Baby Activity – Sensory Water Bag

baby activity sensory water bag
Jackie from Ready.Set.Read! emailed me this fabulous idea that her baby loves and I couldn’t wait to try it!
To make a sensory water bag, simply fill up a ziplock with little items and water. I used a lid, beads, pieces of straws, a toy lizard, foam letter stickers, and pom poms. Then, tape off all sides to make sure it doesn’t leak. I used packaging tape. If you have a food sealer, use that.
baby activity sensory water bag
The sensory water bag is great for visual tracking during tummy time or even to experiment with once they learn to sit up.  It’s also a neat spin on the I-Spy Bottle for toddlers and preschoolers.
N loved squashing everything around and it kept her attention. The bag was just heavy enough that she couldn’t pick it up and put it in her mouth, but it didn’t stop her from trying of course.


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  • Reply Courtney

    Love this idea!!

    July 3, 2010 at 12:10 pm
  • Reply maiDerin

    This is great! I was thinking how to do it since I have seen it in ELC store. Thank you!

    July 3, 2010 at 12:30 pm
  • Reply Jen

    Love this! I think little man would just love it.

    Jen 🙂

    July 3, 2010 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply Jackie H.

    Thanks for linking back to me 🙂

    July 3, 2010 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply Crystal

    Ok, this is too clever! I’m so trying it with my one year old! I paid $15 for a sensory bag on Etsy! This is much more economical!

    July 3, 2010 at 9:57 pm
  • Reply JMN

    I absolutely love this idea!

    Will definitely try with my 7 month old and reblog!

    Thanks for the idea!

    Going Green with Noah

    July 3, 2010 at 11:20 pm
  • Reply Jennifer G.

    Love this! I’m definitely going to put this together for my 7 month old!

    July 4, 2010 at 12:47 am
  • Reply Jen

    I made a sensory bag yesterday, but I think the larger bag will work better. I only had a small bag. With supervision it was ok, but he kept putting it in his mouth. Thanks again for the idea. I’ll need to try it w/ the larger bag.

    July 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm
  • Reply Nadia

    This looks like A LOT of fun! I’m loving the baby activities 🙂

    August 2, 2010 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply Cathy @ NurtureStore

    What a great idea – it’s good to see an idea for the very young ones. Thank you for linking up with the Play Academy.

    August 13, 2010 at 8:33 am
  • Reply redtedart

    Oh! This looks great! I always trying to think of new things for the baby! Lovely!


    August 13, 2010 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply polwig

    This a great idea even for older kids, just making sure it is well closed. Have you tried to add food coloring to the water? Or maybe not in fear it spills 😉

    From Play Academy

    August 13, 2010 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply whatdidyoudotodaymama

    This is a great idea, will definitely be having a go.

    August 13, 2010 at 8:41 pm
  • Reply LisaDay

    Another great idea. I think my toddler would find a way to open it, even double bagged and sealed.


    September 3, 2010 at 12:41 pm
  • Reply Amber

    Love this! I’ve used it before but put hair gel (the cheap kind from the dollar store) instead of water. It has a slightly different texture & adds a little more visual input. You obviously just have to make sure it’s sealed really good.

    June 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply Damson Lane

    I think I am going to try this with objects for fall like leaves, pine cones and maybe color the water to make a seasonal sensory bag. Thanks for the inspiration!

    October 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm
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