Only use Gatorade or G2 bottles for the sensory bottles they are a heavier plastic so they hold up better and keep a unison look so everything looks good. They come in different sizes you can find smaller ones for small hands if you need to.
Make sure to ALWAYS seal your bottles securely! I cannot emphasize this enough. Unless you want your bottle opened and the contents poured out. SEAL IT… with glue. Duct tape can be peeled off by a determined kiddo. Glue is much harder for them to open up.
1. Rice or confetti with metal objects that will be attracted by a magnet. The kids use a magnetic wand to uncover all the hidden objects. (Be sure to leave room for the rice to move around or the objects will be unable to come to the surface)
2. Fine metal shavings. The students use the magnetic wand with it also.
3. Fill the bottle half full with sand or salt. Add pins, paper clips, and small metallic objects to the sand and shake. Let the children put a small magnet on the side of the bottle and try to find hidden objects by slowly dragging the magnet.
4. Hide in plain site- cut up colorful pipe cleaners into small pieces put in bottle when children run the magnet along the bottle the metal in the pipe cleaners will jump up to show that they really are made from metal. It’s colorful and pretty!
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