It doesn't have to be a bag it can be a basket or a shoe box. I use gift bags as they are cheap to purchase and I can store them easily.
You can't predict what children will choose to play with which is what makes using this activity more interesting. The contents can be changed often too when the children may loose interest after a while of exploring the items.
Here is one I have made recently:
- Silver shiny material which stretches too
- 3 different textured silver pan scourers, one of which is in the shape of a heart
- A small wood effect potpourri ball painted silver
- A dessert spoon
- A key with a home made sparkly keying and silver ribbon
- Various silver / shiny packaging materials
- Costume jewellery
- A mirror
- Shiny boxes with lids
- Small tin lids
- Visi bottle with silver glitter (see a previous post)
I made something similar at this time for my child which housed many exciting shiny items as a reward instead of sweets etc. The programme also enabled time to be spent together interacting and to develop language and listening skills.
Does any one else remember this programme?