You Will Need:
Empty clear plastic bottles (small water or soda bottles work great), rice, beans, small stones, feathers, small household items, masking tape.
Fill the bottle up ¾ with the materials and seal it tight. Sealing it tight is important because a baby can choke on a loose bottle cap. Play with your baby or toddler by rolling, shaking and tapping the bottle. Explore the different sounds that the bottles make. Talk about the colors and weights (heavy/light).
If you see the tape starting to peel - fix it immediately. If you have a glue gun handy, you can also use that to adhere the lid. Infants may also enjoy watching water in the bottle which has been dyed with food coloring. Adding glitter or small confetti stars to the water adds interest as well. Closely supervise - only allow your young child to play with the bottles when you are around.