This fantastically easy sensory bottle is quite possibly my new favorite thing in the world…and Veronika’s, too!
To set up the bottle, save any clear plastic juice bottle with a wide mouth and a lid you can screw on tightly.
I gave Veronika the bottle (which of course is a toy all by itself!) and set out a few easy-to-hold snacks in front of her, including Plum Organics super puffs and Earth’s Best letter of the day cookies (both vegan!).
I showed her how to drop some of the snacks into the bottle, making a nice plink sound each time. She soon was following suit, with the added fun that she could nibble as she worked.
Once she paused to enjoy the puffs, I filled the bottle a little further and put on the cap.
Now it was a sensory bottle to shake!
The real beauty of this sensory bottle became apparent as soon as we were on the go. At the grocery store, first Veronika could just enjoy playing with it, shaking it or chewing at the cap.
But when she got a little fussy, I unscrewed the cap and surprised her: a snack!
She kept handing me the bottle over and over, asking for little puffs with sounds and gestures. I loved watching her enjoy the toy in multiple ways during our shopping trip and I may very well always keep one of these on hand from now on.