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This idea is so totally all over Pinterest, so this is definitely not a new concept.  But this project is so easy to set up, and fun for little ones to explore! I got the idea from this post on Discovery Bottles at Pre-School Play – there are TONS of ideas for discovery bottles in …

Preschool Play with Magnets and Pipe Cleaners

Create a discovery bottle with pipe cleaners and a plastic soda bottle then add a magnet wand for hours of fun :: bilateral coordination, early education, preschool, special education, OT

How to Make Color Changing Sensory or Discovery Bottles by Preschool Inspirations-3

How to Make a Color Mixing Sensory Bottle

These would be so much fun on the light box for kids with low vision! How to Make Color Changing Sensory or Discovery Bottles by Preschool Inspirations

Make a Hurricane in a Jar - using only 2 ingredients!  It's swirly, magical fun in a bottle!  {One Time Through}  #kids #sensorybottles

Make a Hurricane in a Jar

Create a hurricane in a jar with everyday items! Materials: a glass jar, soap that contains Softsoap, water, food coloring is optional via One Time Through

Homemade spice paint: easy to make and great sensory play for eyes and noses! Would be better if you found an edible paint recipe to put spices in!

Homemade paint recipe with spices

Homemade spice paint: easy to make and great sensory play for eyes and noses! Would be better if you found an edible paint recipe to put spices in!

Awesome Kids Science. Make gummy worms dance!! Perfect for Halloween, a rainy day or anytime you're in the mood for some seriously cool science.

Dancing Frankenworms

Kids' Science: Dancing Frankenworms - Playdough To Plato cut gummy worms into quarters, soak in a baking soda/water solution for 15 minutes, then drop into a cup of vinegar. Very fun to watch!

All By Myself Preschool Boxes - I love this idea!  A great way to occupy little ones while you work with older siblings.  Doesn't have to be a homeschool setting - think about when your kiddo gets home from school and has homework to do or piano to practice.  This keeps the little peeps occupied so your older peeps can focus and you are free to help.

All By Myself Preschool Boxes

What’s in the Preschool Box? Allow an hour of quiet time to go through the box and do whatever they want. Great for nap protests!

Example of using signs in the science center to add print to the pre-k classroom

"Can You Fix It?" Science Center

"I bought a simple, inexpensive flashlight, took it apart, and placed it on the science shelf. Children put it back together like a puzzle through trial and error. Once they get all the pieces together correctly, the flashlight will turn on!

baby and toddler discovery bottles from http://theimaginationtree.com

Top 10 Baby Play Ideas from 2012

Click through for great instructions on how to make these sensory play bottles for babies. The Imagination Tree: Baby Sensory Play: Discovery Bottles

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