“Where are all the Easter eggs? I can’t find them!” “Son, they are everywhere. Look for them.”
Sometimes my kids can’t ‘find’ things that are right in front of their eggs.
Yes, that includes colorful, plastic eggs filled with delicious treats. A great way to practice their focusing and observation skills is by playing fun games like I Spy.
Our Easter I Spy Sensory Bottle is a great way to develop descriptive language skills, math concepts, and fine motor skills. This changeable DIY activity can be easily made and recreated based on what supplies are available.
Learning About DIY Sensory Bottles:
Making sensory bottles with preschoolers
SENSORY PLAY AND HANDS ON EXPERIENCES ARE IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. SENSORY BINS AND BOTTLES CAN BE USED IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS.
There are so many different options of materials to use in a sensory bottle. Glitter, water beads, hair gel, glow in the dark toys, food coloring. The materials for sensory bottles can be dry items, wet, or a combination of both.
In addition to learning about Easter here are some more ideas for what you can teach about using the sensory Easter activity :
- A calm down sensory bottle intervention
- Identifying colors and shapes
- Developing fine motor skills by shaking, turning, and pinching
- Using descriptive language to describe items they find
How Do Sensory Bottles Help Preschoolers:
sensory bottle ideas
EASTER SENSORY ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS CAN GO WAY BEYOND THE SPECIAL DAY. MAKE SENSORY BOTTLES (DIY) ALL YEAR LONG TO EXPLORE THEMES AND SKILLS. DEVELOP LANGUAGE AND CONVERSATION SKILLS BY ASKING QUESTIONS LIKE:
- What sounds do you hear when you shake the bottle?
- What other Easter theme items could we put in the I Spy bottle?
- What would happen if we added warm water to the plastic bottle?
- What other type of DIY I Spy bottles could we make?
- How could we make a similar fun Easter sensory bin?
Why Is It Important For Kids To Do Sensory Activities?
Besides the fact that kids love arts and crafts projects, there are so many other reasons you should make discovery bottles with your children.
How To Make The Easter Sensory Bottle
How to Make This Activity
- Wide mouth sensory bottle
- Green paper shredded
Fill the sensory bottle with the paper shred and the buttons. Do not overfill. You’ll want the contents to move around somewhat freely.
Close the bottle well. Shake up the bottle gently.
Invite the child to explore and observe the sensory bottle, finding the items like: Easter eggs, chicks, butterflies, flowers, lambs, and grass.
Place the ingredients in a ‘Easter Basket’ sensory bin and let children create their own Easter activity for kids. They can scoop, secure and shake to their hearts’ delight.