Put your seashell collection to use with an ocean sensory make an ocean sensory bottle. THis makes a fun beach-trip memory, and it can also be used on a science table or as a calm down jar.
Easy Steps to Make An Ocean Sensory Bottle
- Clean plastic bottle (one that is watertight)
- hot glue gun
- shells, rocks
- optional: funnel
Depending on the age of your child, they can help make the sensory bottle! Using the funnel, put the sand into the bottom of the bottle. Add as much or as little as you want!
Add the shells and rocks, and then the water. Use the hot glue gun to seal the lid on the water bottle (especially if your child may try to take the cap off).
Once it’s dry, play! Watch the shells get buffeted by the water and sand – talk about how sand is made. Examine the shells. Or just shake it up and let them watch the sand and shells swirl.
Let the Ocean Sensory Bottle Calm Down Your Kids
Shake up the bottle. This is a good way to work off those big emotions –lots of shaking! As they shake, watch the sand cloud the water. And then set it down and watch it settle. They can try to track one piece of sand with their eyes. This will focus them and help calm them down.
For lots more ocean activities, check out the links below:
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
(NOT SHOWN) Ocean Size Sort: Small, Medium and Large // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Odd and Even Number Fishing // Adventures of Adam
Ocean Animal Beginning Sound Clip Cards // The Letters of Literacy
Ocean Counting Mats // Mom Inspired Life
Ocean Felt Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy
Free Ocean Flip Books for All Ages // Simple Learning Kids
Shark Roll and Cover Game // Playdough to Plato
Octonauts Hermit Reef Oil Spill // Tuff Spot Play
Write and Wipe Addition Cards // The STEM Laboratory
DIY Ocean Counting Clip Cards // Life Over Cs
Color Word Clip Cards // The Simplified Classroom
Ocean Sensory Bottle // The Pleasantest Thing
Subitising Fish Game // Fairy Poppins
Salt Water Experiment | Ocean Science for Kids // Science Kiddo
Diving Fish Science Experiment // Schooling a Monkey
Ocean Animal Count and Clip Cards // The Kindergarten Connection
Five Little Fishies Song and Counting Printables // Stay at Home Educator
Ocean I Spy Printable // Powerful Mothering
Color Matching Fish Puzzles // Modern Preschool
Ocean Sensory Bin // Play & Learn Everyday