This sensory bottle was a great way for my toddler to explore the outdoors and it doubled as an instrument. We shook it around to expose new finds, added to our jar throughout the week with new/interesting objects, and were able to talk about all of the natural things inside while jammin’ out to the beat of a maraca! It’s SO easy I don’t even feel like it’s worthy of a post – see for yourself…
All you need is:
- An empty, clear, and dry bottle with a lid
- Some hard or messy objects from nature
- Hot glue
Simply use your scavenger hunt day to find some hard or messy objects in nature such as dirt, sticks, rocks, and pine cones.
Put these things in your jar as you find them and once you are back inside be sure to hot glue the lid to the top to make sure that there are no spills. Dirt can be really messy!
Let your little one run free with his brand new instrument style sensory jar. It really is the simple things that make the biggest impact, isn’t it?
If you’re looking to make a sensory bag with the softer objects in nature, check out our activity for that here.