There’s something so magical about being a little kid, looking outside, and seeing snow falling from the sky! It’s such a peaceful and mesmerizing experience. Making sensory bottles is easily one of our favorite activities! Snowflake Winter Sensory Bottle for Preschoolers are the perfect way to captivate the attention of your little ones and capture the spirit of winter into a bottle!
What Are Sensory Bottles?
Simply put, a sensory bottle is a bottle that when turned or shaken stimulates the senses. Sensory bottles are also known as calm down bottles because the slow, gentle movement of the contents can be mesmerizing and soothing for an upset child.
To create a sensory bottle you need liquid and a filler!
- Liquid: A combination of water and another liquid such as clear glue, glitter glue, hair gel, oil, or corn syrup make the base of a sensory bottle. Food coloring can be added to the liquid to create a colorful sensory bottle!
- Filler: Fillers like glitter, confetti, sequin, beads, or small toys are added to the liquid in a sensory bottle.
How To Make A Winter Sensory Bottle:
- One 16 oz plastic storage, sensory, or empty water bottle
- Two or three 6 ounce bottles of clear Elmer’s Glue
- About 1 cup of warm water
- About 1 tablespoon of glitter or confetti (optional)
- Toys (optional)
Pour one 6 ounce bottle of glue into the empty clear bottle.
Fill the empty glue bottle about halfway full (around 1/4 of a cup) with warm water. Put the lid on the glue bottle and shake it up to mix the water and the excess glue.
Pour the mixture from the glue bottle into the clear sensory bottle. Shake or stir to combine the water and glue.
If you are planning on adding glitter or toys to your bottle, add some of them in. (Adding some snowflake shaped toys or glitter can make this into a snowstorm sensory bottle!)
Place the lid onto the sensory bottle and shake the bottle to mix the glitter, toys, glue, and water.
If the glitter and toys move too quickly, add in more clear glue. If the glitter and toys move too slowly, add in more warm water.
Continue to add toys, glitter, water, and glue in small amounts until you have achieved your desired consistency of liquid and amount of toys and glitter in your bottle.
Leave a small amount of space at the top so your liquid does not overflow.
Once you are happy with the way your sensory bottle looks, glue the top on to seal it.
You can cover the lid with winter theme duct tape, or decorate it however you would like!
Planning for a Winter Theme? We’ve done all the work for you!
We now have interactive thematic lesson plans for toddlers (18-35 months) AND preschoolers (3-5 years)! Get ready for fun and learning with unit lesson plans for your WINTER THEME. Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities! Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners. For more information, click on the graphics below: