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 a bubble sensory bottle with loads of bubbles.
Supplies Needed to Make a Bubble Sensory Bottle
How to Make Bubble Sensory Bottle?
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.
How to Play with Bubble Sensory Bottles?
Awesome thing about these bubble sensory bottle 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!
Extend the playtime with books about bubbles!
The book teaches basic concepts for early learning: exploring primary and secondary colors, counting numbers 1 – 10, distinguishing between sizes and identifying their nose, ears, eyes, feet and several other body parts. Bubbles, Bubbles, Everywhere! is an engaging read with rhyming words that soon your child will complete the sentences or read on his own! Find the book here: United States
The Bubble Book is a fun interactive book, for all ages, to introduce the concept of “belly breaths”. The author, Ms. Ember, is a former preschool classroom teacher and has used the concept of “belly breaths” as a way of producing calm and mindfulness in her preschool students. In her Bubble Book, she has introduced this concept of “belly breaths” in a fun and easy to understand manner that people of all ages can adopt to help produce calm and mindfulness in their own daily lives. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Children love bubbles, and they will love this book. The words flow smoothly and are easy to read, with the perfect amount of words on each page so that children can look at the illustrations, turn pages, and stay engaged. The cute, colorful illustrations portray positive interactions between diverse people in a community, which is important to me as a mom. This book also teaches gentleness and stillness by helping children to understand the fragility and evanescence of a bubble. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
What to Play Next?
- have fun blowing bubbles indoors
- enjoy water beads bath in the evening
- set up a zero sensory bin for kids
- try a new art project with gummy and cork process art