Winter Snowflake Sensory Bottle

Capture the essence of winter with this winter snowflake sensory bottle! It will make a great calming activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

Sensory bottles are easy to make, and they provide hours of calming fun for little ones. This bottle is full of colorful snowflakes making it perfect for your preschool winter activities.

Preschoolers will love giving this sensory bottle a swirl and watching the snowflakes dance around and around.

For even more winter fun, create magical memories with your preschoolers by transforming ordinary coffee filters into stunning snowflake designs that dance with color. This coffee filter snowflake craft is perfect for little hands to practice fine motor skills, bringing a touch of winter’s wonder indoors even on the chilliest of days.

Winter Snowflake Sensory Bottle

Sensory play is important, because it provides opportunities for kids to explore sights, sounds, and textures with multiple senses.

This sensory bottle gives children an opportunity to shake, swirl, and tilt the bottle. They’ll be mesmerized by the shiny snowflakes flitting around in the liquid. Scroll to the bottom of the post for a printable instruction sheet.

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Do

To begin, make sure your bottle is clean and dry. Then, pour the entire five ounce bottle of clear Elmer’s glue into the bottle.

Letting your preschoolers help with this step will help strengthen their hands and fingers. It can be tough to squeeze the bottle in its entirety, but let them help as much as possible.

Next, add the snowflakes, glitter, and sequins. Again, kids can help strengthen fine motor skills as they pick up stray snowflakes and sequins.

Fill the remainder of the bottle with water. Use tape or glue to secure the lid. Shake the contents of the bottle around until the contents of the bottle move around slowly and freely.


Below, I’ve featured just a handful of picture books about snow that will help your preschoolers celebrate winter!

You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.

The Night Before the Snow DayLittle Owl's SnowThe Magic of Friendship Snow


The Night Before the Snow Day – It’s nighttime and snow is falling hard. Will the town be snowed in? Will there be a snow day? 

Little Owl’s Snow – Winter is almost here!” says Little Owl, as he observes leaves falling, animal friends hibernating, and a chill from his feathers to his feet. And just as he and his friend raccoon are watching their breath make fog in the cold air, it happens: Snow!

The Magic of Friendship Snow – Jojo looks around and everyone seems to have friends but her.  She feels sad and lonely.  Then, Jojo meets Puddles, the snowman made with magic friendship snow.

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Winter Snowflake Sensory Bottle

Winter Snowflake Sensory Bottle


  • Sensory bottle
  • 5 oz. bottle of Elmer’s clear glue
  • Water
  • Plastic Snowflakes
  • Silver confetti snowflakes
  • Iridescent glitter
  • Blue sequins
  • Optional: tape or glue to secure lid


  • Funnel


    1. Pour the glue into the sensory bottle.
    2. Add the snowflakes, glitter, and sequins.
    3. Fill the remainder of the bottle with water.
    4. Use tape or glue to secure the lid.
    5. Shake the contents of the bottle around until the contents of the bottle move around slowly and freely.

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