Sensory Bags-The Big List!!!

Sensory Bags
One of my very favorite things to make are Sensory Bags well sensory bags and sensory bottles. These two items just scream preschool and fun to me. They are cheap to make create hours of entertainment, wonder, and exploration and are just plain awesome!

Make sure to ALWAYS seal your baggies securely! I cannot emphasize this enough. Unless you want your baggie opened and the contents poured out. SEAL IT… all around, TWICE! I ALWAYS DOUBLE BAG my Sensory baggies…ALWAYS! I like using clear packing tape. You can also use duct tape. Its really a personal preference thing and usually comes down to what you have at home.
I also almost always use sandwich baggies. There are exceptions but for almost all my sensory bags its the size I prefer. I buy whatever is cheapest. I get my baggies from the Dollar store 60 baggies for $1. Remember I always double bag and seal around every edge of the baggie. I have some Sensory Bags that have been in my class for several years and they are played with daily!CLICK ON ANY OF THE LINKS OR THE PICTURES BELOW TO SEE HOW TO MAKE ANY OF THESE FANTASTIC SENSORY BAGS

Layered Sensory Bag
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Oil and Water Sensory Bag
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Ocean Sensory Bag

Magnetic Sensory Bag
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Rainbow Stew Baggies with Recipe
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Space Theme Sensory Bag

Packing Peanut

Shaving Cream and Shaving Cream Color Mix Sensory Bags
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Healthy Eating/ The Hungry Caterpillar Sensory Bag

Color Gel Mixing Sensory Bag
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Sugar Scrub Sensory Bag

Fish Sensory Bag

Googley Eye Sensory Bag

Empty Balloon Sensory Bag

Squishy Snake Sensory Bag
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Glow in the Dark Sensory Bag
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Squishy Bug Sensory Bag
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Every Color of the Rainbow Gel and PomPom Sensory Bags
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Shampoo and Beads Sensory Bag
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Styrofoam Bead Sensory Bag
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Seashell Sensory Bag
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Snowman Sensory Bag
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“I Spy” Sensory Bag
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Blubber Sensory Bag
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Reusable Ice Cube Sensory Bag
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Off Roading Sensory Bag
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Farm Sensory Bag
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Fourth of July Sensory Bag
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Birds of a Feather Sensory Bag
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Colorful Straws Sensory Bag
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Marble Maze- Finger Gym Sensory Bag
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Gel Cling Sensory Bag
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Balloon Sensory Bag
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Decorative Soap Sensory Bag
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Rubber Band Sensory Bag
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Super Chilly Water Bead Bag- Freezes but never Frozen! Sensory Bag
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Transportation Sensory Bag
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Dinosaur Bone Excavation Sensory Bag
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Gel Sensory Bags

Paint Sensory Bags and Using them in the Writing Center

Feelie Gloves

Giant Paint Sensory Bag

Giant Sensory Bag

While your Here make sure you check out my amazing List of Discovery Bottles
Activity 2: Make a Hidden Object Box

Activity 3: Make Texture Cards



  1. These are awesome!! I love the googly eyes and the packing peanuts!! Thanks for sharing at the Weekly Kid’s Co-op! What fun!

  2. I have done sensory tubs, discovery bottles and shaving cream art in a bag but these bags take it to a whole new level! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing at the Kid’s Co-Op! ~ Marnie

  3. They’re all so neat! I guess you could create one for each lesson or theme! Thanks for sharing!

  4. These look fantastic!! Great idea for the little ones… thanks for linking up to Sharing Saturday..

  5. My kids love sensory bags. We’ve never done wiggly eyes. We’ll have to try that one.
    Here from ABC/123.

  6. Thank you so much for linking this post up in Homeschooling on the Cheap! the past week! Your link was the #3 most clicked link. I appreciate you taking time to link up and share your idea with my readers. I love reading the post on your site and these sensory bags are awesome!

    Thanks, Kelli

    New linky is live-

  7. Wow, you managed to make so many! I love all the bright colours! Thanks so much for linking up to the Weekly Kids Co-op.

  8. These are so fun! When we made some, we had to duct tape the zippers closed, lol! Our kids are a little rough. 😉 I love the assortment you’ve made–so cool!! Thanks for sharing at Teach Me Tuesday!

  9. LOVE your ideas! SO many great ones like the kid wash, the sensory bags, etc. I’d love to invite you to share on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know my readers will love your ideas as well!
    Happy Weekend! 🙂

  10. So many fun, creative bags!!! I love the eye one!! I featured this at TGIF this week ( Thanks for linking up and I look forward to seeing what you link up today!! Beth =-)

  11. jessica says:

    How long can they keep for?

    • debra92691 says:

      I have some that are a year old. They do get a bit beaten up but you can replace the outer ziploc bag and replace it and they are fine. I have noticed the water and oil bags do not last as long as the hairgel which lasts the longest. the water and oil seem to last about a month.

  12. And here I thought sensory tubs (bags included) are for toddlers only! I would love to try this with my preschooler. Do you have previous posts about how to use sensory bags or showing your preschool kids at play with them? I am so interested!

  13. christine says:

    HI there I am a new granny and my grandson is only six months but I m thinking ahead. lol. You could try different textures in the bags like cornflour mixed with water.
    Cooked spaghetti maybe. And even put some fruit or veg to squash up IE Cooked peas sweet corn or berries. Obviously it would show different foods textures and colours and they could even eat them after if they have been in a clean bag. The food not the kid 🙂
    Obviously then it gets messy but at least it been in the bag when they mashed it. I am lucky in that my daughter in law training.ed teacher and runs sensory classes so I get to learn first hand and she’s always makng stuff for classes when I go round. Paint of two different colours works well too. One each side of the bag and the child can mix it by pushing it together and they learn about mixing two paint colours to make a new colour. Win win. Do seal those bags well though.! Goes without saying stay with little one when bags and paint are involved…

    Have fun ‘nannykiss’ Christine

  14. Thanks for finally talking about > Sensory Bags-The Big List!!!
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  15. Love all the ideas! Thanks for sharing.
    I’ve made sensory bags for my class last year and was worried about the kids piercing the bags so I literally wrapped each bag with packing tape. Thought about double bagging but figured the inside bag would move around.
    How do you ensure the inside bag doesn’t shift around when you double bag??


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