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Spring Flower Sensory Bottle



A sensory bottle is typically a plastic water bottle or other plastic beverage bottle of some kind, filled with various materials and objects, carefully selected for toddlers to stimulate their senses. A sensory bottle can be filled with a variety of different materials such as water beads, water, food coloring, glitter and more, without the mess of a sensory bin.


This will show you how to make a Spring Flower Sensory Bottle that will allow you to bring the outside indoors to develop your child’s exploration of this time of year. You can make it with supplies you can order online or substitute with things you can find around the house or backyard.




• Clear plastic bottle (water bottle, juice bottle, soda bottle, or any other plastic beverage bottle)

• Water

• Food coloring (optional)

• Plastic flowers

• Water beads


Set Up


• Fill sensory bottle with 1/4 inch to 1/2 inches of water beads.

• Place plastic flowers in the bottle and add a few drops of food coloring.

• Fill the rest of the bottle with water.

• Make sure to secure the top with tape, or hot glue so little hands can’t open it.


How to:


• Give the bottle a good shake and hand it to your child.

• Enjoy the sensory rich exploration of Spring!

• Feel free to substitute other items from the outside (small rocks, glitter, oil, etc.).

• You can also sing to your child as you make or play with the sensory bottle.

• Below, I have included some songs I like to sing when making or playing with the Spring Flower sensory bottle.


Have Fun!


Rain, Rain Go Away Adaptation of an English nursery rhyme:


Rain, rain go away

Come again another day

Little children want to play

Rain, rain go away


Itsy-Bitsy Spider


The itsy-bitsy spider went up the waterspout

Down came the rain and washed the spider out

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain

And the itsy-bitsy spider went up the spout again


Slowly, Slowly


Slowly, slowly, very slowly creeps the garden snail

Slowly, slowly, very slowly up the garden trail

Quickly, quickly, very quickly runs the little mouse

Quickly, quickly, very quickly into its little house



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America Trinh, Early Childhood Programs Coordinator, has been with Kidspace Children's Museum since 2016. She has previously worked as a Spanish elementary school teacher. Prior to transitioning to Early Childhood Education, she earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Marketing.  America loves to paint as a hobby and her favorite children's book is in Spanish titled "Ojo, oso!"