Squish a simple sensory bag for easy color sorting fun that preschoolers and toddlers will love! This color sorting sensory bag is super easy to make, too.
Make a Super Easy Squishy Color Sorting Sensory Bag with Your Kids!
To make your own color sorting sensory bag, you’ll need:
- 1-2 Ziploc bags per person
- Hair gel
- Buttons or tokens in your target colors
- Sharpie markers
- Tape, masking or painter’s
Squeeze your hair gel into one Ziploc baggie. Put enough in there so that there will be good coverage once the bag is lying flat.
Make sure you seal the bag really, really well. You could double bag it to seal it better.
I inserted two colors of buttons into each sensory bag and taped it to the table.
Here’s a quick video:
I created two of these so Louis and George could both play with them, but it turned out to be fun for Henry too.
For Louis’s bag, I just left it as is. He’s still grasping the whole color recognition thing and wouldn’t have the patience to sort the colors.
He simply enjoyed moving the buttons around in the hair gel, loving the sensory experience.
When the older two got a hold of the sensory bags, I added sorting “sections” for each color.
First, I drew on the baggies with permanent markers. I drew big circles in colors that matched the buttons.
I also wrote the name of the colors as well.
The kids then pushed the buttons around in the baggy to fit into the correctly colored circles.
It became quite a fine motor task!
Find more of our fine motor activities for kids.
They wanted to do it over and over again, so I erased the permanent marker with a Magic Eraser (affiliate link) and drew new sections for them to sort their colors into!
You could also try using whiteboard markers so super simple wipe-off labels.
Here the video again with an easy way for you to share it on Facebook: