Sensory bottles always seem to be a hit around here, both at home and in the classroom. The kiddos enjoy helping to make them, the bottles can be customized around themes and interests, and discovery bottles are just plain fun. Here’s a collection of some of the best glow-in-the-dark sensory bottles out there.
learning with sensory bottles
I’m of the opinion that there’s nothing wrong with doing an activity “just for fun”. However, if you’re interested in some of the learning aspects involved with sensory bottles, here are just a few:
- Oral language skills
- Following directions
- Cause and effect
These sensory bottles would be fun to make during a sleepover party, a space theme, or maybe even close to Halloween. Who am I kidding? I’m pretty sure the kids and I would have a blast making them at any point in the year. Which would your kiddos want to make first?
10+ glow in the dark sensory bottles
Glow in the Dark Water Bead Sensory Bottle | Preschool Inspirations
Almost every kiddo I’ve met adores water beads. This is a great way to explore light and refraction.
Glow in the Dark Chalk Sensory Bottle | Sugar Aunts
I never would have thought to use chalk (let alone glow in the dark chalk) as part of a discovery bottle!
Glowing ABC I-Spy Discovery Bottle Game | Where Imagination Grows
This is an amazing way to make your own letters (or numbers) for some glowing I-Spy fun!
Easy Glow in the Dark Beads Sensory Bottle | Mom Inspired Life
Sometimes simple ideas are the best. Love the use of beads that glow as part of this sensory bottle.
Glow in the Dark Loom Band Sensory Bottle | Rhythms of Play
What a fun way to use extra loom bands (and I know a lot of families have extra) as part of a science and sensory activity.
Glow in the Dark Ocean Bottle | Sunny Day Family
This bottle used just two materials, one of which was water! Great for summer or when learning about the beach.
Glow Sticks Sensory Bottle | Teaching Mama
Glow sticks are always a hit at my place! This would be a nice “nightlight” during a backyard camp out.
Glowing Fall Discovery Bottles | Play Trains
I love how they made the floating pictures and words for this discovery bottle! So many possibilities.
Color and Light Discovery Bottle | Left Brain Craft Brain
Why didn’t I think of this? Simple and just plain pretty!
Glowing Sensory Bottle for Bedtime | Kids Activities Blog
Let the kids create their own mini starlight sky for use as a tiny nightlight. I can see some children finding this very calming and reassuring as they’re going to bed at night.
Glowing Centipede Sensory Bottle | Fun at Home with Kids
What a beautiful effect, and just from a couple of items! If the kids aren’t into centipedes, other toy bugs or animals would be good alternatives.
Be sure to check out these awesome books to read by flashlight too. They’d be wonderful companions to some of the glow in the dark sensory bottles!