Christmas squishy bags are a fun way to add holiday cheer to your sensory play. Quick and easy to make, kids will love to squish this for days to come.
What is it about things you can squish, squeeze and mush?
Sensory Bags are one of our favorites around here. The kids always have a blast whenever we pull one out!
For this Christmas squishy bag, I’m not sure who had more fun –the boys or me! They had a blast squeezing and searching for mini Christmas bows and jingle bells in the sparkling green gel!
Christmas Themed Sensory Play with Squishy Bags
- Quart Freezer Bags
- Duct Tape
- Jingle Bells
- Mini Christmas Bows
- Aloe Vera or Green Gel
Tiny Bows AssortedHoliday Colored Jingle BellsChristmas Collection Duct Tape
1. Fill a freezer bag ¾ full with jingle bells and aloe vera.
2. Open the bag wide and the mini bows to the very top. Fill until it is about ¾ full. The little bit of extra room will make it easier to squish and squeeze the contents.
3. Push all of the air out of the bag. Seal the zipper and tape shut with Duct tape.
4. Give it a good squeeze and squish to make sure it’s ready for the kiddos. Sometimes I will add another freezer bag over the top to make sure it was strong enough for my little guys.
The boys (and me) have loved playing with the Christmas squishy bag. The aloe vera is so squishy and adds in a glittery shine that it makes a new sensory experience over other bags we have tried (soap, glue, paint). They have had fun looking for all of the different colored bows and jingle bells. Want to up the challenge? Replace the Aloe Vera with Shaving Cream for an I-Spy Bag or tape your bag to the window and explore how it interacts with light!
Do your kids love squishy bags? When do you like to give them to your kiddos? Comment below to tell us about it!
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