Car Tracks Sensory Busy Bag

Today, I have a super simple idea for you that N absolutely adored at 3.5 years old: This Car Tracks Sensory Busy Bag is very easy to put together, easy to take along, and can be played with in different ways.

Simple and engaging portable sensory play: Car Tracks Sensory Busy Bag with toy cars and shower gel in a small bag. Fun for toddlers and preschoolers!

(N was 3 years and 6 months old.)

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Materials for Car Track Sensory Busy Bags

  • 2 Ziploc bags. One should be a little bigger than the other one but neither has to be very big.
  • Colored body wash, shampoo, shaving cream, or similar. If you’re not satisfied with the color, you could always add some paint or food coloring.
  • Toy cars that fit into the bigger bag.
  • Packing tape.

 

How to Make a Car Track Sensory Busy Bag

It’s really easy:

  1. Put the sensory material into the smaller bag. You don’t need a whole lot.
  2. Squeeze out any extra air, close the Ziploc, and secure it with a strip of packing tape.
  3. Place the smaller bag into the bigger bag with a few toy cars.

 

N was intrigued straight away and couldn’t wait to dump out the bag right after I’d filled it.

Simple and engaging portable sensory play: Car Tracks Sensory Busy Bag with toy cars and shower gel in a small bag. Fun for toddlers and preschoolers!

The first thing he did was check out the pink body wash. He spent some time making patterns with his fingers and hands.

Simple and engaging portable sensory play: Car Tracks Sensory Busy Bag with toy cars and shower gel in a small bag. Fun for toddlers and preschoolers!

The cars were next. My idea with the car tracks worked out well, they were clearly visible without any extra effort. N kept parking his cars with great gusto over and over. {I’d put three cars into the busy bag, but N thought four cars were better than three and got out an extra one 😉 }

Simple and engaging portable sensory play: Car Tracks Sensory Busy Bag with toy cars and shower gel in a small bag. Fun for toddlers and preschoolers!

He spent some time running each car over the sensory bag, parking them in different spots and making different tracks.

Simple and engaging portable sensory play: Car Tracks Sensory Busy Bag with toy cars and shower gel in a small bag. Fun for toddlers and preschoolers!

When he started losing interest a little, I showed him how to write a letter (his favorite, “N”) in the shower gel. That totally brought his attention back to his car track sensory bag, and he kept tracing the “N” with his cars and saying over and over that it was an “N for Nick” 🙂

Simple and engaging portable sensory play: Car Tracks Sensory Busy Bag with toy cars and shower gel in a small bag. Fun for toddlers and preschoolers!

 

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Here are some more awesome simple sensory activities:

Fizzy Easter Eggs

Goopy Car Park Sensory Play

Gelatin and Water Sensory Baby Play

Sensory Play with Dinosaurs

Wash the Dog Pet Sensory Activity by Pre-K Pages

Rainbow Sensory Activity for Preschoolers by Fun-a-Day

 

 

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