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Sensory Shaker Bottles for Baby

It is so much fun to watch a baby play.  They learn every day and through every experience with their environment and family.  Our littlest one is nine months and really interacting with her older brother and sisters.  We made these sensory shaker bottles from recycled spice containers for baby sensory and auditory play and she's been playing with them every day.  The older kids are loving these sensory bottles for the auditory fun.

Baby Sensory bottles using recycled spice jars

Sensory Bottles for Baby

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We started with a bunch of empty spice jars.  Save those spice jars!  These are the perfect size for baby to grasp and hold.  To fill the jars, I pulled out a bunch of materials that would provide a great sensory experience to see, hold, and hear:
field corn is a larger seed than regular popcorn and provides a great shaking noise with a slightly heavier weight.
lentils are a small dry material and fun to shake. We actually died our lentils orange first!
green split peas
rice (this can also be dyed to any color!)
elbow pasta (we dyed ours black and added a bunch of red glitter. This is a cool combination for sensory play!)
pebbles provides heavier feedback with a weightier sensory bottle.
pony beads

Shaker sensory bottles for auditory and visual sensory play. Babies love these!

Baby sensory bottles

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