Learning at Home: Sensory Bottles Activity

Toys and rocks for sensory bottle fillings

Give your baby a bottle with wee treasures and materials for a soothing sensory learning experience.

What You Need

  • Empty clear plastic bottles
  • Marbles, small stones, feathers, and other small household items
  • Masking tape

How to Do this Activity

Fill each bottle with a different material and tape the cap on tightly. Supervise closely and help your baby roll, shake, and tap the bottles to explore the different sounds each material makes in the bottle.

What Your Child Learns

Through this activity, your child notices differences in sound. Her eye will be drawn to the materials in the bottle, as well.

Written by: Bright Horizons Education Team

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