Chia Sensory Bags / Pockets

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My children love to explore things! I made this super easy Chia pocket / sensory bag for my 12 month old and my 6 year old totally loved it too!

sensory bag

To make the chia sensory bag you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of chia
  • 2 cups of water
  • a gallon ziplock bag
  • duct tape (optional)

Open your ziploc and pour in the chia and water. Zip the ziplock closed and leave to stand 30 min. Best results are leaving it overnight in fridge. Your chia at this point has absorbed the water and become all gel like.

Open your ziploc and then close it again trying to get out as much air as you can. At this point you can optionally duct tape the opening closed to avoid the accidental opening by children.
making hand prints in chia gel

The chia gel makes a great medium to make prints in either by poking with the finger or pressing an entire hand down.prints sensory

All in all it is just a super amount of fun to poke at! I couldn’t resist joining in the fun!
hand print in gel sensory bag

We could even part the chia!drawing a stripe in chia gel

I managed to capture a few moments of play with the chia sensory bag. Take a look!

Other activities we have done with chia include making slime! and a rather gooey sensory experience! We have even played with them as is!

(and if you are wondering that is cloud dough the kids are playing with in the background of the video, hence the little bit of floury hands!)

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  1. I made this bag for my son, he enjoyed playing with it. But after a few days this bag was stinking so bad !! Alert, one you finish playing with it, throw it away!

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