This sensory activity is suitable for babies and children under two, to add different sensory aspects to their play.
Fill some small pop or water bottles to different levels with rice, buttons, multi-coloured beads, small animals, foam shapes, coloured water, glitter water etc. Once filled glue the lids back onto the bottles and leave to dry, ensuring the lids are securely sealed before giving to the children.
The objects should be of different sizes and colours so that when the children shake them they make a variety of different sounds. The bottles will also be a different weight and will all have a variety of different bright colours for the children to look at and explore as the objects move within the bottles.
These could be used or adapted for older children for use within music making or mathematical activities, such as colours, shapes or simple volume or weight.