Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ocean in a Bag

As part of our ocean theme, I thought it would be fun to make an ocean in a bag with the kids. 

We used a gallon ziploc bag and filled it with some sand, sea shells, sea snails, plastic table topper fish and shells (from Target). We then added a few pumps of hand lotion and added a few drops of blue food coloring. We mixed the hand lotion with the food coloring by rubbing the baggie. Lastly, we added a bit of baby oil for good measure. 

The kids had a blast playing with their ocean. It makes for a great fine motor activity :)

(I do recommended doing this activity on a tray, as the baggie might rip, especially if you add sea shells or snails)

Beneath the Rowan Tree


  1. What a great idea! Saw you on linky party and now gfc following you, would love it if you popped by my blog, Karima :)

  2. This is so fun!! Maybe a little less messy then a sensory box, too! Thanks for linking up!