Gruesome Halloween Sensory Bags Stimulate Your Little Ones
Halloween sensory bags are a fabulous way to entertain and stimulate both my 11 month old and 2 year old! After browsing Pinterest I decided to make a few of my own as well as test a few others made! I think sensory bags for infants and toddlers are brilliant for engaging brains and stimulating creativity! You can use so many different things in them such as spiders, googly eyes, witches, pumpkins, etc. They definitely engaged my two! The questions Amelia (2 years old) asked were fabulous! These Halloween sensory ideas can be used over and over again!
Please remember to never leave baby/toddler unattended whilst playing with these! I trust my toddler not to eat the contents of the sensory bags but I know my baby boy would try and eat everything inside!
My DIY Halloween Sensory Bags
So far I have only created 3 Halloween sensory bags! ! I have my eye on a few other things including mini witch figures and mini ghosts to create even more sensory bags for infants and toddlers this Halloween.
Below you can find some other cool Halloween stuff that might be useful for sensory activities for toddlers.
All You Need To Recreate The Above Sensory Bags For Infants
Fortunately you can recreate these Halloween sensory ideas really easily without much expense. An absolute necessity is a strong see through food bag, we do not want one that rips.
Now you need the sensory items. I bought a pack of 52 spiders and a pack of Googly eye bouncy balls from my local Poundland and decided these would be perfect. I also bought some green hand wash and some purple shower gel! I already had red Fairy washing up liquid in my house. You can also use food coloring to dye water. These are all inexpensive items that are easy to find.
I added some purple shower gel to a bag and some googly eyes. I quickly sealed the bag and let my 11 month old play with it.
My second Halloween sensory bag was green hand wash plus a few spiders!
I then made a bag of googly eyes and spiders and added red Fairy!
What My Two Little Ones Thought Of These Halloween Sensory Bags
These Halloween Sensory Activities For Infants are great fun for babies as young as 6 months and much older! My 11 month old loves to squish the bag as hard as he can. He also loves to hold it high above his head. I love watching him following the scary eyes as they move around in the liquid.
These are also brilliant sensory activities for toddlers. Whilst Amelia did not swing the bags around as much as her baby Brother she laughed and giggled as the spiders moved around! She helped me make these bags and being a lover of liquids she was intrigued at the different colors. Of course she asked me why can the spiders not escape and can the eyes really see! I loved this because I knew the sensory bags were making think out loud! What a great way to stimulate her imagination as well as speech and language!!
Some Useful Tips for These Sensory Bags For Toddlers and Infants
Do Not Overfill Them With Liquid! Too much and they are more likely to rupture, not to mention the items will not float about as much!
Amelia is brilliant at getting into these so I glued my seal to make it harder for her to open. I also told her the bags would be taken away should she manage to get one opened, needless to say it worked a charm!
You can do so much with these such as using them to encourage younger babies to crawl/stand up/walk! You can use them in a treasure hunt as prizes or as rewards in an obstacle course for toddlers!
I hope you and your little ones enjoyed these sensory activities for infants and toddlers as much as my two did! So much so that I am already planning my next one!