Paint and Draw Sensory Bag

Paint and Draw Sensory Bag

I set this up quickly whilst August was sleeping. Super easy - I put paint in a ziplock bag and taped it to the window. As with all sensory bags - I pushed out as much air as possible and used a good amount of tape so that August couldn’t just rip it down!

This kind of sensory bag has endless language opportunities BECAUSE - you can draw in the paint. As you can see from the video, the thick paint can be smushed with your finger, which means you can talk about anything you draw! Once August had had a turn pressing it and we did the obvious chat about colours and texture, I lead the play a little more by drawing some of his favourites like a snake and a lion. We made the animal noises together. For older children - this could easily be furthered to exploring letters and numbers.

This is the kind of activity that can be left out for a long time so it’ll just keep on giving. If you don’t have paint - food colouring is your friend. Chuck some in with shaving foam or shampoo. If you don’t have food colouring - try the juice from beetroot for red, turmeric powder for yellow!

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