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Create your own feely bag

What you need

A canvas bag or an old rucksack, an empty tissue box or cereal box with items in from around the house.


Sensory stimulation is linked to emotional, cognitive and physical development. Sensory play supports language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills as well as problem-solving skills.

The experience

Use a bag that your little one cannot see through. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to explore using their senses. Encourage your child to touch, feel, smell and use all their senses to explore the items in the bag one by one.

How does it feel when you smell, touch, taste or feel them? Are they soft, hard, bumpy, bubbly, coarse or furry? Children can develop a wide vocabulary while we discuss the different texture words with them. Why not try and feel, taste, smell or touch the different items yourself? Children love this interaction with adults, especially those facial expressions!