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No-Mess Going on a Bear Hunt Sensory Bags

For the past several weeks, Little Sis has been requesting "Going on a Bear Hunt" as one of her bedtime stories.

Since it's been pretty chilly outside, I put together some non-messy sensory bags to bring the story to life.

Sensory play doesn't always have to be messy!
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Going on a Bear Hunt Sensory Activity

To prep for the activity, I gathered:

  • ziplock baggies
  • tape (I would highly recommend duct tape!)
  • different materials to go along with the book  

For the long wavy grass, I picked some of the ornamental grass from our garden.  
For the deep, cold river we colored some water blue.  

For mud, we dug up dirt from the garden and added water to it.  

For the snowstorm, we added some powdered sugar.  

And for the forest, we picked up some broken twigs from the yard (and when I say "we," I mean I sent my son to gather them- Ha!)

Initially, I hung up the bags on the window, so baby brother could explore, too! He loved touching the bags. 

Just make sure you double bag the mud and water !  Don't ask how I know ; )  
I printed off an image of a bear from online and stuck him in a paper bag cave.

Are you ready to go on a bear hunt?! 

Going on a Bear Hunt Sensory Bags

Going on a Bear Hunt is a book selection for Before Five In a Row.  

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