Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wordless "Book" Sensory Discovery Bottles

Many of us know the wordless book. We've had it in book form, worn it as jewelry in camp, and played with the gospel fuzzies on gloves. As I was busily gearing up for VBS one day watching my 16-month-old playing with an ocean sensory discovery bottle inspiration hit. Why not apply the wordless book to that concept? It'd be engaging for toddlers and preschoolers. So I set to work. Little F loves them! Hopefully the other children do at VBS.

Here's how we made them.

Gospel Sensory Bottles

Empty bottles
Red, blue, green, yellow food coloring
Baby oil
Glitter, beads, buttons, & rubber bands in gold/yellow, black/blue, silver, red, white, & green

How to do it:

Empty and clean a plastic bottle.
Add beads in the bottom.
Fill about 1/4-1/3 full of baby oil.
Dye the water desired color. Note that when making black combining food dyes you'll end up with more of a purple shade.
You'll want to make gold, dark, red, white (use clear water), and green.
Add the colored (or clear for white/clean) water filling it up to the base of the neck. Glue the lid on securely.

Now you can use them to talk about the gospel whenever your little one shows an interest.

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