These themed sensory bottles are sure to be mesmerizing and calming, any time of year.
We know that sensory play is so important for a child’s development. This starts with babies, who are learning about the world while their senses are developing.
Sensory exploration can help children discover, examine, and even categorize
Sensory bottles are a fantastic way to help children from babies all the way up through preschool, kindergarten, and even adults. Not only is a sensory bottle calming calm down, but it helps develop curiosity and discovery.
These themed sensory bottles are easy to make, fun for kids to play with, and are sprinkled with lots of benefits that parents, teachers, and even therapists love!
Themed Sensory Bottles
Sensory bottles can be made out of any type of preschool theme. Our favorites include alphabet, colors, galaxy, flowers and more.
These are incredibly simple to make, as well. Another way to assist in a child’s development is to allow them to help. Assembling and creating these sensory bottles not only encourages creativity but strengthens fine motor skills as well! Another key point is that sensory bottles can be inexpensive! Use what you have around.
Here are some exciting sensory and discovery bottles.
Rainbow Discovery Bottle
We love this rainbow discovery bottle. You can even shake it! And it’s perfect for a rainbow week.
Color Mixing Sensory Bottle
One way we learn about colors and art as a child is to mix colors together. We know the three primary colors will mix together to make new colors. This bottle works in the same way as mixing paint would. This might just be my all-time favorite.
Color doesn’t have to come from actual color. This element can be added with glitter, just like these beautiful glitter jars!
Rainbow Rainfall Sensory Bottle
This rainbow rainfall sensory bottle is so fun to look at with all of the bright and exciting colors.
Musical Sensory Bottle
This sensory bottle isn’t just colorful, but it is musical too. It even sounds like a rainstick.
Color and Light Discovery Bottle
This is a sensory bottle that dazzles and is perfect for learning all about color or light.
Counting & Numbers Theme
Rainbow Bear Sensory Bottle
We love our Rainbow Bear Sensory Bottle. It is helpful for practicing colors as well as counting. Just ask how many bears they see.
New Years Discovery Bottle
This might be for New Years Eve but I can see kids loving it all year long. All of the sparkles and all of the numbers are perfect for counting!
Night Time Sensory Bottle
How gorgeous is this?!? It is dark like the sky but shimmers like the stars. Kids can use it to help them relax for bed or to practice simple math by counting the stars.
ABC Calm Down Bottle
Check out this bottle. The colorful letters practically glide through the bottle. It is mesmerizing and incredibly helpful for growing literacy and letter identification skills.
Name Recognition Sensory Bottle
The first word a child typically learns to spell is his or her name. Why not help encourage this skill with a personalized bottle just for them?
Alphabet Discovery Bottle
I like that this discovery bottle is full of variety of beads and tons of different colors and letters. This is fantastic for letter recognition and identification!
Letter Sensory Bottles
These bottles are so fun. I love the variety and how each one has different type of letters, but all will help children learn their ABCs!
Magnetic Discovery Bottle
Sensory bottles on their own are fantastic, but when you can add in another element, they are beyond amazing! This is a sensory bottle turned STEM lesson exploring magnets. It is purely fascinating!
Magnetic Field Sensory Bottle
A magnetic field sensory bottle takes magnetic sensory bottles to the next level!
Ocean animals are so amazing to watch! They are so majestic yet precise. It is my favorite part of the zoo. This bottle is a fabulous way to embrace an ocean theme!
Galaxy Discovery Bottle
The galaxy is purely mesmerizing, and this bottle is no different. The dark colors, sparkles and swirls make this bottle so beautiful!
Glow in The Dark Sensory Bottle
Anything that glows in the dark has a fascination tag on it! This discovery bottle is SO FUN! It has water beads, is incredibly easy to make, and also glows in the dark!!
Sink or Float Discovery Bottle
How interesting is it to find out if an item will sink or float. Was your guess correct? This is a great idea to help children begin to understand the concept of weight.
Fall Sensory Bottle
This is a fantastic way to encourage sensory play that goes with the season!
Desert Flower Discovery Bottle
The desert has a beautiful landscape and some amazing flowers. One way to capture nature in a bottle is by adding flowers, like this one. This can be done from any location — it can be any type of flower!
Butterfly Life Cycle Sensory Bottles
These butterfly life cycle sensory bottles are so inviting. They are perfect for teaching little learners that butterflies start as eggs, turn to a caterpillar, spin up into a chrysalis, and then become a beautiful butterfly.
Nature Sensory Bottle
Another beautiful sensory bottle filled with nature! Each child could make their own personal nature inspired sensory bottle to show just how individual they really are!
Rainstick Musical Sensory Bottle
This sensory bottle is so inviting and beautiful! All you need is to go on a nature hunt and add some rice.
Lilac Sensory Bottle
This bottle was created from a flower bush in a front yard. This is a beautiful idea. Whatever flowers or plants you have growing in your yard can fill up a sensory bottle so nicely!
Sensory Bottle Biomes
These themed sensory bottles are perfect to create one of these mini habitats: desert, aquatic, forest, grassland, and tundra.
If you have a favorite themed sensory bottle, we’d love to hear about it!