Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Calming Ocean Sensory Bottles for Kids

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Looking for sensory bottle ideas for kids? Try one of these calming ocean sensory bottles! Your kids are going to love them!

There's something about watching fish swim around in aquariums. The bubbles rising slowly to the surface. The gentle way they swim back and forth. It's mesmerizing. Now the goal here is to try and recreate that same mesmerizing feel by making your own aquarium sensory bottle.

The same goes for waves. They rhythmically crash against the beach, gently spraying a cool mist on your skin. Now imagine if we could capture that in water bottles. 

I get sucked in watching both. There's just something so soothing - so calm - about waves, oceans, and aquariums. And my kids think so too. In fact, we used to make trips to the pet store when they were younger just to watch the different fish swim around in their little tanks.

These ocean sensory bottles for kids capture those soothing aspects and contain them to a bottle your child can actually hold. No real fish necessary. No extra creatures to feed or keep alive, am I right?

How to make DIY ocean sensory bottles for kids

So...Why Use Sensory Bottles?

If you're new to sensory bottles, you might be wondering what's up with this whole sensory bottle craze? They suddenly seem to be everywhere on social media, especially Pinterest. Seriously, Pinterest is filled with DIY sensory bottle recipes and ideas that it can be so overwhelming to know where to start.

Well, the thing is sensory bottles can help with self regulation, reduce anxiety, and help kids calm down.

You can use calm down bottles, such as these ocean themed ones, in classrooms or add them to your child's calm down corner. Or trying add them to your child's calm down box or anti-anxiety kit or whatever else you want to call it. It goes by many names.

You can even make your own awesome sensory bottle to take on the go. Just use a smaller bottle instead of the standard Voss bottles that most use to make your own travel sized version.

The Best Ocean Sensory Bottles for Kids!

Ready to make your own ocean sensory bottle? Try one of these ideas. It's seriously so hard to pick a favorite from this list. They're all so beautiful!

1. Ocean Sensory Bottle from Happy Hooligans (pictured)

2. Ocean Discovery Bottle from Little Bins for Little Hands

3. Suspended Ocean Creature Discovery Bottle from Preschool Inspirations (pictured)

4. Glittery Ocean in a Bottle from Simple Everyday Mom

5. Shark Sensory Bottle from Stir the Wonder

6. Mini Aquarium in a Bottle from A Little Pinch of Perfect (pictured)

7. Swimming Turtles Discovery Bottle from Sunny Day Family

8. 2 Ocean Sensory Bottles from The Magnolia Mamas

9. Soothing Sea Shells Sensory Bottle from Rhythms of Play

10. Ocean Sensory Bottle from Happy Toddler Playtime

11. Sandy Ocean Sensory Bottle from Simple Play Ideas

12. Shells & Glitter Sensory Bottle from Keep Calm and Mommy On

Other Ocean Sensory Activities You'll Love

Easy Ocean Sensory Bin