Simple Alphabet Pasta Sensory Bottle
Sensory Activities are definitely top 5 in our home.
It’s no surprise that they are full of amazing benefits and are fun for learning, for playing and it’s just an all around amazing activity for kids!
We’ve made a couple of DIY sensory toys for toddlers and for kids. Here are some ‘making bottles’ ideas :
Water Bead Calming Sensory Bottle
A Letter Bead and Pom Pom Rice Sensory Bottle
And many more..
This time around I wanted to make a fun letter pasta sensory bottle.
My LO is 4 currently and is interested in the ABC song and learning about letters and their sounds so this was a perfect sensory bottle for us.
I usually purchase these alphabet letters from our local grocery store.
They are made for making alphabet soup.
The brand is Goya and they are pretty neat!
I’ve thought to dye them but never seemed to execute it due to thinking that the letters wouldn’t be able to be seen with all that color or with no color at all as they are all mixed together and it’s harder to see each letter.
And, boy was I wrong.
The different colors actually help the letters stick out even more.
And, when they are all within a letter sensory bottle, sensory bag or within a letter sensory bin the letters just stick out with all of the colored letters mixed!
Making sensory bottles is so much fun and I love that each can be curated to your liking, what your child is learning and more…
Related: Looking for more sensory bottle recipes? Here is a neat preschool water bottle that was very calming.
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Recycled bottle or craft bottle
Hot Glue Gun (For securing the top of the bottle closed shut.)
How to make a sensory bottle
Here are the steps we took to create a bottle for learning about the alphabet:
Add equal parts of uncooked letter pasta into ziplock bags.
Then add a squirt or 2 of acrylic paint and a dash of hand sanitizer.
Zip up the ziplock bag and shake it up!
Once your uncooked pasta is fully coated, set it out to dry onto a tray.
Lastly, once it is fully dry it is ready to be inserted into your recycled sensory bottle.
Practice ABC recognition games with it and explore learning fun!
How to make an alphabet sensory bottle video below
Learning letters through Sensory Play
Make your own shaker bottle with this fun sensory alphabet pasta recipe to create DIY sensory toys for early learning.
These pasta letters can also be used within alphabet sensory bags or an alphabet sensory bin.
Related: Want to learn how to make sensory bottles? Check out this post here with over 100 sensory play ideas and more..