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Hide and Seek Sensory Bottle

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Hide and Seek Sensory Bottle Etsy

Create this easy to make hide and seek sensory bottle for children to find different objects. 

Materials Needed: 

  • Plastic bag (optional)
  • Food colouring (optional)
  • Paper towel (if using food colouring)
  • Rice/Sand
  • Tid bits such as buttons, shells, small figurines, coins, magnet etc.
  • Funnel

What to do:

  • Find tidbits/ small items to add to the bottle.
  • Use a funnel to pour the rice into the bottle.
  • Add the tidbits, for children to find.
  • Close the lid tightly (seal with glue gun optional).
Hints and Tips:
  • Add food colouring to the uncooked rice in a plastic bag. Shake it. Spread it out on a paper towel to dry.
  • Use sand/lentils/beans/pasta etc. instead.
  • Create a "find" card by drawing or adding pictures of what the child needs to find in their bottle.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    as organized, continuous memory

    follows and understands complex instructions (verbal and visual)

  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play, Exploratory Play
  • Interest Areas: Sensory Play, Toy Table
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Indoor Games, Learning Games, Quiet Games, Sensory Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4
  • Sub Outcomes:

    4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity cooperation confidence creativity commitment enthusiasm persistence imagination and reflexivity.

    4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.

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