Underwater I Spy Alphabet Bottle

Preschool Reading & Writing Activities: Underwater I Spy Alphabet Bottle

What You Need:

  • Empty water or plastic soda bottle (best to use one without ridges)
  • Alphabet beads from the craft store
  • Glitter
  • Sequins or any tiny sparkly things
  • Corn syrup
  • Water
  • Sheet of paper
  • Highlighter
  • Glue gun (optional)

What You Do:

  1. Write the alphabet from A-Z on a sheet of paper. Have your child lay all the beads from A-Z on the table. Check that they have all 26 letters and then drop them into the empty bottle.
  2. Have your child drop in sequins. Help your child sprinkle some glitter inside.
  3. Fill half the bottle with water and the other half with corn syrup. The corn syrup slows down the motion of the contents and helps the glitter not to stick together.
  4. You can hot glue the lid onto the bottle so little hands don't spill.
  5. Shake it up and watch the pretty water! How many letters can your child spy? Using the alphabet paper you wrote, have them highlight each letter they can find. Can they also spot the letters in their name? Have fun shaking!

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