May 30, 2023

Sensory Bottles at the AIU Wellness Fair!

As we near the end of the school year, the AIU invited us to help celebrate all of the hard work and efforts that everyone has put in to making the 2022-2023 academic year fun, creative, and full of learning. From caregivers and parents to teachers and staff - everyone deserves a much needed celebration of appreciation! The 2023 AIU Wellness Fair featured vendors, free books, yummy food, stress-relieving activities, and more. HealthyCHILD set up a make-your-own sensory bottle station that was loved by children, parents, and teachers alike. Whether you're 3 or 93, a sensory bottle can be a soothing tool in your calming kit. Try using your sensory bottle as a way to cope when annoyed, frustrated, or upset by shaking it up quickly. To calm the nervous system, shake up the bottle and take deep breaths until all the glitter settles at the bottom of the bottle.

To make your own, follow these steps:

  1. Fill a bottle or jar, half with water and half with clear liquid glue.
  2. Add your mix-ins! Try food coloring, glitter, beads, or even pebbles from your garden!
  3. Seal it up tight with tape and/or glue.
  4. SHAKE and ENJOY!
Posted by Rachel LePage
Rachel is the Coordinator of HealthyCHILD as well as a mental health consultant for preschool classrooms across Allegheny County.

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