Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree..
Who else is ready for the holidays?
This is one of the easiest sensory bottles for kids that you can make and the best part – it’s themed for the holidays, yay!
We themed ours for Christmas and for decorating the Christmas tree.
I love creating sensory bottles.
They can be created in so many different ways!
You can theme them for any season, use all sorts of fun bases, create a fun scoop and pour activity or shut them tight for a liquid base.
We just love them!
I’ll be sharing below what I used and how you can go about making your very own sensory bottle too!
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Bin (to catch any of the bases)
Manipulatives such as pom poms
We used dried lentils (supervision is always advised.)
This is it!
This is all it takes to create a simple and fun sensory bottle that is Christmas themed!
The fun part?
My LO was decorating the Christmas tree with sensory play scoops.
She used her pouring skills to fill up the bottle with dried green lentils and colored pom poms (the “ornaments”) too!
Scoop and Transfer Activities
The benefits of scooping and pouring are so amazing.
Littles gain the benefits of fine motor skills, pincer-grasp skills, pre-writing skills, hand and eye coordination and so much more!
Montessori transferring activities, a transferring water activity and anything that has to do with transferring, pouring is just so amazing and extremely beneficial.
Again, there are so many different types of bases that can be used:
And even more..
What other fun bases can you think of?
Water pouring activity for toddlers and preschoolers and for kids can be so much fun!
Preschool activities about scooping can look like:
Scoop and pour the letter magnets and shout out the letters
Fish for the foam numbers and shout out the numbers you catch
So many fun ways to learn while playing and that is what we absolutely love!
How to set up this easy set of scoop and transfer activities for toddlers, preschoolers and for kids:
Draw a Tree on a recycled voss bottle or craft bottle.
Then, add dried lentils or pom poms (mostly green and a couple colored) in a bowl.
Place a funnel over the sensory bottle.
Then, grab a pouring tool (we used a measuring spoon) and have fun pouring the dried beans or pom poms only into the sensory bottle to decorate the tree!
If you feel like you’d like something to catch any droppings, add a good sized bin underneath to catch it all.
We love using our handy dandy sterilite bin underneath a fun scooping and pouring sensory bottle activity!
I hope that you enjoyed this simple and easy activity that can be themed for any season.
Happy Learning and Happy Holidays!