Winter Snowflake Sensory Bottle

Step into a winter wonderland with the enchanting Winter Snowflake Sensory Bottle — a magical sensory bottle that captures the serene beauty of falling snowflakes.

As your child shakes this mesmerizing bottle, they’ll watch as glittering snowflakes dance and twirl in a liquid symphony.

This sensory experience goes beyond sight, captivating the imagination where the delicate allure of winter is encapsulated in a simple bottle.

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S is for Snowflake! Winter Snowflake Sensory Bottle | Mommy Evolution

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, my boys are always walking around the house, humming Christmas carols to themselves.

So while it’s warm outside right now, this Snowflake Sensory Bottle will bring the magic of snow to your little one.

And today we’re talking about the Letter S on Mommy Evolution as part of my Alphabet Sensory Activities Series. After all, S is for Snowflake! 

For more winter fun, read these Childrens Books about Winter, make this Cardboard Snow Craft for Kids or enjoy these Fine Motor Winter Activities for Preschoolers.

How to Play with Snowflake Sensory Bottle

A Winter Snowflake Sensory Bottle provides a serene and enchanting experience for children. Here are some delightful ways for them to play:

Snowflake Seek and Find: Introduce different types of snowflakes into the bottle. Encourage the child to shake and rotate the bottle to find and identify various snowflake shapes. This promotes visual discrimination and exploration.

Snowstorm Shaker: Shake the simple sensory bottle vigorously to create a snowstorm effect. Watch as the snowflakes and glitter twirl and dance in the baby oil, simulating the mesmerizing movement of falling snow.

Winter Storytelling: Use the snowflakes as characters in a winter-themed story. Encourage the child to create narratives or scenarios involving the snowflakes, fostering creativity and storytelling skills.

Texture Exploration: Discuss the texture of the snowflakes and the glitter within the bottle. Encourage the child to feel the smoothness of the baby oil and the different textures of the snowflakes. This promotes sensory awareness and descriptive language.

Color Sorting with Snowflakes: If the snowflakes come in different colors, encourage the child to sort them by color. This activity enhances color recognition and sorting skills.

Gentle Snowfall Calm: Use the sensory bottle as a calming tool. Slowly tilt and turn the bottle to create a gentle snowfall effect. Encourage the child to focus on the soothing movement for a moment of relaxation.

Winter Wonderland Art Inspiration: Invite the child to create winter-themed drawings or crafts inspired by the sensory bottle. They can draw or craft scenes with snowflakes falling gently, extending the sensory experience into a creative activity.

Frozen Treasures Hunt: Freeze small toys or treasures in ice cubes and add them to the sensory bottle. Watch as the child discovers and frees these “frozen” treasures by shaking and manipulating the bottle.

Remember to supervise play, especially with smaller items, and adapt activities based on the child’s age and developmental stage. Sensory play with this snowflake sensory bottle not only engages the senses but also promotes cognitive, motor and emotional development.

Snowflake Sensory Bottle Materials

Yes, that’s really all you need!

Snowflake Sensory Bottle

How to Make a Winter Snowflake Sensory Bottle

  1. Wash your water bottle
  2. Remove the labels. (Goo Gone is awesome for getting rid of labels!)
  3. Fill the bottle 75% with baby oil.
  4. Add in water. I like to leave some room in the bottle so my kids can really shake the bottle to make loads of bubbles.
  5. If you want to add in some serious sparkle, add in some glitter. (The bottle you see here doesn’t have added glitter.)
  6. Super glue the top on. (Some people prefer to glue gun the bottle closed.)
  7. Have fun!
Winter Bubble Sensory Bottle

For kids, just the sound of the water sloshing can be extremely relaxing.

Add in the bubbles from the water and baby oil mixture, and your child can get mellow out to the soothing sight of the snowflakes.

Printable Snow Activities

Embrace winter wonder with these Printable Snow Activities, offering creative and educational fun for everyone.

Want more sensory ideas? Be sure to check out our other fun sensory activities for kids!

Alphabet Sensory Activities Facebook

This post is part of the Alphabet Sensory Activities Series hosted by me and The Sensory Spectrum. 26 amazing bloggers have come together to share a sensory experience based on a letter of the alphabet every day this month! Make sure to come back every day or catch up at the end of the month.

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