Every January we add easy winter discovery bottles to our list of activities. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know how much we love making them. They are perfect any time of the year, such as when we made our patriotic discovery bottles. Little kids love to hold and look at them. There is something very calming as the ingredients gently move around. For this activity, we kept it very simple with just a few ingredients. I wanted them to resemble snow globes, with sparkles and snowflakes.
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Easy Winter Discovery Bottles
What you will need:
Your choice of plastic bottle
Pour the liquid into the plastic bottle. Younger children might need assistance. A funnel might make things easier, too.The snowflakes can then be dropped into the bottle. (You know how I am always working on strengthening those little fingers!)Then, scoop the glitter into the bottle.Add a bit more water and watch the glitter swirl. (Note: I partnered the preschoolers so that one could hold the bottle while the other added the materials. Worked out great!)Once everything is in the bottle, seal the lid tight. I like to squirt some hot glue in the lid before closing it, just to make sure it does not open.Then, shake it up!We then placed them in front of the window.
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