We’re moving in a few weeks. So there has been a lot of purging and organizing in our home. I know all this moving around might hurt our little guys. We have certainly had some challenging moments. We’ve had some unexpectedly great ones too.
This activity is one example. I was cleaning out our kitchen shelves and, unfortunately, tossed out some items that had perished on our shelves. One such item was a beautiful jar of molasses. I love molasses – the smell and the texture – and I couldn’t bring myself to dump it down the drain.
My eye caught the glimmering chili pepper confetti used earlier that week for a sensory tub; thus, this Chili Pepper Sensory bag was born.
Cinco de Mayo Sensory Bag
- A gallon-sized plastic bag
- Painter’s Tape (or any tape to seal in the bag)
- Molasses (or any other gooey, syrupy substance lingering in your kitchen)
- Chili Pepper Confetti
Molasses was a wonderful texture. Thick, dark and practically glowed when touched by little fingers. The shiny chili pepper confetti made for a lovely surprise, a treasure for my sons to feel and explore.
My point in writing up this activity is not because it was difficult or because I think you should emulate it. My point is to remind you that many activities are simple, easy and at your fingertips right in your own home.
Have a wonderful day!