Oct 18, 2013

Sensory Boo Bags



Yesterday we had a playdate with Kingston's best buddy Olivia. I wanted to create some simple, Halloween themed fun for them to play with sans mess since they were very much engrossed in playing together and any clean-up time would have been very unpopular! I came up with these fun sensory "boo" bags using some stale coconut flakes, water, and googly eyes. 

I want to preface this by saying that plastic bags can pose a choking hazard to babies and young toddlers with teeth, however, both of the kiddos were very closely monitored by two adults to ensure they didn't bite any pieces of the bag off! As always, only you know your child, so use your best judgement! For young babies with no teeth, however, this activity would be an awesome way to get them involved. 


Kingston sat right down with excited anticipation to see what I had made for him. I made each child a separate bag, though I must say it didn't quite serve the purpose I expected! They both found it much more fun to steal each other's bags, throw them back and forth, and trade them. 

(Olivia peeking through her boo bag!)

They both patted them and poked at the eyes in the bags. I told them that they were "silly ghosts" and that ghosts "say BOO!" Isn't that what everyone wants their child to learn? They both liked the eyes and kept staring into the bags interested in the contents. For older children, trying to flip the eyes around in the bag is a great fine motor activity. I know it had me working out my fine motor skills trying to get them all to face out! 


We talked about how the water was cold and wet. You could also vaguely smell coconut, which though it had nothing to do with ghosts added to the sensory experience! 


They had a lot of fun exploring their bags and shaking them up. They were moving so fast that I could barely get pictures of them! So is the new life of having toddlers. 

(This picture is so blurry, but I love the expression on Livvy's face and how into it they both are!)

How about some baby cuteness before you go? These kids seriously love each other!


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6 comments:

  1. These are so cool! I know my little guy would love one but so would my 3 year old!

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    1. Thanks Laura!! You should definitely make some; they are so simple!

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  2. Adorable! They definitely look like they were having great time investigating those bags! Never would have thought of adding coconut flakes! Pinning it!

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    1. Thank you so much! They loved playing with them, and the coconut flakes were a last minute decision that worked out well! Thanks for pinning!

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  3. Most of my pics come out blurry too - apparently preschoolers also move too fast! These bags are cute and I love the idea of using coconut flakes!

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    1. Darn kids and all their energy! haha They are so quick! Thank you!

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