Sensory bottles for kids are an incredible tool! As a former preschool teacher, I found them to be one of the most versatile items in my entire classroom. They invite you to touch them, roll them, and explore them. Some sensory bottles are great learning activities and encourage exploration and open-ended questions.
Other sensory bottles help with sensory input and contain items that mesmerize or even provide heavy lifting opportunities. There are also sensory bottles that invite investigation and provide safe ways for young children to observe objects. Learn about even more ways to use them in this post on the what, why, and how of sensory bottles.
Here are some of the most spectacular sensory bottles with practical ways to use them for learning, sensory input, and play.
Totally awesome sensory bottles for kids to enjoy.
Use a sensory bottle to relax, take deep breaths, or just be dazzled
Explore the exciting properties of STEAM in a bottle
Learn and talk about the ocean and sea creatures
Make an extension of your favorite book
Get a glimpse of faraway galaxies
Talk about the Earth
Learn about the different types of weather
Invite little ones to safely explore small objects
Learn about the alphabet
Encourage heavy lifting and proprioceptive input
Explore with color and light
Talk through emotions and feelings with a little one
Learn about the mysteries of science
Use creativity and make items that glow in the dark
Sensory bottles and discovery bottles have endless opportunities for discovery and exploration!
Katie T. Christiansen is the writer behind Preschool Inspirations and mom to three precious kiddos. She is a former preschool administrator and teacher turned to homeschool mama. She is admittedly addicted to making new and tantalizing discovery bottles, for her kids and even herself. Find more about Katie’s explorations on her blog, facebook, or pinterest.
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