Engaging the senses is one of the best ways for kids to learn. Holidays are a time of family fun, and crafting, playing and creating are all awesome ways to learn about and celebrate the holidays. But, it can be difficult to find sensory activities for babies and toddlers, as they still like to put everything into their mouth! This Christmas tree sensory bag is the perfect solution for this age group.
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Decorate a Christmas Tree Sensory Bag
Babies and toddlers can feel engaged in this sensory activity, and will be getting such a rich experience. Additionally, it provides you with a nice alternative to redirect them to when they want to start pulling on the real Christmas tree 😉
What you need:
Green and brown craft foam
One gallon Ziploc bags
Small craft foam circles, gems, pom poms and other small decorations
Small pieces of colored ribbon
Clear hair gel
What to do:
Draw the shape of a Christmas tree on a piece of green craft foam. You want to make it big enough to decorate, but small enough to comfortably fit into the Ziploc bag with room for moving around.
Cut out the Christmas tree shape from the green craft foam, and a small square or rectangle shape from the brown craft foam to serve as a trunk for your Christmas tree.
Fill a Ziploc bag with one large bottle of clear hair gel. You can find these at the Dollar Tree.
Add the foam Christmas tree pieces to the Ziploc bag with the hair gel.
Put in some Christmas themed craft foam shapes like presents, a reindeer and Santa, as well as some small craft gems, pieces of ribbon, sparkly pom poms, craft foam circles, or anything else you might have in the craft drawer. All of these supplies can be found at a craft store like Michaels, or here on Amazon.
Get as much air as possible out of the Ziploc bag and seal the top tightly.
Use a piece of packing tape to secure the top and avoid leaks.
Let your little one push the decorations around this fun-filled sensory bag and decorate their very own Christmas tree.