I hope you have all had a fantastic week and enjoy your weekend. This week has bene very busy work wise hence the lack of posts , I will get there eith uploading regularly with the right schedule.
Todays blog will be how to make a DIY sensory bottle and ideas on how to fill them. They are cheap to make and beneficaial to all children of different needs and ages.
What you will need for a musical sensory bottle :
1. A plastic bottle with a lid.
2. Superglue and small paint brush
3. Rice or pasta
In a clean plastic bottle place pasta or rice half way until the bottle is full. Ensure you spread on super glue to the bottle and tighten on the lide and leave to dry. Your child will enjoy hearing the noises the different bottle make when shook. You can use them during rhyme time or to distract them when upset.
What you will need for calming sensory bottles
1. A plastic bottle with a lid
2. Super glue and paint brush
4. Food colouring
5. Sequins or buttons to match the food colouring
Fill the bottle with water to the top add the food colouring and the coloured buttons to the water. Superglue the lid on and leave to dry. When dry your child wil enjoy watching the sequins or buttons move around in the water. This is an excellent sensory object for your child.
Older children can identify the different colours in the bottles , count the bottles identify shapes in the bottles developing math skills. Social skills can be progressed as turn taking can take places by pasisng the bottles to each other taking turns and waiting. Children can touch the bottle inndifferent ways by shaking , hitting and tapping the bottles listening to the different noises.
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Love Mamma x