|Today’s challenge for sensory play was to use bubbles. However, with my toddler having chicken pox just now, I though it would be a smarter idea to keep the bubbles contained! Chicken pox and humidity don’t go well together after all!
So, we have created sensory bottles with loads of bubbles for a safe way a toddler can explore this sensory play.
As it happens, I had on hand 2 identical plastic bottles from bath bubbles so I have emptied one completely and in another one left only a little on the bottom and added a little water. I have added in one bottle red bubble bath gel and in another orange. Bottle wasn’t even half full when done. I used masking tape to secure the bottle cap. I didn’t want her to unscrew the cap and spill everything out.
Awesome thing about these bubbly sensory bottles is that bubbles actually change color when you shake the bottles and they become red / orange as the bath gel gets mixed up. As the gel settles on the bottom, bubbles are more and more white.
My toddler was most fascinated trying to find where the liquid went when she shook the bottles. She was spinning the bottles in her hands trying to see the liquid, but of course, since liquid doesn’t really stay still, it was escaping her! Funny to watch!
She tried spinning it on the floor, even nesting one bottle on another like shown on the picture in the introduction to this article. Eventually, when big sister came back from school, these bottles were turned into magic potions and there was a mention about witches. Apparently, big kids can play with these bubbly sensory bottles too!
To get a bit more background about importance of sensory play, we recommend you to read book Sensory Bins: the What, the How & the Why. It has basics covered with many play ideas, all in easy to understand language (for parents like me!). Another great book to check is 99 Fine Motor Ideas for Ages 1-5. Packed with fun things to do with toddlers and preschoolers!
|In January, we are participating in 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge with different daily sensory prompt. You can read more about this challenge over at Adventures of Adam.|
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Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.