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St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bottle

Are you looking for holiday-themed sensory activities for your kids? This bright, colorful St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bottle can be used as an engaging and entertaining sensory tool for your kids.


Sensory Ideas for Kids


St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bottle:

Sensory bottles are a great way to teach your young children how to self-regulate. When they become overstimulated, your kids can grab the sensory bottle, shake it, and watch it settle.


If your children are always moving or fidgeting while you are reading a story or teaching a lesson, they can flip and shake a sensory bottle while they still listen to you to help keep them focused. 


Calm Down Bottle


What Is A Sensory Bottle?

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 Use St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bottle:

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What’s Needed:

  • Sensory Bottle (about 16 oz.) 
  • 1 Teaspoon of Green Water Beads
  • Green Beads
  • Water
  • Plastic Gold Coins
  • Bowl
  • Colander
  • Tape or Glue (optional)


Sensory Bottle


How To Make The St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bottle:

To begin making this sensory bottle for your kids, pour the water beads into a bowl and add 1 cup of water.


Holiday Sensory Activity


Next, set the bowl aside and allow the water beads to absorb the water till they reach their full size. If the water beads absorb all the water, you may want to add a little more.


St. Patrick's Day Sensory Play


Next, use a colander to drain the water beads. Then, scoop some of the water beads into the bottle.


Water Beads for Sensory Play


After putting some of the water beads in the bottle, add the beads and coins. Then, add more water beads. You want to fill the bottle about ¾ full with items.


St. Patrick's Day Sensory Activity


Finally, pour water into the sensory bottle until it is full and close the lid. You may also want to secure the lid well with tape or glue.


Sensory Activity


This bright and colorful sensory bottle can be used in any early childhood classroom or homeschool. If you are a classroom teacher, make a few for your calm down corner.


If you are a homeschooler, give your children these sensory bottles to look at while you read your favorite St. Patrick’s Day books. 


Sensory Play


This holiday-themed St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bottle can be used as an engaging and entertaining sensory tool for your kids! 



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!


Sensory Bottle


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