Do you like to collect treasures on the beach. We head to the beach every year, so last year we took some home to play with all year round! We gathered all sorts of shells, sea glass, sea weed, and of course beach sand! This year, awaiting our annual beach trip, we made a simple beach discovery bottle for easy sensory play and a bit of science too.
Quick and Easy Beach Discovery Bottle for Kids
Start off with a beach sand sensory bin before you begin making your beach discovery bottle. We enjoyed great sensory play with this easy beach sand sensory bin. We collected beautiful shells along the beach including a bit of dried sea weed and sea glass. I love the feel of beach sand. This is a great time to talk about the ocean, what animals live inside the shells, and how beaches are made!
We incorporated some great math skills play using shells as a math manipulative! Easy summer learning fun.
The supplies needed for this beach discovery bottle are shells, sand, water, and other beach treasures you might come across. I added a little sparkle to our water with glitter and a drop of blue food coloring. I also added a pair of tweezers for fine motor practice. Pouring, filling, tweezing, and twisting make great fine motor practice activities.
Mix it, shake it, and watch it separate back into ocean and beach!
What sinks and what floats in this beach discovery bottle? Makes a great mini sink or float science lesson too!
Have more seashells to use? We love finding multiple uses for our materials!
This beach discovery bottle is perfect early learning and hands-on play for young kids!
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