Mystery bags are typically popular sensorial materials in Montessori schools and homeschools. They’re often used with geometric solids, but I love that they can be used for many different activities. They’re a great way to add interest to many sensorial activities.
Today, I’m sharing a number of ideas for DIY Montessori mystery bags, including DIY drawstring bag tutorials (both sewn and no-sew drawstring bags), ideas for a variety of mystery bag activities, and mystery bag presentations.
DIY Drawstring Bag Tutorials for Montessori Mystery Bags
Mystery Bag Tutorial from Montessori by Hand
How to Make Versatile Drawstring Bags from Martha Stewart
Easy Cotton Drawstring Bag from Better Homes and Gardens
How to Make a Simple Drawstring Bag from Love Me Sew
Beginner Sewing Projects – A Drawstring Bag Tutorial from Melly Sews
How to Make a Simple Drawstring Pouch … No Sewing Required from Instructables
No Sew Drawstring Bag from The Happier Homemaker
How to Make a No-Sew Drawstring Bag from eHow
Montessori Mystery Bag Ideas and Presentations
Mystery Bag from Montessori Primary Guide
The Mystery Bag from Shu-Chen Jenny Yen’s Online Montessori Albums
Mystery Bag from Montessori World
The Mystery Bag Sensorial Activity Ideas for the Montessori Classroom from North American Montessori Center
Blindfold Works (Photo) and Mystery Bag with Large Clay Letters at Inspired Montessori and Arts at Dundee Montessori
Early Sensorial – The Mystery Bag from How We Montessori
Montessori Mystery Bag Lesson from Confessions of a Montessori Mom
Montessori Sensorial: Mystery Bag from Carrots Are Orange
Mystery Bag! Exploring Rough and Smooth by Marnie from Carrots Are Orange at Learn with Play at Home
Mystery Bag with a Twist from Montessori Messy
Montessori Mystery Bag: DIY Montessori Materials from Montessori for Infants and Toddlers
Mystery Bag from Just Montessori
Mystery Bag from Montessori Mama
Mystery Bag from Montessori Works
Fabric Mystery Bag from Making Montessori Ours
Money Tight Montessori: Mystery Bag from Molly Makes Do
Continent Puzzle Pieces in Mystery Bag from Montessori Album
How Great Are Mystery Bags? from An Everyday Story
Traditional Montessori: Mystery Bag from The Wonder Years
Vegetables in Our Mystery Bag Matching Work on the Sensorial Shelf from Trillium Montessori
The Mystery Bag from Itty Bitty Love
The Stereognostic Bag by Jessie from The Education of Ours at Mommy Moment
Mystery Bag from Montessori Commons
Mystery Bag from My Montessori Journey
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Martianne Stanger says
As always, thank you for sharing such a wonderful collection of ideas. I love how you put everything together thematically in one post for reference. Awesome! Thank you for offering the link up, too, so we can gain ideas and inspiration from one another.
Thank you for hosting! Have a great week 🙂
Yuliya Fruman says
I love providing mystery bags for my son! We did a simple version last week, and he really enjoyed exploring the items in here. Thank you for putting this together – I look forward to all of the inspiration! And of course, thank you for hosting this linky party!
Hi Deb! I’m loving your Montessori Monday! I’m getting the hang of it and it’s been great to see my page views increasing since participating in the link up (and lovely to browse through some other blogs as well).
Learning is the Game says
I love using mystery bags. I use to teach at an environmental science camp in MA, and very week we would go on night hikes. I always brought a mystery bag full of stuff and the kids loved trying to guess what was in the bag. Thanks for sharing!
These look like so much fun! I can’t wait to do this activity tomorrow with my kids. 🙂
Thank you for an opportunity to link up!! What a wonderful collection of mystery basket ideas!
Your montessori mondays are so interesting! Thank you for the opportunity to share!
Elaine G says
Thanks for this Deb! I gave you a shout out on my post today — http://plantingpeas.wordpress.com/2014/09/20/jesus-heals-bartimaeus-bible-unit-study/. God bless!
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