Typically during our Teaching Toddlers series we do lots of sensory activities. I am such a big proponent of making learning fun with hands on activities; I think kids learn more, I think they retain more, and I think it feels a lot less like work to them. So, in honor of our Teaching Toddlers: Seasons lesson, we are throwing together our four seasons sensory bottles!
My biggest tips for you when doing anything with sensory bottles are to keep the containers small so they aren’t too heavy for your little one and to hot glue the lid on if you have something that may leak.
Glitz up a small bottle of water with glitter and the bead letters that spell W-I-N-T-E-R. If you have little penguins or snowflakes add them as well!
Easter grass, a bunny, some spring flowers, and bugs are all that you need to make your toddler believe you put spring in a jar. Oh, and use those beads to spell S-P-R-I-N-G as well!
Throw in some artificial flowers, some bugs (think dragonflies, butterflies, ladybugs), the word S-U-M-M-E-R, and some shells! If you have a barbie, why not throw in her swimming suit or some sunglasses?
We jazzed up our fall bottle with dried beans, small leaves, tiny pinecones, some bark, and the letters that spell F-A-L-L.