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Sensory Play Squishy Bags

Are you looking for a way to get your children to practice their writing skills without thinking they are learning. Try this activity at home with your kids and make some squishy bags. Squishy bags are a safe and clean craft project anyone can make. Your kids will enjoy squeezing their fingers through the goo while mixing the ingredients together. Once the goo is in the bags and the kids have washed their hands, encourage them to practice the alphabet or writing their name. With younger children that are new to writing, have an alphabet chart nearby for them to copy. Squishy bags can also be a great introduction to colours and shapes. 

You will need

Makes ONE bag:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 6 tablespoons of water
  • Food colouring
  • Zip-lock lunch bags (22cm x 22cm)
  • Sticky tape
  • Small mixing bowl
Let’s begin
  1. Place flour, food colouring and water into the small mixing bowl.
  2. Mix until all the ingredients are well blended.
  3. Scoop the mixture into the plastic zip-lock bag.
  4. Before fastening the end, place the squishy bag onto a flat surface and gently push any excess air out to avoid air bubbles.
  5. Press the clips of the bag closed and ensure there are no holes and place sticky tape along the opening to secure.

Squishy bags are a great way for children to write without using paper and pencils. It’s different and fun, which will catch their eye! They can practice writing letters, numbers and their name. It is a great way for children to practice hand and finger movements for pre-writing practice.