Thursday, 14 May 2015

Sensory Bottles

Sensory bottles are fun, easy to make, and can be used to teach numbers, letters, colours, shapes, density…almost anything you can think of. The great thing is that kids can be involved in the creative process, they can come up with ideas of what to put inside or themes for each sensory bottle.

I’ve seen that some use hair gel to make the bottles, but to be honest I haven’t tried it yet. I made ours with water and glycerin (it can be replaced with baby oil).

How to make sensory water bottles:
  • find a bottle, wash it properly and peel the labels off; 
  • half fill the bottle with water;
  • add 1-2 tablespoons of glycerin;
  • add small toys, erasers, sequins, rubber bands, beads, google eyes, pompoms, marbles…
Make sure you seal the bottle with super glue or a glue gun, because there are curious kids who will stop at nothing to get the things out of there.

Here’s the first bottle I made – we’ll use it to practise colours with the “I Spy With My Little Eye” game.


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