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Cinco de Mayo Sensory Bag

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 have its negative impact on our little guys. We have certainly had some tough moments. We’ve had some unexpectedly great ones too.

This activity is one example. I was cleaning out our kitchen shelves and unfortunately tossing out some items that had perished in 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, and thus this Chili Pepper Sensory bag was born.

What you need:

  1. A gallon sized plastic bag
  2. Painter’s Tape (or any tape to seal in the bag)
  3. Molasses (or any other gooey, syrupy substance lingering in your kitchen)
  4. 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!
Marnie

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