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During the summer, I often find that I look for quick and easy activity to do with my kids using stuff around the house.  Today we made sensory balls together.  They were so easy and my kids played with them for hours afterwards.  I remember making them at camp when I was young and trying to fill them with as much sand as I could.  My kids started off filling them with sand, but then wondered what else they could fill their sensory balls with.  Perhaps flour?  Maybe soapy water?  What about water beads?  The possibilities are endless.

sensory balls

We started off with some sand, funnels and balloons.  Dry sand works best since it will not clump together when filling your balloon.

sensory balls

sensory balls

We used pencils to help push the sand into the balloon.  We then squished the balloon to make it flat and make room for more sand.

sensory balls

My kids wanted their sensory ball to be lots of different colours so we added balloons on top.  They made a small cut in the balloon and then pulled it over the sand filled balloon.  Make sure to make the hole small in the balloon or it will just rip when pulling it over the other balloon.  My kids had fun flattening their sensory balls and then drawing faces on them.  They were a quick little activity that was easy and great for sensory.

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