The best kinds of toys are ones you can make in seconds, right? This button sensory bottle took more time for me to locate the bottles than it did to actually put the bottle together!
We had the buttons because big bright colorful buttons in fun shapes are the absolute best things in the world – you can use them with play dough, as manipulatives in math practice, in collages — and, in sensory bottles!
Make the Button Shape Discovery Bottle
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- a clean water-proof plastic bottle
- buttons – we like all buttons with different colors and shapes
- hot glue gun
Put the buttons into the bottle, add the water, and glue the lid on. Wait for the lid to dry and you’re good to go!
Play with the bottle. Talk about the shapes – look for a certain shape, a certain color. Shake it up and follow one button as it swishes around.
This discovery bottle was inspired by Corduroy by Don Freeman, this month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids choice.
See more activities inspired by Corduroy
Button Box ABC creations from Rainy Day Mum
Learning Your Name with the Corduroy Book from Growing Book by Book
Teddy Bear Button Counting Activity from Mom Inspired Life
Corduroy’s Button Sensory Bin from Preschool Powol Packets
Button Stacking from Still Playing School
Corduroy Math: Learning with Buttons from I Can Teach My Child
Teddy Bear Number Button Matching from 3 Dinosaurs
Teddy Bear Picnic Dessert Idea from The Educators’ Spin On It
Pre-Writing Fun Inspired By Corduroy from Toddler Approved
Build-A-Corduroy Shape Identification Craft from Sugar, Spice and Glitter
Colorful Friendship Bracelets from Mama Miss
Also stop by the Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook page to see what others are sharing!