Sensory bottles for babies, toddlers and preschoolers

Making sensory bottles for babies and toddlers is so much easier than you would think! Kids love shaking and moving these discovery bottles around as they watch (or listen!) to the objects inside move around. Below I have listed some of our favourite sensory bottle activities.

sensory bottles for babies, toddlers and preschoolers

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There are so many benefits to sensory bottles for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Sensory play helps young children learn about the world around them through visual perception, auditory discrimination, and more.

Sensory bottles are also a great way to learn about subjects such as - math, reading, science, social skills, and language. Sensory bottles also make great calm down jars for older kids. Read our article on the importance of sensory play to find out more. 

If you're new to sensory bottles, you will love these sensory bottle ideas below!

Scroll down below to see the full list of sensory bottles for kids!

discovery bottles, sensory bottles and calm down jars

Making sensory bottles is so easy. Here is a link to our favourite voss water bottles that you will see use in lots of the sensory bottle ideas below.

20 Sensory Bottles for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Ocean Themed Sensory Bottles

Ocean Sensory Bottle : This ocean themed sensory bottle is so fun! Kids will love pointing out all the fish as they move around the bottle.

ocean sensory bottles for babies and toddlers

Shamrock Sensory Bottle

Shamrock Sensory Bottle: If you are planning on celebrating St Patricks Day then this sensory bottle with shamrock confetti is perfect!

shamrock sensory bottle for toddlers

Spider Sensory Bottle

Spider Sensory Bottle : Celebrate Halloween with this spooky spider sensory bottle. It looks so creepy! Will your little one love it or hate it!

spider sensory bottles for babies

Rainbow Bear Sensory Bottle

Rainbow Bear Sensory Bottle by Preschool Inspirations: This is such a fun sensory bottle for toddlers and preschoolers! This one is great for counting and identifying colors.

rainbow bear sensory bottles for toddlers

Galaxy Calm Down Bottle

Galaxy Calm Down Bottle by Preschool Inspirations: A cool sensory bottle in the theme of space! Watch the stars and glitter float as you move it around.

galaxy calm down jar

Foolproof Calm Down Bottle

Foolproof Calm Down Bottle by Mama Instincts: Great sensory bottle for beginners! It's so simple but so fun to play with.

calm down bottle

Star Wars Sensory Bottles

Star Wars Sensory Bottles by Little Bins for Little Hands: PERFECT for any star wars fans out there! it looks just like a cool light saber.

star wars sensory bottles

Pokemon Sensory Bottle

Pokemon Sensory Bottle by Parenting Chaos: Gotta catch em all! Kids will love pretending they've caught their own pokemon in this cool sensory bottle.

pokemon sensory bottle

Dinosaur Sensory Bottle

Dinosaur Sensory Bottle by 730 Sage Street: Not much is cooler than dinosaurs! Dinosaur fans everyone will beam with excitement when they see this one.

dinosaur sensory bottles for toddlers

Minion Sensory Bottle

Minion Sensory Bottle by Little Bins for Little Hands: If you have despicable me fans, this is a must. So easy to put together with endless hours of fun!

making minion sensory bottles

Glow in the Dark Sensory Bottle

Glow in the Dark Sensory Bottle by Preschool Inspirations: This is possibly my favourite on this list! Water beads and glow sticks makes for a really fun sensory bottle.

glow in the dark sensory bottles

ABC Sensory Bottle

ABC Sensory Bottle by Parenting Chaos: Practice letter recognition with preschoolers! If you can get the letters to line up right, you could even practice some simple spelling.

abc sensory bottles toddlers

Snowflake Sensory Bottle

Snowflake Sensory Bottle by Mommy Evolution: Pretend the snow is falling in this fun snowflake sensory bottle! Kids will love this one during the winter season.

snowflake sensory bottles

Seashell Sensory Bottle

Seashell Sensory Bottle by Arty Crafty Kids: This one is technically a shaker bottle, but so fun nonetheless. Shake it up and see what happens!

making seashell sensory bottles

Fall Sensory Bottle

Fall Sensory Bottle by Kids Craft Room: This fall sensory bottle is pretty cool during the fall season. Kids will love watching the different plants float around.

fall discovery bottles

Monster Sensory Bottle

Monster Sensory Bottle by Fantastic Fun and Learning: Kids of all ages will love helping put this one together! It's a monster themed bottle they get to decorate, afterall.

monster sensory bottles

Water Bead Sensory Bottles

Water Bead Sensory Bottles by Parenting Chaos: Water beads are a fun item inside sensory bottles and this is no exception. Get kids involved and it doubles as a great colour sorting activity!

water bead sensory bottle activity ideas

Acorn Sensory Bottles

Acorn Sensory Bottles by The Educators' Spin on it: This is a fun game that doubles as a sensory bottle! See how many letters you can find between the acorns.

acorn abc discovery bottle

Lego Sensory Bottles

Lego Sensory Bottles by Little Bins for Little Hands: You'd be surprised how many activities you can do with legos - sensory bottles included. This is a fun one to watch float around.

lego sensory bottles

Magic Color Discovery Bottles

Magic Color Discovery Bottles by Nerdy Mama: The colours in this bottle are pretty cool! I think it looks like a fun princess theme too.

magic color glitter discovery bottles

Button Sensory Bottle

Button Sensory Bottle by Frogs, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails: This one is great for younger kids as they identify all the different colors of the buttons. A very simple one to put together, too!

button sensory bottles for babies and toddlers

Rice Sensory Bottle

Rice Sensory Bottle by Mama Instincts: Lastly is a fun rice sensory bottle! Great for babies and toddlers - they'll love shaking up the bottle to make sounds.

rice sensory bottles for babies and toddlers

We hope you found some great sensory bottle ideas to try! Kids will have so much fun with any number of these sensory bottles for babies, toddlers or preschoolers. Don't forget they make great calm down jars too!

making sensory bottles for babies, toddlers and preschoolers

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