This space busy bag makes for a fun sensory game for toddlers and preschoolers that works on language skills, hand-eye coordination, color and letter recognition, and more.
This idea was 100% inspired by ResearchParent.com. I’m grateful for the idea! This was such a big hit in our house. I made my own printables for this activity so I could add it to my Space unit study, and I also listed it for free in my shop. You can also find and use Michelle’s version on her website. She has a ton of other resources for homeschool parents as well. Thank you Michelle!
While looking for sensory activities that were appropriate for both my toddler and my preschooler, I came across this idea on Pinterest. I immediately knew my kids would love it, so I got to work!
To Make This Space Busy Bag, You’ll Need:
- Printable set
- Laminator + laminator sheets
- Clear hair gel
- Blue food coloring
- Gallon ziploc bag
WHILE YOU’RE PLANNING YOUR SPACE THEME:
- Check out my Space Unit here. (Use code SPACE25 for 25% off) If you join my Preschool Program Membership, you’ll get a major discount on all past Unit Studies, and 2 brand new units included each month!
- Here are 25 Space Activities for your Preschooler’s Space theme!
- Here’s a list of Space Books for Toddlers & Preschoolers
- Here are 25 Space Crafts for your Preschooler
- Here’s a list of 16 Fun & Delicious Space-Themed Snacks for your Kids
- Here are some fun Space Facts for Kids
- Solar System in Motion Song for Preschoolers
Space Activities & Crafts We’ve Done at the Moore Homestead:
- Planet Suncatchers
- Planet Puppets Printable
- Fizzing Planets
- Moon Rock Exploration (with Printable Worksheet)
- Asteroid Toss Activity for Toddlers & Preschoolers
- Rocket Name Building Activity
- Edible Constellations Activity
- Space Playdough Invitation to Play
- Space Sensory Bin
- Solar System Match Worksheet Set
- Paper Plate Planets Craft
- What Makes Night Science Exploration
- Moon Observation Journal Astronomy Study for Kids
- Telescope Craft for Preschoolers
- Moon Phases Oreo Worksheet for Preschoolers
- Smash the Moon Rocks Activity
- Space Coloring Book for Preschoolers
- Astronaut Dramatic Play Station (+ Printable Bundle)
I-Spy Space Busy Bag for Preschoolers (with Printable)
How to Make this Space Sensory Bag:
1. In a gallon ziploc bag, mix the hair gel, food coloring, and glitter.
2. Laminate and cut out the planets and other items.
3. Add the items to the bag and close tightly.
4. Provide your child with the busy bag and worksheet!
You can laminate the worksheet as well so your child can complete it over and over again throughout your study with a dry erase marker!
My son loved it! He was thrilled every time he found another planet! My toddler even played with it several times, without the worksheet of course.
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