We love to share creative ideas for sensory bottles. They are an easy way to explore the senses with so many different themes. This month’s sensory bottle is Nature themed and it’s a calming sensory tool that kids will love. We made our calming nature sensory bottle with items we had in our backyard but this idea could be adapted to include so many different nature-made materials.
Calming Nature Sensory Bottle
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Usually, our sensory bottles are made with recycled bottles. Some of our favorites were made with spice containers, peanut butter jars, and even popcorn containers. This sensory bottle is a little bit different because it has a handle, making it perfect for calming proprioceptive input. We had ours in the house, but you can grab a similar container here.
Inside the paint can party favor container, we added small pebbles and sticks from our backyard. I broke sticks into various sizes and had my Toddler drop them into the container. She loved this activity so much that we’ll be doing this easy eye-hand coordination activity again. The tin bottom made a satisfying “clink” sound when she added the sticks and the stones. Once our nature sensory bottle was full of nature, we popped the lid on and it was done!
Calming Sensory Bottle Idea
This was such a simple way to create a proprioception sensory tool. My kids could haul the sensory bottle around, using a hook grasp to hold the handle. The weight of the sensory bottle adds proprioception input through the carrying arm. This was a fun sensory bottle to turn over and over again as we watched the small pebbles roll and drop down between the sticks. The metal bottom of the container added auditory input. Watching those pebbles fall was very relaxing and mesmerizing!
Looking for more nature themed sensory bottles? Try some of these:
Citrus Themed Nature Discovery Bottle | Where Imagination Grows