bit about color mixing while they play! To make green apples you can use blue and yellow paint and have the children predict what color their apple will tun if you are doing this project with preschoolers.
Of course, you can opt to add just a single color of paint, or let children choose what color they would like their apple to be! After adding the paint, release all the air from the bag and seal.
Be careful not to add too much paint, you want to leave space in the bag so that the paint can squish around and move, and so that the bag doesn’t pop.
To Play with the Apple Sensory Bag
Tape the flattened and paint filled bag to the table, then tape the card stock to the table over the paint bag.
As an alternative, to create a painting rather than just use this project as a sensory bag, place the apple cutout inside the paint bag and seal. Then, tape the bag to the table and let children use their fingers to move the paint around the bag, painting the apple.
What a great addition to our list of Fall Crafts for 2 Year Olds to Make.
Either way, you will be building fine motor skills, learning the shape of the apple, and practicing color mixing. What a fun way to learn through play!