How to Make a Sensory Gel Bag
This bag provides many tactile opportunities depending on what you put in it
How does a child who is blind or visually impaired use their senses? One way to find out is to make a sensory gel bag together and then play with it. It’s easy to make. Depending on what you put inside the gel bag, it provides many tactile opportunities. Craft projects like this one are fun for the whole family, too, because the designs are endless!
If your child can access and play with the bag independently, allow for them to explore it with their hands and/or feet. Use the hand-under-hand or hand-under-foot strategy if your child needs help touching the bag.
Talk to your child about how the bag feels when you squish it. “The bag is soft. The pom poms make it bumpy!” Do the items inside the bag move when you squeeze the bag? Hold the bag up to a window or place it on a light box and talk about the bright, shiny objects inside the bag.
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