Lately, we have been exploring all these fun ABC play ideas and it has just been killing Little Man. For some of the activities he has been able to play along, but for some, he just isn’t quite old enough for yet. With Mr. Roo still putting everything he can get his hands on into his mouth, we have to be very mindful of which activities we let him do with the big kids.
This ABC Sensory Window Bag was a fun activity that Little man was able to do with the big kids and that all of them enjoyed =)
Earlier this year we tried out a water bead sensory window. On top of the kids loving it, it quickly jumped to one of our all time top posts. So once my kids were done playing with their ABC sensory bottle, turning it into a sensory window bag was pretty much a no-brainer.
Since we already had the Alphabet Sensory Bottle, creating this was as simple as dumping the contents into a heavy duty sandwich baggie and tapping it up. Such an easy win to turn the same toy into a new experience! Even if you haven’t made the ABC Discovery bottle, this Alphabet Squishy Window Bag will only take 5 minutes to set up – and will lead to hours of fun!
Items Needed to Make A ABC Sensory Window Bag
- ABC Beads
- Corn Syrup (or other clear gel)
- Heavy Duty Sandwich Bag
- Heavy Duty Tape
How to Make An ABC Squishy Window Bag
When making this sensory bag, I did learn a trick that I wish I had known when making the water bead sensory bag. It completely took away the fight with the squeegee. To start, I taped up three sides of the heavy duty sandwich bag to the window leaving the top open. Then I added everything in, pressed out the air, sealed it shut, and taped up the top. Super easy!
My kids had a lot of fun sorting out the letters. First grouping with similar letters.
Then by colors. Then lastly they sorted the letters by those that have straight lines, those that have curves, and those that have both.
Since the beads were lighter than the syrup, as they sorted the beads would float back which did provide a bit of an additional challenge. But they loved it.
We had so much fun with this!
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