Make some Christmas Sensory Bottles
Sensory bottles are great for younger children. You might have seen them before – filled with all sorts of interesting things such as buttons, beads, water & glitter, rice…
So today’s idea is to make some sensory bottles on a Christmas theme!
What you’ll need:
- Plastic bottles (with lids) – these can be individual pop bottles, or the larger 2 litre ones… really whatever you have to hand!
- Miscellaneous Christmassy items (ideas below)
- Glitter/ sequins/ food colouring
- Strong glue & sticky tape
Christmassy item ideas:
- Sprigs off the Christmas tree
- Jingle bells
- Decorative beads (the type you can pop on the tree)
- Pieces of candy cane
- Fake snow
What to do:
First, soak your bottles to remove any ugly labels! You want to be able to see inside.
Next, pop some christmassy items into a bottle. You can either mix lots of different items together in one bottle, or make individual bottles with different individual items (for example: one with tinsel in it, one with jingle bells, and one with fake snow etc).
Now you could finish here. Pop the lid back on (securely) and use glue and/or tape to fix it in place. OR, if you wish, you can fill the bottle with water, so that the items inside float around. Try adding a few drops of food colouring to the water or popping in some glitter as well. Alternatively, you could make a bottle with only water and sequins inside. Just be very careful to seal up your bottles tight – you don’t want leaks!
Additional warning – with home made sensory bottles, I find that extra supervision may be required, just in-case the children do manage to open the bottle and try to drink the contents!
I hope you enjoy this super simple DIY activity! Please pop back tomorrow for another Activity!