Make Your Own Feely Bags

This activity is a good and simple sensory activity for children of all ages to explore.

You will need:

  • Re-sealable food bags
  • Tin of beans
  • Tin of spaghetti
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Shaving foam (more suitable for older children)
  • Angel delight
  • Jelly
  • Tin of sweetcorn


Open the tins and empty the contents into a re-sealable food bag, press out the air and seal the bag, ensuring there are no leaks. Next spray some shaving foam into a bag, again sealing it and ensuring it does not leak.

Make up the angel delight and set the jelly and also place them into their own food bags. Give the bags to the children to explore, see what the contents look and feel like and how they move within the bags. This is a nice way for children to explore messy play activities without getting messy, which can also benefit children who do not have the confidence to participate in messy play activities.

Areas of learning covered:

  • Personal and Social development
  • Language, Literacy and Communication skills
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7 thoughts on “Make Your Own Feely Bags

  1. Thank you for your comment. To avoid suffocation ensure the freezer bags are properly sealed and children are being supervised at all times. If you are still concerned about suffocation you can adapt the activity by using smaller bags and further sealing the bags with selotape making them harder for young children to open, or avoiding this activity with very young children.

  2. Excellent activity. The children loved it. Make sure you have strong bags although it did add fun to the activity.

  3. Fab activity my one year olds at work loved it! They got a bit excited and few bags of jelly exploded across the floor. But it was fun!!

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