Short Sensory Bag

Sensory Bag with gloves, scrubs and spiky balls

The following video is a quick example of touch sensitivity and discrimination and how the sensory bag assists with desensitization, discrimination and body awareness. The boy gets up from his chair after wearing the glove, this is due to his body not being able to process the touch input without overreacting or being overstimulated. By completing this activity once a day for 30 days, this reaction will diminish. The boy’s nervous system will learn how to react to new touch input without causing dysregulation by more exposure. 



This activity targets your child’s:

  • Sense of touch and body awareness 
  • Crossing over the middle of the body
  • Allowing the touch system to be less sensitive 
  • Social play with others 
  • Self-confidence 


It helps with:

  • Building self-esteem
  • Increasing positive social interactions
  • Improving attention
  • Enhancing motor skills
  • Controlling emotions 
  • Transitions during the game
  • Becoming the boss of their own body & needs! 


EVERYONE can play along, however, it is best for those with:

  • Sensitivity to touch, sound, sight
  • Difficulty differentiating touch
  • Problems with finger and hand skills


For a more detailed description of how to do this activity with your son or daughter,
watch Mr. John here: