Bubble wrap is so fun to play with on its own. But there are also a ton of different ways you can use bubble wrap with sensory play activities to entertain your child.
Sensory play with bubble wrap is inexpensive and so fun. Keep the bubble wrap from your packages to create these great activities.
18 Sensory Play Bubble Wrap Activities
1 – Bubble Wrap Stomp Painting
Kids will love to stomp around and paint with their feet wrapped in bubble wrap! I love that we are working gross motor skills in this sensory activity.
2 – Finger Gym with Bubble Wrap
Let’s exercise those fingers with a finger gym activity with bubble wrap.
3 – Mess Free Bubble Wrap Painting
A great activity for our babies and smaller kids. Paint is put behind the bubble wrap and kids can smoosh it around. So fun!
4 – Bubble Wrap Printing with Highlighters
Let the kids draw all over the bubble wrap with highlighters and then have them press a paper over it to create a print!
5 – Bubble Wrap Hopscotch
Sensory hopscotch! Love this idea to use bubble wrap. Just make sure it’s secured with tape.
6 – Learning Shapes with Bubble Wrap
A great way for kids to learn about shapes and colors all while playing with bubble wrap!
7 – Bubble Wrap Travel Game
Create your own travel game with some bubble wrap! Let the kids pop the things they can find during your travel. Such a creative idea – I love it!
8 – Bubble Wrap Road
Create a road with bubble wrap and tape. Let the kids play on it with their cars.
9 – No-Mess Bubble Wrap Roller Painting
Kids will love to paint with this bubble wrap roller! It might still make a tiny mess, but it’s so worth it!
10 – Bubble Wrap Twister Game
Twister is such a fun game, why not make it a bubble wrap twister game?
11 – Apple Stamps with Bubble Wrap
Cut the bubble wrap into apple shapes and let them create prints in green & red.
12 – Bubble Wrap Handprint Tree
Mix a few fall paint colors. Let the kids wear a bubble wrap mitt to do a handprint tree.
13 – Big Bubble Wrap Painting
Lots of fun with this big bubble wrap painting activity! Have a look and see for yourself.
14 – Bubble Wrap Sight Words
If your child is at the stage of learning sight words, why not add a sensory touch to learning? Have them pop the sight words as they go.
15 – Easy Sensory Play with Bubble Wrap
This is an easy one but beware – it can be messy! Kids love messy so this will be a hit!
16 – Bubble Wrap Stamping
I love the bubble wrap stamping idea. Kids love it just as much! There’s so much you can do with it too.
17 – Bubble Wrap Texture Walk
My daughter had a lot of fun with this one. Check the link above to see how to prevent your bubble wrap from moving all over the place and avoid some tripping!
18 – Bubble Wrap Sensory Wall
I love to make sensory walls! It looks so simple, right? But kids love it. My daughter would slide her hands over it, over & over again. And then she’d pop a few bubbles. She even took one of her cars and rolled it over the bubbles. Lots of sensory fun with a bubble wrap wall!
Is it safe for kids to play with bubble wrap?
Yes, it is safe for kids to play with bubble wrap. There are no sharp edges and the material is non-toxic. However, always supervise your child when they are playing with bubble wrap to avoid them putting it in their mouth or nose.
Can babies play with bubble wrap?
Yes, babies can play with bubble wrap. However, always supervise your child when they are playing with bubble wrap to avoid them putting it in their mouth or nose. If the bubble wrap is small enough, they could put it in their mouth and choke on it.
Why is bubble wrap good for toddlers?
Bubble wrap is good for toddlers because it helps them to develop their fine motor skills. They can also use it to explore their sense of touch and sound. Always supervise your child when they are playing with bubble wrap.
Why is bubble wrap therapeutic?
Bubble wrap is therapeutic because it can help to calm and relax people. The repetitive popping sound can be soothing and the act of popping the bubbles can be satisfying. Bubble wrap can also provide a sense of tactile stimulation which can be calming for some people.
As you can see, there are so many sensory activities that use bubble wrap. Sensory play with bubble wrap can be a fun and safe activity for kids, with adult supervision at all times.
Please note: Always supervise your child while doing a sensory play activity.