Sensory bottles are a fun, mostly visual way to explore sensory play! We’ll guide you here through steps to make first sensory bottle for beginners? Today we are going to explore what to use and how to fill them up! They are really simple to put together and only require a few supplies.
Why You Should Make a Sensory Bottle for Your Child?
Like sensory bags, sensory bottles are a great option for infants or toddlers who tend to put objects in their mouths. They can watch and notice how ingredients mix together without the mess. Older kids can be included to put bottles together and explore in a more hands-on way the mixing of ingredients.
Here is how to get started!
Basic supplies needed to create sensory bottles
Prepare in advance:
- Clear bottles – Use any size that’s easy to grasp ( we love to use VOSS Plastic Bottles but any will do!)
- Glue – You’ll definitely want to glue the top!
Ideas for sensory bottle fillers
- Colored water
- Water and oil
- Dish, hand or bath soap
Be creative when choosing the medium to fill your bottles. The ingredients you use to fill will have different effects on how the other objects move within the bottle!
Additional items to add to sensory bottles
How to Make Your First Sensory Bottle?
Follow the steps:
- Choose the filler and add-ins. Have them at hand.
- Place filler into sensory bottle.
- Place add-ins in sensory bottle.
- Close sensory bottle and seal the top with a tape or a glue.
- Give finished sensory bottle to a child to play.
- Ask questions! Different themes, different questions.
What you decide to add in determines the type of learning that will go along with sensory bottle play.
Ideas for play with sensory bottles
- Sort and learn by color
- Explore color mixing
- Learn about a theme (nature, seasons, concepts)
- Play I Spy
With a little guidance, sensory bottles can lead to lots of ideas for learning and play.
Concepts like color, letter and number recognition can be taught by identifying the objects.
Talking about how things looks and the way objects move around is great for language development.
Have fun creating your sensory bottles! They are a beautiful and fun way to explore lots of different types of learning.
Be creative and shake it up!
4 Seasons Sensory Bottles
Here are 4 sensory bottles you can make to help your baby or toddler explore changing seasons:
OTHER SENSORY BOTTLES TO MAKE AND PLAY
- Galaxy I Spy Bottle
- Transport Calm Down Sensory Bottle
- Glow-in-the-Dark Sensory Bottle
- Bubbly Sensory Bottle