I LOVE squish bags -- they are a fun sensory material for babies, toddlers, and children. And -- they easy to make using everyday materials most of us have around the house.
I first used squish bags with Little Miss F. during tummy time when she was a newborn. She appeared to enjoy the cool surface.
There are lots of different kinds of squish bags to make. One of my favorite squish bags is made of simple materials--baby oil and water.
Are you looking for a new activity for tummy time? Oil and Water Squish Bags engage babies in no mess tactile play. With older children the oil & water squish bag also becomes an opportunity for science. Why don't oil and water mix?
Here is the plan for creating your own Oil & Water Squish Bags at home:
Liquid Watercolor or Food Coloring
Freezer Quality Ziploc Baggies
I love that LMF will often seek out a squish bag to enjoy on her own. She knows where we keep them!
This was inspired a photograph by Play Create Explore. Unfortunately their site is no longer active.
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