My children and some of the neighborhood kids made their own lemonade stand last summer. They made signs and advertised. I was very surprised how well they did.
They spent most of their hard earned money on cold treats from the ice cream truck. I mean… I get it!
Lemonade is the perfect summertime treat. We have an exciting activity that will get you ready for the season. It’s sure to tantalize your senses! The DIY lemon sensory bottle is perfect for sensory play and could be used as a calming device.
Learning Through Sensory Activities For Preschoolers
How to make sensory bottles
How do sensory bottles help? Our summer sensory bottle DIY can help children develop their senses, practice visual discrimination, and help regulate emotions.
What do you need to make a sensory bottle? Anything you want really! Our lemon sensory activity has very few ingredients and is super easy to make. You can even add in additional materials like water beads, glitter glue, hair gel, or even glow in the dark glue!
- What else could we put in sensory bottles?
- What are the differences between water and corn syrup?
- What do you think would happen if we put in drops of food coloring?
- What other sensory bottle ideas could use for different seasons?
What Can Preschoolers Learn While Playing With A DIY Sensory Bottle?
SUMMER SENSORY ACTIVITIES
MIXING SIMPLE INGREDIENTS IS A GREAT TIME TO INTRODUCE SCIENTIFIC VOCABULARY THAT SOMETIMES TRANSFERS TO OTHER TOPICS.
You can use vocabulary and the lemon sensory calm down bottle to learn about mixtures or solutions:
Why Is It Important For Kids To Learn Through Sensory Play?
Children are naturally curious about everything around them. Exploring with sensory bottles and bins are just another way to activate the senses while exploring any way they would like. Whether you premade sensory bottles or make your own, the sensory play is beneficial.
How To Make The Lemon Sensory Bottle For Preschool
How to Make This Homemade Lemon Sensory Bottle
Pour the glue into the warm water and stir well. This helps to minimize the amount of bubbles in the mixture.
Pour the water into the sensory bottle. Add the lemon buttons.
Fill the remainder of the bottle with water, leaving a small space so that it’s not overfilled.
Close the bottle and secure the top well. Use tape if desired around the lid.
Shake up the contents of the sensory bottle well.
Let the child explore the sensory bottle. Observe what they do as they watch the lemons move back and forth.
Some of our Favorite Lemon Themed Books for Kids:
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After your child has made their sensory project they will probably be thirsty. Have them help make a cold pitcher of lemonade and share some with family and friends!
Count the Lemons
How many lemons will you put into your plastic bottle? What if I add in 5 more? How many will you have?
Let’s take out 2. How many are left? This can be a great way to practice basic math skills.