So you want to drink your coffee? Before it gets cold? Ha! Your kiddos have other plans. That’s why you need a rainbow sensory bottle. Make it in minutes and watch as the kids are occupied long enough for you to drink a cup of coffee!
Rainbow Sensory Bottle
A sensory bottle, or discovery bottle, is a plastic bottle filled with materials that will engage kids’ senses. Which in turn stimulates their brain and gets them thinking! This rainbow sensory bottle is so simple to make that there is no reason to not make it!
- Voss water bottle or whatever you have on hand
- colored pony beads
Fill a plastic water bottle with as many of the rainbow colored pony beads as you want. There is really no wrong or right way to make this sensory bottle.
After you have added as may beads you choose fill the bottle the rest of the way with water. If you are worried that your kids will be able to open the bottle you can hot glue the top on at this time.
Give it to your kids to shake and tip and turn upside down! Let them explore the colors and the beads however they want. You can encourage them to go on a “scavenger hunt” with the bottle to find all of the colors of the rainbow or even to draw the colors they see.
As kids are playing with the rainbow sensory bottle they are not only having fun they are also beginning to explore the properties of gravity and density. Such an easy activity that doubles as a boredom buster full of scientific learning. This is a must do for preschool teachers and parents.
Especially if you want some time to drink your coffee before it gets cold!
Here are 20 more fun rainbow activities to keep your kiddos busy!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Rainbow in a Bag – No Mess Art // Powerful Mothering
Rainbow Letters Race to the Top // Stay at Home Educator
Color and Shape Match Up // Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Stack a Stone Rainbow // Adventures of Adam
Rainbow Pasta Threading // Play and Learn Everyday
Rainbow Tinker Tray // Still Playing School
How to Flip a Rainbow | Simple Science for Kids // Lemon Lime Adventures
Rainbow Sun Craft // Fairy Poppins
Rainbow Pencil Control Exercises // Sugar Aunts
Beginning Sound Rainbows // Playdough to Plato
DIY Rainbow Crayon Names // Pre-K Pages
Rainbow Puzzle Skip Counting // Creative Inclusion
Rainbow Bear Color Matching Game // Life Over Cs
Rainbow Marble Painting Process Art // Preschool Inspirations
DIY Paper Plate Loom: Rainbow Yarn Art // Sugar Spice and Glitter
Rainbow Sight Words // The Kindergarten Connection
Rainbow Math with a DIY Abacus // Fun-a-Day
Rainbow Fact Family Board Game // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Simple Rainbow Sensory Bottle for Kids // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Rainbow Paint Chip Color Match // Modern Preschool
Roll a Rainbow // The STEM Laboratory
(Not Shown) Rainbow Perler Bead Key Ring // Teach Me Mommy