Make your own sensory bean bagsA few weeks ago, I made an alphabet bean bag toss game based on the book Chicka Chick Boom – Week 4 of the Preschool Book Club Series I’m a part of.  It was a really fun literacy extension of the book.  On the fly I made some sensory bean bags made from rice, a ziploc bag and some duct tape.  I didn’t think much about them because I was so focused on painting and creating the letters for the game.  It wasn’t until the other day that I took a moment to realize that these bean bags are awesome! They can be used in so many ways.  My girls just love them.

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Make your own sensory bean bagsTo make the bean bags use a heavy duty ziploc bag and cut it along the zipper part in the shape of a square.  If you use a regular one they might rip pretty easily.  duct tape three sides of the ziploc by just folding half of the duct tape on either side of the plastic.  Leave the zipper side open.  Fill the bag with rice or beans or pasta, or anything else you can think of I suppose.  We added some cool letters I found at Michaels for interest.  Zip the zipper and duct tape over it by folding the duct tape from one side to the other.  Trim any excess duct tape and you’ve got yourself an awesome bean bag.  I am so excited to see how we will use them in the future.  Any ideas?

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