Sensory bottles are a great way to put together a quick and easy sensory activity for your kids! If you are planning a unit study all about colors, or you are looking for a fun mess free sensory activity for your kids, you can’t go wrong with this rainbow sensory bottle activity!
This rainbow sensory bottle is so easy to set up, and your kids will have so much fun! You could incorporate this sensory bottle activity into a St. Patrick’s Day theme, color unit study, rainbow theme, or even a spring theme.
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Not sure whether you’re ready to give sensory bottles a try? Watch this short video to see how quick and easy it is to make your own!
Materials for Rainbow Sensory Bottle
- 1 Plastic Bottle
- Baby Oil
- Gold Glitter
- Multi-Colored Sequins
- Hot glue or tape to secure the bottle (optional, but recommended)
Step by Step Directions:
- Start by filling your bottle halfway with baby oil.
- Top oil with gold glitter and multi-colored sequins.
- Fill the bottle the rest of the way with water.
- Secure lid tightly.
- Seal with glue or tape if you wish.
- Shake and enjoy!
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Ideas for Using this Sensory Bottle
- Set the sensory bottle in the window or on a light table and invite kids to explore how the light bounces off the glitter and sequins in the bottle.
- Keep the sensory bottle in your science center with other rainbow and color toys for kids to explore freely.
- Place the sensory bottle in a calm down spot for kids to watch as they breathe and work on soothing themselves.
- Use the sensory bottle during circle time. Have kids pass the sensory bottle to a friend. Each friend can share what they would do if they found a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY THEME FUN WITH PRINTABLE LESSON PLANS
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
This St. Patrick’s Day theme pack includes semi-editable lesson plans and hands-on activities for a week full of math, reading, & science learning activities to explore some fun St. Patrick’s Day topics.Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set:
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I want to make these with my preschool co-op class, but is there a good source for bulk baby oil?
I don’t have a specific direction to point you in for purchasing bulk baby oil. Perhaps you can look into the wholesale club stores like Sam’s Club, Costco and BJs.
Good luck in making your sensory bottles!
This sensory rainbow bottle is a very nice and exciting invitation to play with the children.
That’s great to hear, Regina! Glad you like it.