Are you running out of ideas to keep your little one busy . Is he bored of doing the same activities ? Have you ever tried zip lock bag activities with your child? All of us have zip lock bags at home of different sizes.
You can use them for various activities for a baby and a toddler.
· Sensory Activities ( Sound ):
Take 3- 4 zip lock bags and fill each bag with different object, like pebbles, shells, small balls or play dough molds. Give the bags to your child and ask let him play. He will shake the bag and each bag will have a different sound. This activity will help in his hearing and differentiating different sounds. You can try with activity with babies who are four months of age and above.
· Sensory Activities ( Feel):
Take 3-4 zip lock bags and fill each bag with different objects which the child can feel. For eg., in one bag, add some paint, in the second bag add pompoms, in the third bag add glitter, in the fourth bag add some play dough. Give the bags to your child. Let him play with them. He will feel each object in the bag. You can try with activity with babies who are four months of age and above.
· Primary , Secondary and Tertiary Colours :
This is a mess free activity to make kids understand the concept of primary, secondary and tertiary colours. In three different bags, add red, yellow and blue paint. These bags will be to explain Primary colours. Take there more zip lock bags , in one bag add red and yellow paint, in the seocnd bag add red and blue paint, in the third bag add yellow and blue paint. Ask the child to rub the zip lock bag with his hand. He will see the red and yellow colour will mix and become orange, red and blue colour will change into purple, yellow and blue colour will change into green. For tertiary colours also you can do the same. In one bag, mix green and purple paint, in the second mix orange and purple and in the third mix orange and green. Let your child squish and rub the bags to see the third colour.
· Early Learning activities :
Take a marker and write numbers or alphabets on the zip lock bag. Call out the number or alphabets and ask your child to circle the correct one. Put some glitter or paint in the zip lock bags. Ask your child to trace the number or the letter.
Importance of Zip Lock bag activities for kids :
· Mess Free :
You don’t have to worry about the mess that kids make by doing zip lock bag activities. The paint or glitter doesn’t spill at all.
· Fine Motor Skills :
These activities help in the improvement of a child’s fine motor skills as the child uses his muscles to squish, squeeze and rub the zip lock bags.
· Keeps the child Busy :
Zip lock bag activities keep the child busy for a long time. You can finish your chores or have a cup of coffee in peace while your child is busy doing activities.
· Development of Sensory organs:
Zip lock bag activities are very helpful in developing the sense of touch, feel and hearing of kids.
· Not Expensive :
Zip lock bags are easily available in your house. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get your child do any activity.
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