One of the simplest forms of sensory play for young children is a sensory bottle. And when you add holiday elements to your bottles, you have the perfect way to celebrate an occasion. This simple Easter sensory bottle features classic holiday elements, allowing your child to celebrate Easter and have a little bit of educational fun at the same time.
Easter Sensory Bottle:
- plastic water bottle (Voss bottles or craft store sensory bottle)
- purple glitter
- pastel baby chicks
- mini coloured foam eggs
- pastel sequins
- clear dish soap (Dawn or LemiShine soap are good options because they have a thick consistency)
- optional: Superglue or hot glue to seal the bottle cap
- Pour the clear soap into the sensory bottle until it’s around 2/3 of the way full.
- Add the glitter, baby chicks, foam eggs, and pastel sequins to the bottle.
- Fill the rest of the container with water.
- If you plan on gluing the lid to keep the bottle from reopening, add hot or Superglue glue to the inside of the lid, then replace the lid on the bottle. Otherwise, you can simply put the lid back on.
Easter Sensory Bottle Play and Learning Activities
This sensory bottle is perfect for encouraging interactive play with young children. But keep in mind that your child should always be supervised by an adult as they play. Even if the lid is glued to the top of the bottle, it could come off. And since the pieces inside could be a choking hazard, it’s important to keep an eye on your child as they’re playing with their bottle.
Try these play activities to give your kids a chance to use their visual, tactile, and proprioceptive sensory systems as they learn:
- Seek and find. Shake up the Easter sensory bottle and let your child search through the items as they float to find different elements inside. Ask your child what they see and let them point out the different pieces inside the bottle.
- Count the eggs and chicks. As the eggs and chicks float around the bottle, let your child count each item to see how many eggs and chicks are inside.
- Calm a busy mind. The Easter holiday can often cause sensory overload for young kids. Creating this Easter sensory bottle is the perfect way to calm your child when they’re feeling overwhelmed. Simply shake the bottle to mix up the elements inside, then let your child watch the pieces as they float around inside.
Some other Easter sensory activities: