We have been on a little bit of a discovery bottle kick in our house. My almost 4 and 1 year old have really been liking them and I love how focused and attentive they are with them. I thought it would be fun to come up with a list of 52 discovery bottles that we could do each week for year. They are super easy to put together and lots of fun!
You may have seen discovery bottles referenced as sensory bottles before. Both names can be interchangeable in my opinion. I prefer to call them discovery bottles, UNLESS you are using them as part of a sensory diet and calming technique.
Yes, discovery bottles involve using the senses (mostly the sense of sight, hearing, and touch) and can be a great way to introduce babies and toddlers to items that you don't want them getting in their mouths. If you have multiple children, they are a great thing for everyone of multiple ages to enjoy.
For the purpose of this list, I have broken it up into each month of the year and then 4 weeks for each month. There are also bonus ones listed at the bottom so you can reach the entire 52 weeks (in case one month has 5 weeks instead of 4).
Many of these discovery bottles are by fellow kid bloggers who have amazing sites, I will be listing the blogger who wrote the discovery bottle tutorial for each one next to the link. Be sure to check their sites out as well.
January Discovery Bottles
Week 1 – Winter Discovery Bottles (perfect for babies and tummy time, as well as older children).
Week 2 – Snowman Sensory Bottle – Little Bins for Little Hands
Week 3 – Alphabet Discovery Bottle – Preschool Inspirations
Week 4 – Phonics I-Spy Discovery Bottle – The Imagination Tree
February Discovery Bottles
Week 5 – Floating Heart Sensory Bottle – Teaching Mama
Week 6 – Valentine's Sensory Bottle – The Chaos And The Clutter
Week 7 – Lego Discovery Bottle – Little Bins for Little Hands
Week 8 – Emotions Discovery Bottles – Laly Mom
March Discovery Bottles
Week 9 – Slow Falling Star Discovery Bottle – GHOK
Week 10 – Rainbow Scavenger Hunt Bottles – Fun At Home With Kids
Week 11 – St. Patrick's Day Discovery Bottle – Teaching Mama
Week 12 – Outer Space Discovery Bottle – Artsy Momma
April Discovery Bottles
Week 13 – Citrus Themed Discovery Bottle – Where Imagination Grows
Week 14 – Earth Day Discovery Bottles – Little Bins for Little Hands
Week 15 – Ocean Sensory Bottle – The Chaos And The Clutter
Week 16 – Rainbow Loom Sensory Bottle – Teaching Mama
May Discovery Bottles
Week 17 – Real Flower Discovery Bottle – Little Bins for Little Hands
Week 18 – Slow Falling Beads Sensory Bottle – Teaching Mama
Week 19 – Rainbow Rainfall Sensory Bottle – The Chaos And The Clutter
Week 20 – Ocean In A Bottle – Happy Hooligans
June Discovery Bottles
Week 21 – Swimming Turtles Discovery Bottle – Sunny Day Family
Week 22 – Marble Color Mixing Discovery Bottle – Still Playing School
Week 23 – Alphabet Discovery Bottle And Letter Match – No Time For Flash Cards
Week 24 – Magnetic Discovery Bottles – Preschool Inspirations
July Discovery Bottles
Week 25 – Making Waves Ocean Discovery Bottle – The Imagination Tree
Week 26 – I Spy ABC Discovery Bottle – Sugar Aunts
Week 27 – Rainbow Discovery Bottle – Preschool Inspirations
Week 28 – Earthy Explorations Discovery Bottle – One Time Through
August Discovery Bottles
Week 29 – Space Discovery Bottle – The Chaos And The Clutter
Week 30 – Pencil Sensory Bottle – Teaching Mama
Week 31 – LMNO Peas Alphabet Discovery Bottle – Prek-Pages
Week 32 – Button Shapes Discovery Bottle – Pleasantest Things
September Discovery Bottles
Week 33 – Fall Glowing Discovery Bottle – Playing Trains
Week 34 – Fall Sunset Discovery Bottle – Teaching Mama
Week 35 – Discovery Bottles for Baby – Dirt & Boogers
Week 36 – Science Scented Discovery Bottles – Prek-Pages
October Discovery Bottles
Week 37 – Soap Foam Sensory Bottle – Teaching Mama
Week 38 – Galaxy In a Jar Sensory Bottle – Lemon Lime Adventures
Week 39 – Weather Sensory Bottles – Two Daloo
Week 40 – Minion Sensory Bottle – Little Bins for Little Hands
November Discovery Bottles
Week 41 – Rainbow Friendship Sensory Bottle – Sugar Aunts
Week 42 – Fall Sensory Bottle – Teaching Mama
Week 43 – Water Bead Sensory Bottle – Parenting Chaos
Week 44 – Frozen Inspired Snow Storm Sensory Bottle – Rhythms of Play
December Discovery Bottles
Week 45 – Penguin Sensory Bottle – Teaching Mama
Week 46 – Nature Sensory Bottle – Carrots Are Orange
Week 47 – Shake Up Christmas Tree Discovery Bottle – One Time Through
Week 48 – New Year's Sensory Bottle – The Chaos And The Clutter
Bonus Discovery Bottles
Week 49 – Shark Sensory Bottle – Stir The Wonder
Week 50 – Firework Sensory Bottle – The Train Driver Wife
Week 51 – Rainbow Counting Bear Discovery Bottle – Preschool Inspirations
Week 52 – Learning The Alphabet Sensory Bottle – The Jenny Evolution
I'd love to hear how you use this list and which ones your kids enjoyed the most. Be sure to click over to the other bloggers and check out their blogs too, tons of amazing content on all of them!
For more sensory play ideas, you can check out my sensory activities ideas for children landing page here on the blog. It lists all of the sensory play ideas I have posted about.
You can also follow my Sensory Fun Pinterest board for more ideas.
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