Finding fun activities to do with 1 year olds and babies can be tough. I’ve written a lot about activities for babies including sensory and art, because there really are so many options (though this age can feel limiting). This jack-o-lantern sensory bag for babies is the perfect way to bring some sensory fun to the Fall season!
Squishy Jack-o-Lantern Sensory Bag for Babies
A sensory bag is the perfect activity for 1 year olds. They are mess-free and can me made a number of different ways, making is excellent as a seasonal activity to have in your back pocket. This sensory bag was inspired by this fun jack-o-lantern sensory bag from Fantastic Fun and Learning that uses colored gel, with a bit of a twist on the insides!
What you need:
- 1 Gallon Ziploc bags
- 1 box of orange Jello
- Black craft foam
- Packing tape
What to do:
Cook the Jello according to the instructions on the package. Place it in the fridge and let it set for at least four hours.
Once the Jello has set, break it up a bit and place it into 1 gallon Ziploc bags. It will take about a half filled bag to make for good sensory play.
Cut out three large triangles and a mouth shape for your Jack-o-Lantern face. Place those pieces in the bag with the Jello.
Gently squeeze all of the air out of the Ziploc bag and secure it closed at the top with packing tape to eliminate accidental messes.
Let your child squish and play, making their Jack-o-Lantern face move around the bag! Cut different pieces of craft foam to make new faces, and play over and over again!