DIY Learning Alphabet Sensory Bottles are easy to make and allow for loads of letter practice.
Sensory Bottles are a wonderful way for children to explore their world through their senses. By combining sensory and learning, you can help your child retain what they practice.
From games to just getting used to the letters, your kid is going to love listening, turning and watching this Alphabet Sensory Bottle.
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Adorable Alphabet Books
When you’re done playing, enjoy these ABC Alphabet Books that are perfect for your little ones!
It’s the perfect way to keep the learning going during your storytime!
Materials for Alphabet Sensory Bottle
- Empty Water Bottle (personally I like these bottled water bottles because you can stand the bottle up on either end)
- Uncooked Rice
- Alphabet Beads
- Super Glue
Yes, that’s really all you need!
How to Make Alphabet Sensory Bottles
Wash your water bottle. Remove the labels. (Goo Gone is awesome for getting rid of labels!)
Fill a small amount with rice. Add some of the alphabet beads. Repeat until you get close to the top.
Be sure to leave some room in the bottle so the rice and beads can move above the bottle easily.
Super glue top on. (Some people prefer to glue gun the bottle closed.)Have fun!
For babies, the sound of the rice will be a fun effect.
How to Play with an Alphabet Sensory Bottle
You can also turn this simple alphabet sensory bottle into a broader learning lesson for your child.
For preschoolers and kindergarteners, here are some ideas you can do with this sensory bottle:
- Turn this bottle into an “I Spy” game. Have them see how many of the letter H they can find.
- Point to a letter and have them say the sound. Take turns making a letter sound and having the other person locate the letter.
For early readers:
- Take turns pointing to a letter and making the letter sound. Have the other person say a word that begins with that letter/sound.
- Take turns pointing to a letter and making the letter sound. Have the other person say a word that ends with that letter/sound.
- Locate a vowel and say a word that uses that vowel sound.
- Have the child find 3-letter words among the letter beads.
- See how can make the most 3-letter words. If they’re more advanced, try 4-letter words.
- Learning the Alphabet for Toddlers
- Learn the Alphabet with Cork board Letters
- ABC Alphabet Books for Kids
- Printable Alphabet Activities for Toddlers and Kindergarten
- Preschool Activities for Learning Letters
- Alphabet Practice: Activities for Learning Letters
- Alphabet Sensory Activities
More Alphabet Fun!
Don’t miss these printable alphabet ideas to do at home or for your classroom!
- ABC Letter Mats with Craft and Process Art Ideas
- Action Alphabet Animal Interactive Game
- Letter of the Week Handwriting and Do a Dot Pages
- Alphabet and Handwriting Bundle
- Alphabet Yoga Cards for Kids
- Multisensory Alphabet Activities
- Alphabet Clip Cards
- Do a Dot Printable Alphabet, Numbers, Lines and Shapes
- Alphabet Lacing Cards
Want more sensory ideas? Be sure to check out our other fun sensory activities for kids!