Looking for meaningful ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Even if you’re not Irish, it’s hard to avoid the glittery green holiday that sort of perks up a sometimes ‘blah’ month. Celebrating with kids is fun because they’re just learning traditions, vocabulary, and tall tales associated with the fun holiday.
This St. Patrick’s Day sensory bottle DIY for Preschoolers is the perfect easy project you can make together, and then your kids can enjoy it for the rest of the month! Sensory bottles provide tons of meaningful development for preschoolers. I love this one because it’s made out of dry ingredients, so it sort of changes the sensory experience into one of sound and texture. Enjoy making this project as you spend time with your little ones!
Learning About DIY Sensory Bottles:
MAKING SENSORY BOTTLES WITH PRESCHOOLERS
SENSORY PLAY IS A CRUCIAL COMPONENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. YOU CAN MAKE AND USE SENSORY BOTTLES TO USE A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS.
This sensory bottles uses strictly dry ingredients. If we’re making them as a class, I like to give each student a paper plate for the ingredients.
In addition to learning about St. Patty’s Day, the sensory bottle provides other benefits:
- Soothing sounds to use to calm down or relieve anxiety
- Fine motor by shaking, grabbing, flipping, turning, etc.
- Stimulates curiosity
What Can Preschoolers Learn From Sensory Bottles?
EASY SENSORY BOTTLES
ST. PATRICK’S DAY ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS CAN GO WAY BEYOND THE SPECIAL DAY. MAKE SENSORY BOTTLES ALL YEAR LONG TO EXPLORE THEMES AND SKILLS.
I created this sensory bottle without water, glue or hair gel. The intent was to provide a hearing sensory experience as the items clink and clank around in the bottle.
Encourage language development while children are playing with the sensory bottle:
- What items do you see?
- Which objects make the most noise? Least?
- What happens if you shake the bottle?
- Is it different when you roll the bottle?
- Can you make the items in the bottle move quietly? Loudly? Fast? Slow?
How To Make the St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bottle
How to Make the Activity
- Plastic Bottle with Lid
- Green Sugar Sprinkles
- Fancy Sprinkles
- Gold Coins
Making this St. Patrick Day sensory activity is super easy! No free printable, water or glue required!
- Pour green sprinkles into the clean/empty sensory bottle.
- Top with the fancy sprinkles.
- Finally, add the gold coins.
- Shake! Roll! Flip!
*Optional: Secure lid with glue.
This St. Patrick’s Day preschool activity is intended to activate the sense of sound, as the sprinkles and coins clink and clank around the bottle.
Place the ingredients in a ‘pot of gold’ sensory bin and let children create their own St. Patrick’s Day activity for kids. They can scoop, secure and shake to their hearts’ delight.