Gather your toddlers for a fun sensory play while celebrating St. Patrick's Day. With this fun activity teach them how to make calming sensory bags with golden coins.
Sensory stimulation is of great importance in the initial stage of a child's life. This is the basis for the acquisition and development of future skills of greater complexity. The senses are fed by all the stimuli they perceive from the environment. They can work simultaneously, and over time they are naturally strengthened. However, this does not mean that the senses should not be stimulated; in fact, they must be educated so that the information and neural connections are adequate.
Stimulating children can be easy since the environment offers various stimuli, such as sounds, colors, textures, temperatures, etc. Even if they are focused on stimulating a specific sense, the activities carried out with children are indirectly stimulating the rest of the senses.
To develop the sense of touch, children can carry out activities with different textures, temperatures, and shapes. When talking about the sense of touch, we refer to the hand and the skin that covers our body. To stimulate the sense of sight, children must be exposed to different colors and shapes. The sense of hearing is the first sense that children develop from the womb; however, it is the most forgotten.
To stimulate children's sense of hearing, they can hear different sounds. The name of the object that produces that sound is verbalized so that children relate a specific sound to the object. The senses of taste and smell are two senses that are closely linked. To enhance these two senses, children must be exposed to different flavors and aromas.
The activities carried out must be designed according to children's abilities in a healthy and safe environment to explore independently with each of the stimuli. It is important to emphasize that new learning comes through the senses, so the greater the stimuli they perceive, the greater their learning capacity.
THEME: SENSORY BAGS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Sensory stimulation
Age: 1-2-year-old children
Goal: Through this sensory bag activity, children will stimulate the senses of touch and sight.
Difficulty level: Basic. This sensory bag activity is designed for children to carry out autonomously and independently, through exploration with an adult's surveillance.
- Texture perception
- Color perception
- Temperature perception
- Eye-hand coordination
- Sequins in a container
- Glitter in a container
- A Ziploc bag
- A tray
It is essential that an adult is present and helping with this sensory bag activity. It involves small objects that a child can put in their mouth and harm themselves.
The adult must do this step. Add the sequins into the Ziploc bag.
The adult must do this step. Add the glitter into the Ziploc bag.
The adult must do this step. Pour the water into a Ziploc bag and close it.
Give the Ziploc bag to the child to play with it and stimulate his/her senses.
A sensory bag making activity for St. Patrick's Day
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS FOR KIDS
After making sensory bags, give your toddlers new worksheets. Click the link below to download and print our St. Patrick's Day coloring worksheets.
Download the Free Printable Worksheets
HOW TO DEVELOP THIS SENSORY BAG ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 1-YEAR-OLD
This sensory bag activity can be done with younger children. To reduce the difficulty level, you don't need to change materials. As this is a sensory activity, children always must be under adult surveillance. You should place the bag on a steady surface to accommodate children's interaction with it. In this way, a sensory activity appropriate to children's development and capacities is carried out.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OVER 2 YEARS OLD
This sensory bag activity can be done with older children. To increase the activity's difficulty level, you can use some other ingredients such as baby oil with a soft smell. Children will also stimulate their sense of smell. You can also use food coloring, colored beads, or pom-poms. If you see that children can prepare the sensory bag, you can let them do it. In this way, an easy activity appropriate to children's development and abilities is carried out.
WATCH THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - SENSORY BAG WITH SEQUIN COINS
In this sensory bag video, you will find the step-by-step activity of the "SENSORY BAG WITH SEQUIN GOLDEN COINS," designed for 1 to 2-year-old children. Here, they will play with a sensory bag to stimulate their senses of touch and sight. This kids' activity will allow children to develop texture perception, perception of colors, perception of temperature, affectivity, autonomy, and eye-hand coordination. The materials needed to carry out the activity are water, sequins, glitter, a Ziploc bag, and a tray.(Adult help and supervision)
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