Home Activities: Sensory Bottles


June 24, 2020 · Family Today ·

Home Activities: Sensory Bottles

Today, we’ll create a sensory bottle – a water bottle filled with objects that make a fun, sensory experience for babies and toddlers. Watch the little ones shake the bottle to see the objects inside move and to listen to the sounds they make.

Ages: Infant

Materials Needed:

  • water bottles
  • coloured decorative stones or rocks
  • water
  • food colouring


  1. Find some materials around your home – different sizes of bottles, stones, rocks – anything that can make some noise when it moves.
  2. Add water to your bottles (as much as you would like), then change the colour with a couple drops of food colouring.
  3. Add your stones or rocks then seal the top tightly with tape. As an alternative, eliminate the water and just put rocks or stones in.
  4. Let your child explore. Be careful! They may get a little loud at times.

What’s going on?
Sensory bottles can be used to stimulate, entertain or calm a child. They are easy to make, and you’ll be amazed at how much fun your young children will have as they learn about the world around them through a variety of sights and sounds.


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