Touch & Feel Sensory Bag Guessing Game

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

There are many ways to help kids explore the five senses.  This fun sensory bag game will help children use their sense of touch along with helping to provoke their thought process.

What You Will Need

Brown Paper Bags
Items with varying textures, sizes, etc
Blindfold (totally optional and just for fun)

What's Next

Number each bag (I did this mainly for myself to keep track of the items) and fill with various items. 

Let your child explore each bag and guess what's inside.

You can help little ones by asking descriptive questions about the item (hard, soft, rough, cold, long, short) to provoke their thought process.

When they are done, check their guesses to the actual item to see if they were correct.  On the other hand, your child (like mine) could just rip off their blindfold suddenly EACH TIME to see if they were right. ;-)  For older kids, they could pencil in their guesses next to each number on a sheet of paper to compare when finished.

Trying to figure out what to use inside your sensory bags?  We used cotton balls, Q-tips, a banana, toy giraffe, frozen ice pack, toy keys, a brush, a cup, ponytail holder, and a stuffed animal.

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  1. Cute idea! This isn't the same, but I remember my mom doing this for a Halloween party when I was little, except it was "gross" things, like cooked noodles were brains, and jello was oozy guts. It was SO much fun!

    1. We did something like that too when I was younger. And yes, it was a BLAST! :-)

  2. Love the photos, the Hello Kitty bags, and the great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great idea and beautiful pictures! I've enjoyed looking through your blog. Check out Sunshine PenPals and join the fun, we'd love to have you!

  4. Love, love, love. This is a great game for Birthday parties or just every day. I will definitely be trying this with my three year olds.

    Thanks for the BlogLovin follow and linking up to my weekly BlogLovin Hop ( I'm a new follower of yours too.

    Looking forward to connecting further.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

    1. Hey Sarah! Thanks so much for stopping by. Abby thought our bags were so much fun. I can't wait to try variations of this game with different themes and holidays. Talk to you soon!

  5. thats a really great idea and for little one it would help with recognition

    1. Thanks, Melinda. I like the fact that you can work on several skills with your child in a fun way.

  6. This is a cool idea. I will definitely try it with my kids when they get older.

    Thank for linking up at Artsy Play Wednesday. Pinned to our group board.