hair gel, food coloring, glitter - my kids LOVE these! Make sure you put tape or something over the zipper side of the bag! We had problems with leaking after they were played with for a while. :) Hair gel and food coloring
Paint Bag Writing Tablet - Put some finger paint or tempera paint into a sturdy freezer ziploc bag. Seal it well and smoosh the paint around the entire bag. Children can practice writing letters or sight words.
hair gel + food coloring = great OT/sensory play (add in color and letter/sound recognition and spelling for older kids who still need the OT) Used this for my preschool class.they loved it.just make sure you tape them shut or they will pop them :)
Creation Fish lesson: Fill zip lock bags with hair gel from dollar store and add food coloring--blue if you want to make an aquarium. Squish the bags, add plastic, rubber, or foam fish, etc. Tape the bags and hang on window.
Children choose a letter out of a bucket and dab it with a bingo marker. (Different colour for each letter.) Good for letter recognition. Do something similar with numbers 1 through 10 or Can add pictures for sound recognition also
Learning basic sewing with a polystyrene plate, yarn, + plastic needle. I remember doing this with craft mesh when I was a kid and then graduating to sewing buttons by hand onto little pillows and pockets.