We love to play with sensory bottles. Sensory bottles are an amazingly simple way to explore, calm, and investigate. This round ups of sensory bottles inspired me to share creative ways to make sensory bottles. If you are looking for a sensory play idea that is mess-free and can be used as a learning tool as well as a therapy tool, then sensory bottles are the way to go.
What is a sensory bottle?
Featured post: These Waterbead sensory bottles from Living Montessori Now are beautiful! I love the bright colors that waterbeads provide. We’ll definitely be making these!
How to make a sensory bottle:
Adding a learning component by dropping in:
You can use items like foam letters and numbers, dominoes, foam craft sheets, or magnets.
More ways to make Sensory Bottles:
Add flowers (My Little 3 and Me) or other items from nature for exploration.
Use cooking oil (Happy Hooligans) to make beautiful ocean-like waves. You can even add themed items to the liquid to make an ocean discovery bottle (The Imagination Tree).
Instead of liquid additions, add colored items to make rainbow bottles (Fun at Home with Kids). You can even add a glowing component (Kids Activities Blog) to the bottle for nighttime calming.
Sensory bottles can had a learning aspect too. Add letters to make a find and seek bottle (The Jenny Evolution) or sight words.
We’ve used sensory bottles as a sensory tool many times. Along with crayon play dough, they are one of our favorite ways to to get proprioceptive input through play.