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DIY Sensory Bottles for Pre-Kindergarten Students

Objective: To introduce students to the concept of sensory exploration and develop their fine motor skills.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know: Students will know how to create a sensory bottle and identify the different materials used.
  • Understand: Students will understand the importance of sensory exploration and how it can help them learn.
  • Can Do: Students will be able to create their own sensory bottle and use it to explore different materials.


1. Begin by introducing the concept of sensory exploration to the students. Explain that our senses help us learn about the world around us and that we can use different materials to explore our senses.

2. Show the students an example of a sensory bottle and explain the different materials used to create it. You can use items such as glitter, beads, and water to create a visually stimulating bottle.

3. Provide the students with the materials required to create their own sensory bottle. Encourage them to use their creativity and explore different materials.

4. Once the students have created their sensory bottles, allow them to explore the different materials and discuss their observations with the class.


  • Empty plastic bottles
  • Glitter
  • Beads
  • Water
  • Food coloring (optional)


1. Fill an empty plastic bottle with water.

2. Add glitter, beads, and food coloring (optional) to the bottle.

3. Secure the lid tightly and shake the bottle to mix the materials.

4. Repeat steps 1-3 with different materials to create a variety of sensory bottles.


1. Allow the students to explore the different sensory bottles and discuss their observations with the class.

2. Encourage the students to create their own sensory bottles using the materials provided.

3. Have the students share their sensory bottles with the class and explain the materials they used.


This activity complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) by providing an inclusive learning experience that accommodates students with different learning styles and abilities.

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