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Sensory Soil Dig

Encourage your little one to dig in the dirt with this fun sensory activity!

Materials Needed

Sensory Soil Dig

Difficulty Level: Easy

Time Needed: 5 minutes 

Best done: Indoors/Outdoors

Messy level: Low - Medium

Bag with soil and flower

Materials Needed

  • Soil (non-treated)

  • Zipper Bag

  • Garden Animal toys (optional)

Let's Create!

  • There are two options for this soil sensory dig experience:

1. Simply dig - literally let your little one dig around in the soil. Naturally this can be a very messy option but introducing your child to getting their hands dirty is a good thing! Of course be careful to not let your child put their fingers in their mouth or (anything else) and wash them well afterwards. 

2. Soil bag discovery: grab some soil and place it in a zipper bag. If you have plastic garden animals, place them in the bag as well. Other options could be flower petals (dandelions work too), leaves etc. Close the bag tight (double-bagging might be a good idea) and let your child explore!

Other Garden Sensory Activities

Child smelling flowers

Sensory Flowers

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