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.

– Life Over C's Easter I Spy sensory bottle for kids

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Materials for the Easter Sensory Bottle for Kids

“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.

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
– Life Over C's Easy Easter Sensory Bottles DIY

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?
– Life Over C's Easter buttons for easter I Spy bottle for kids

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.

Fine Motor Skills: Pinching, cutting, pouring, shaking. These are all skills that children use when using sensory activities. Whether its slime, playdough, calm down jars, or water bottles with glitter, our littles are working their finger muscles.

Language Skills: Even babies and toddlers can be introduced to new vocabulary by engaging in sensory activities with adults. Children get opportunities to talk about how things feel, sound, taste, smell, and look.

Exploring: Exploration is important for little minds to problem solve and make connections. Sensory activities bring about a way to explore with sense and prompt children to ask questions.

Encouraging Experimenting: Sensory activities can persuade children to experiment and brainstorm. What happens if I add more glue? Will the beads move faster or slower if I add water? How can I make my slime sticker? Experiment with different materials can ignite higher order thinking skills.

How To Make The Easter Sensory Bottle

Supplies:

  • Wide mouth sensory bottle
  • Green paper shredded

Directions:

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.

Extend the Activity

Sensory Bin

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.

I Spy Board Game

Try out our Easter ‘Flip’ I Spy board game for more opportunities to play detective with the fluffy bunny.

Picture Matching

Explore more Easter sensory ideas with our matching Easter Eggs sensory bin.

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– Life Over C's Easter I Spy sensory bottle for kids

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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