Are you looking for a sensory play activity that will help your kids with their letter recognition too? Then, this Letter Sensory Bottle is perfect for you! This sensory activity is very easy to make and there are so many different ways to use it.
Letter Sensory Bottle:
What are sensory bottles? An engaging way to encourage non-messy sensory play is by using a sensory bottle. A sensory bottle is simply a plastic bottle that can be sealed and filled with a material that can move like water, rice, or sand. There are often different types of objects to keep your child engaged too.
Getting Ready To Make The Letter Sensory Bottle:
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- “I Spy Letters” Recording Sheet
What Else Is Needed:
- 16.9 oz Sensory Bottle
- 1 (5oz.) Bottle of Elmer’s Clear Glue
- Alphabet Beads
- Colorful Beads
- Copy Paper
- Tape or Glue (optional)
- Funnel (optional)
If you want to use this sensory bottle to practice letter recognition with your kids, click on the pencil below to download and print the “I Spy A Letter” recording sheet.
How To Make The Letter Sensory Bottle:
This sensory bottle is so easy to make, your kids can help. First, pour the glue into the bottle.
Next, add the alphabet beads and the colorful beads. If your children are helping you, it may be easier for them to pour them into the bottle using a funnel.
After adding the beads, fill the remainder of the bottle with water. You may want to glue the top on or put a piece of tape (such as duct tape) around to connect the top to the bottle so your kids can’t open it.
Finally, shake the bottle well to get the beads moving around.
How To Use The Letter Sensory Bottle:
Children need to be under adult supervision when playing with this sensory bottle.
There are so many fun ways to use this sensory bottle. Here are just a few learning activities that your kids are sure to like:
- As your kids identify the letters in the bottle, they can use the “I Spy Letters” recording sheet to mark off the ones that they find.
- While you are reading an alphabet book to your kids, have them find the letters in the bottle as you read about them in the book.
- If your children know all of the letters, you can practice letter sounds by giving them a sound and having them find the letter.
- To work on letter formation, your kids can practice writing the letters that they see in the bottle. (I use a dry erase board and marker for this activity.)
- After your kids say the name of a letter that they see, you can ask them for a word that begins with that letter.
- To practice spelling, you can give your children a word and then they can find the letters in the bottle to spell that word.
This Letter Sensory Bottle is so easy to make and fun to play with everyday. Your are sure to love learning their ABC’s as through this sensory play activity.
Pin It For Later:
Do you want to save this sensory bottle for later? Pin this to your sensory activities board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!
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Download The Freebie:
Click on the pencil below to download and print the free “I Spy Letters” Recording Sheet!