This lit Christmas tree sensory bottle offers visual stimulation through lights in a bottle, and a chance to say ‘yes’ to playing with the tree lights.
Sensory bottles are fun for a number of reasons. Often times they make a great noise which is stimulating to many children, while other child enjoy visual stimulation. This Christmas tree sensory bottle is a fun Winter activity for toddlers and older kids alike, and has a special effect of lighting up!
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Light the Christmas Tree Sensory Bottle
One of my family’s favorite days of the year is the day we put up the Christmas tree. From finding one to chop down, to decorating, and to lighting, my kids enjoy the entire process. As I recall memories from my own childhood, it was always one of my favorite days as well.
Over the last few years, my kids have always found ways to sneak to the controls for the lights on the tree and play with them. They find the visual show fascinating to watch as they mess with the twinkling of the lights.
This lit Christmas tree sensory bottle uses remote controlled fairy lights contained in a bottle that the kids can play with. Under the umbrella of positive parenting, it’s important to find alternatives and ways to say ‘yes’ to activities that they enjoy, but that you might not necessarily approve of. So, here is a fun way to say ‘yes’ to playing with the Christmas lights on the tree!
What you need to make the Christmas tree sensory bottle:
plastic bottle (we like empty Voss water bottles)
artificial tree section
pony beads (optional, but give the sensory bottle a rattle sound)
How to make the Christmas tree sensory bottle
Find a section of artificial tree that fits inside your sensory bottle. Wrap the non-battery end of the fairy lights around the artificial tree section.
Place the wrapped artificial tree section inside the bottle, leaving some of the extra string attaching the battery pack out of the top.
Add pony beads or other small ornaments or confetti to the bottle to decorate the ‘tree’ and replace the cap.
Using the remote control, turn the lights on and press the various buttons to make different effects with the lights. This particular set had flashing options of various speed, different twinkling settings, etc. This was a really fun way for kids to explore with the lights and the visual sensation that they seek with the real Christmas tree.
The fairy lights are safe to use wrapped around the artificial tree, however should be turned off when not in use or under supervision.
Have so much fun saying ‘yes’ to playing with the lights on the Christmas tree!
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What to do:
wrap the fairy lights around the artificial tree piece
place inside the bottle
add some small ornaments or pony beads
use the fairy light remote to ‘light the christmas tree’
a great visual stimulation activity for kids!