I Spy Letters & Letter Sensory Bottles

How to make letter sensory bottles and FREE letter hunt printables. Perfect for toddlers, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.

Make learning about letters FUN again!  I Spy Letters is an engaging book with simple text.  Students find various letters of the alphabet on each page.  I love listening to the students conversations when they read this book.  I hear students using positional words to talk about where the letter is on the page, they discuss the sounds the letters make, and describe what the letters look like.
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How to make letter sensory bottles and FREE letter hunt printables. Perfect for toddlers, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.

After reading this book to the class, I put out a I Spy Letters Sensory Bottles next to my basket of I Spy books in the library center. Also in the basket are Letter Hunt pages. Students find the letters in the sensory bottle and trace the letters their page. Go grab this Letter Hunt freebie HERE.

How to make letter sensory bottles and FREE letter hunt printables. Perfect for toddlers, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.

You can use supplies you have on hand to make I Spy Letter sensory bottles.  Be creative and have fun!  Just be sure to hot glue and/or tape the top on. 

How to make letter sensory bottles and FREE letter hunt printables. Perfect for toddlers, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.

For the bottle on the left, I used plastic letters I found at Michaels in the scrapbook section. First I added the letters and a PINCH of glitter to the bottle.  I filled the bottle 3/4 full with clear corn syrup and filled the rest with HOT water.  Shake, shake shake!  The bottle may look funny right after you make it.  After a day or so, it will look amazing!

How to make letter sensory bottles and FREE letter hunt printables. Perfect for toddlers, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.

For the bottle in the middle, I used large letter beads, colorful pom poms, and sequins.

How to make letter sensory bottles and FREE letter hunt printables. Perfect for toddlers, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.


For the bottle on the right, I used plastic letters and colored rice.  Super simple!

How to make letter sensory bottles and FREE letter hunt printables. Perfect for toddlers, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.

Go grab this Letter Hunt FREEBIE from my store HERE.

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5 comments

  1. WOW - I just LOVE this idea!! What a fun way to tie the book together. Thank you for sharing. I'm definitely doing this!! Kelley @ Rocky Mountain Kinders

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  2. I have a half dozen of these I Spy books on our non-fiction DEAR shelf. The kids LOVE them, and they make for great cooperative reading for kinders as they match the words with the pictures. I also have several bottles like these that we use different ways. Introducing the books and the bottles at the same time is a good idea. Thanks!
    Kidpeople Classroom

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  3. Another great idea!! I haven't tried the sensory bottles yet, but I definitely need to!! Thank you so very much for sharing such a great book and tying it into a really fun lesson for the littles!!

    Warmest Wishes,
    Erin
    www.kinderdragons.blogspot.com

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  4. I have made a sensory bottle similar to the one you did with the rice. After time I found that the starch seemed to make the inside of the bottle cloudy or dusty. Did you have that problem and does anyone know how to keep it from happening again?

    I have made the liquid bottles as well, so I guess for now, I'll go on making those.

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    1. I haven't had that happen to my rice bottles. I am wondering if moisture got inside the bottle somehow?

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