Spring Sensory Seek and Find

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This Spring sensory activity doubles as a fine motor activity and visual perceptual skills activity too. We used some materials we had around the house to create an “I Spy” sensory bag that kids can use to work on essential skills for reading and learning.
 
 
We’ve done something like this before.
 

Our no-mess sensory play activity was another version of a mess-free indoor sensory play activity.

Spring Seek and Find

To make a Spring seek and find sensory bag, you need just a few materials:
  • gallon sized baggie
  • gel
  • food coloring
  • Paper
  • Stickers- we used Spring stickers
This is a really simple sensory bag to make:
  1. Today we used some spring flowers that we had and stuck them inside a plastic bag.
  2. We filled it with aloe gel and some food coloring.
  3. There were matching stickers on a piece of paper so the kids had to seek and find the match.
 
 
Looking back and forth to find the matches is great for visual scanning and visual memory.
 
Pushing the gel around to find the sticker below helps with fine motor strength, including index finger isolation.
 
 
This was Baby Girl’s version of fun:
 
 
 
…we did not tape the bag to seal it closed, but you may want to.  It would also be fun to tape the bag to a window like we did in the linked activity.  The gel bag is fun for practicing letter and number formation too.
 
 

Why make a Spring Seek and Find Sensory Bag?

Spring is a great time to get outside and explore the natural world with your senses. You can create your own spring sensory bags by filling them with different materials that will stimulate your senses, such as flower petals, leaves, or even some freshly cut grass.

These sensory bags can be a great way to encourage children to explore their surroundings and discover new things. You could also create a seek and find spring activity, where children have to search for certain items using their senses.

If you have a child who is a sensory seeker, creating a spring sensory bag could be a great way to provide them with the tactile and visual sensory input they crave.

The different textures of the materials inside the bag can help to regulate their sensory system and provide a calming effect. Pressing the bag through the fingers offers calming proprioceptive input through the joints of the hands.

Additionally, creating a spring look and find activity could be a fun way to engage them and provide them with an opportunity to explore their surroundings in a meaningful way.

Spring Sensory Bags

For an I spy sensory bag activity, you could fill a bag with various small objects, such as buttons or beads, and have children search for specific items using their senses.

This activity can be a fun way to develop children’s sensory skills and provide them with a fun and engaging learning experience.

Whether you’re looking to engage your senses or seek out new spring adventures, there are plenty of creative ways to make the most of this vibrant season. So why not grab a seek bag and get started today?

 

Spring Fine Motor Kit

Score Fine Motor Tools and resources and help kids build the skills they need to thrive!

Developing hand strength, dexterity, dexterity, precision skills, and eye-hand coordination skills that kids need for holding and writing with a pencil, coloring, and manipulating small objects in every day task doesn’t need to be difficult. The Spring Fine Motor Kit includes 100 pages of fine motor activities, worksheets, crafts, and more:

Spring fine motor kit set of printable fine motor skills worksheets for kids.
  • Lacing cards
  • Sensory bin cards
  • Hole punch activities
  • Pencil control worksheets
  • Play dough mats
  • Write the Room cards
  • Modified paper
  • Sticker activities
  • MUCH MORE

Click here to add this resource set to your therapy toolbox.

Spring Fine Motor Kit
Spring Fine Motor Kit: TONS of resources and tools to build stronger hands.

Grab your copy of the Spring Fine Motor Kit and build coordination, strength, and endurance in fun and creative activities. Click here to add this resource set to your therapy toolbox.

Colleen Beck, OTR/L has been an occupational therapist since 2000, working in school-based, hand therapy, outpatient peds, EI, and SNF. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. Read her story about going from an OT making $3/hour (after paying for kids’ childcare) to a full-time OT resource creator for millions of readers. Want to collaborate? Send an email to contact@theottoolbox.com.

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