My baby is 2.5 months old now and I just did my first official activity with him! We made a fall sensory bottle for him to look at. Now it may seem silly to do an activity with an infant, but it was a great first sensory activity and I could tell that he really liked it! He kept staring at it and would follow it with his eyes. If you are new to sensory bottles, you may want to check out my post all about sensory bottles. Sensory bottles are a great first baby activity!
I used a Voss water bottle and put the following inside of it:
- jack-o-lantern erasers (Target)
- faux candy corn (Hobby Lobby)
- spider table scatter (Hobby Lobby)
- glitter (Hobby Lobby)
I had my preschooler make the bottle. Making sensory bottles is one of his favorite things to do. In fact, in the background of the next picture, you can see a red sensory bottle he made a month ago. He still plays with it!
After he placed the materials in the bottle, I used a hot glue gun to seal the bottle. No one wants an accidental mess!
Here is our October sensory bottle!
To introduce the sensory bottle to my baby, I placed him in my lap and moved the bottle back and forth. He just watched and didn’t want to take his eyes off of the bottle! If he was an older baby, I would let him shake the bottle himself.
Troy actually took this picture of us! Because it’s pretty hard to take a picture of myself! 🙂
And big brother took a turn showing the sensory bottle to baby!
During tummy time, he enjoyed lifting his head up to look at the sensory bottle! He even started reaching for the bottle with his hands and even touched it a few times. I love seeing him discover how his hands work and watching him explore the world around him.
I think my favorite material inside the bottle were the black spiders, because they would float around instead of just sinking to the bottom.
He really loved the sensory bottle! I can’t wait to make more for him. I’ve decided to create a new sensory bottle each month and share them with you in a series called 12 months of sensory bottles!
This is a great sensory activity for babies, but also toddlers and preschoolers! All of my kids like them and we have quite a few now! They love to shake them, roll them, and display them in their room.
Do you make sensory bottles?