This was a simple activity to keep the kids entertained, and at the same time developing all sorts of skills from sensory to fine motor.
I decided to let the kids (aged 1.5/3) do this activity during a playgroup I organised at my place, and not only did the kids enjoy creating the bottles, but once they were sealed they were in awe of all the moving parts!
To make your own sensory bottle you just need the following bits and bobs!
- A clear bottle
- Super glue (to seal the bottle)
- Bits & Pieces to put in can vary, its totally up to you! but what I used is:
- Multi coloured Pom Pom balls
- Small Beads
- Multi coloured straws (I cut these up, so they would float around)
- Big pieces of glitter, variety of colours.
- Put all the bits into a small bowl
- Half fill the bottle with water
- If your little one will be helping out, then let him pick and choose what objects to put inside the water, along with some glitter.
- With lots of Ooo’s and Aah’s talk about colours and follow the objects down the water, if like me, you’ll be equally fascinated!
- Once you’ve got all the bits in, fill it up with water.
- Put a couple of dots of glue in the rim, and seal the bottle (fast!)
- Give it a shake and there you go!
I have no idea why our bottles went red, must have been the glitter, but it added a lovely effect.