If you’re a parent, chances are, you’ve got access to Lego. Maybe you’ve even experienced the universal pain of stepping on a piece! If you’ve already got the supplies, this Lego Sensory Bottle is easy and inexpensive to make.
It can be a great calm down tool for kids as they sit and watch, mesmerized by the movement of the slow falling glitter, green bits, and Lego.
This sensory bottle also makes a cute decoration for a playroom or bedroom. And if you’re hosting a Lego themed birthday party, making these as a group is a fun activity. You can then allow guests to take their creations home as a party favour.
Lego Sensory Bottle:
- empty water bottle (I prefer the look of Voss bottles or craft store sensory bottles)
- clear dish soap (Dawn or LemiShine are good because they are thicker)
- Lego figurines (also called mini figs)
- white and blue Lego blocks
- small green rubber bands (like the kind you may have leftover from the Rainbow Loom craze!)
- silver glitter
- optional: Super glue to seal the bottle cap
- Pour clear dish soap into the container until it’s 2/3 full.
- Add the glitter, mini rubber bands, figurines, and Lego pieces.
- Fill the remaining space with water.
- Replace the lid. If you’re going to be using with younger kids, then I recommend that you super glue the lid in place and allow the glue to dry before giving it to your child to play with.
As with all sensory activities, adult supervision should be used at all times. Even if you have glued the lid in place, it can come off and the bottle contains small parts which are choking hazards.
Sensory and Learning Opportunities:
This Lego Sensory Bottle incorporates the visual, tactile, and proprioceptive sensory systems.
Using this visual, kids can work on concepts like colours and counting. They can also work on the math concept of guestimating by guessing how many small elastics there may be in the whole bottle by counting the amount in one section and multiplying that by the number of sections of that size that there are.
As the liquid allows items to move through more slowly than they would through water, kids can focus on the slow falling items to help them regulate their breathing. It creates a calming experience.Are you looking for other easy sensory play ideas? Join us for a five day email series on Sensory Activities and Solutions and get a free sample of our Sensory Play Recipes eBook.
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