Friday 1 April 2011


Montessori Activity: What's in the Mystery Bag? Touch Sensory Bag

Age: From 2 years old

Activity Duration: 5 - 10 minutes

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

1. To train the child's sense of touch.
2. To teach the name of items.

1. 15-20 items that your child is familiar with that have distinctive sizes, shapes and textures.
2. 1 drawstring bag

1. Put all the things into the bag, and ask your child to touch one item at a time, and guess what it is, then take the item out.

2. Then say the name of the item to your child, if he could not say its name.

3. For younger toddlers, put one item at a time in the bag, and ask your child to put his hand into the bag, touch the item and guess what it is, then take the item out.

Additional Information:
J (2Y28D) tried this for the first time this morning, but he was too excited and impatient to guess what the item was, and took out the item straight away!!!


  1. I love this work! We have a sensory container I made out of a repurposed oats container. The boys love it. Did your son like it too?

  2. Great mystery-bag lesson, Elaine! I featured your post and photo in my Traveling with Kids - Montessori-Inspired Activities post at


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