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.
Put plastic insects, spiders, or worms into a dry bottle. Have a magnifying glass available so your students can get a good look. You could even add dirt to the bottle.You can make this to go with any theme such as the alphabet, animals, ocean for the alphabet just put items that start with a specific letter in a bottle etc.
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