Activities | Sensory bottles


Have you ever noticed how babies and young children are sometimes more interested in playing with everyday materials rather than the toys you have bought them? We love the idea of placing everyday objects into a plastic bottle or container so a baby or child can explore them safely, whilst also making lots of noise.

This is such a great, inexpensive sensory toy for a young child.

You will need

  • Small plastic bottle or container with lid (remember little hands are going to be holding these so a bottle that is too big will be hard for them to grasp)
  • Super glue

Ideas for contents

  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Lentils
  • Seeds
  • Popcorn kernels
  • Buttons
  • Beads
  • Pompoms
  • Sand
  • Shells
  • Pebbles
  • Glitter

To make a water one you will need a small bottle of glycerol which you can find in most supermarkets in their baking aisles. The glycerol thickens the water and slows the objects down whilst they float to the bottom of the bottle.

When you have made your sensory bottles, seal them with superglue to stop little hands from opening them. Make sure you regularly check the lids are secure and replace the bottles every few months. 


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