This month I decided to put some quick and easy sensory bags in the Play-Learn-Read center.
I found the inspiration for this at Mrs. Kelly's Kindergarten blog.
Instead of hair gel I decided to use aloe because it was on clearance at the store. I also added duct tape and double bagged the aloe. These held up for about a week before they needed to be replaced. They take less than 5 minutes to make though, so I definitely think it was worth it.
Adding food coloring and glitter like the original post recommends definitely provides the contrast you need.
I included a fun literacy tip and directions. The kids love it!