Discovery bottles are a fun and quirky way to help children learn about science and experiment with scientific phenomena. This is a great way for your five-year-old to learn while having fun!
Learning doesn’t have to be boring with these 25 Discovery Bottles for Five Year Olds. Help your child explore their world in a fun and memorable way. Learn everything from science to sight words all while playing. Enjoy!
You don’t have to break the bank to keep your young children entertained. This cheap craft project will keep them busy for hours. Learn more about these amusing bottles and what you need to create your own discovery bottles here.
Colorful and Amazing Discovery Bottles for Five Year Olds
1. Amazing Alphabet Discovery Bottle
Preschool Inspirations’ alphabet in a bottle is a great way for your child to learn their ABC’s. It is also a great jumpstart on learning how to spell short words.
2. Colorful Pony Beads Discovery Bottle
Want to explore density with your toddler? Add pony beads to a bottle and talk about why they float instead of sink. Learn from Fun At Home With Kids on how to do this easy discovery bottle.
3. Mix Colors with Discovery Bottles
How do colors combine to make other colors? Show your kids by using Familylicious color mixing bottles (unavailable).
4. Awesome Viscosity Discovery Bottle
Teach your kiddos what viscosity is and how it works by using this awesome viscosity discovery bottle by Lemon Lime Adventures. This activity works well to practice the different senses and it really helps to get the kids talking about what they observe. This is such a fun and easy experiment for kids of all ages!
5. Autumn Discovery Bottle
Why do leaves change colors and fall off of the trees in autumn? Talk about this with your littles and more with Preschool Inspiration’s cute fall discovery bottle.
6. Small Toys In A Discovery Bottle
Let your child gather up small objects from around the house. Which will float and which will sink? You’ll soon find out with this fun bottle by Little Bins for Little Hands!
7. Goodnight Moon I Spy Discovery Bottle
Goodnight Moon comes to life when you use this I Spy object bottle to explore the book via Mama, Papa, Bubba. Discovery bottles can encourage exploration in babies and young kids. When a baby discovers the bottles contain something they like, they’ll have a rewarding feeling, and be encouraged to explore more!
8. Sea Character Discovery Bottle
If you add a growing animal from the dollar store to a bottle of water, how long will it take to grow? Will the water level change? Let your kids answer these questions and more with this activity from Epic Childhood.
9. Charms and Beads Discovery Bottle
Did you know glass beads can float? Find out how with this awesome learning bottle via the Kids Activities Blog.
10. Treasure Hunting Phonics Discovery Bottle
This I Spy bottle is a phonics and sight word treasure hunt! Toddlers will never be bored with this awesome activity from The Imagination Tree!
11. Alphabet Rice Discovery Bottle
How long will it take your five-year-old to discover all the letters of the alphabet using this hidden letters bottle? Make sure to make one and follow how its done via The Jenny Evolution.
12. Colorful Layered Discovery Bottle
More fun with density with Familylicious awesome layered bottle (unavailable). Using various liquids and food coloring, you can create a rainbow of learning.
13. Awesome Magnetic Discovery Bottle
How many metal bells will your child be able to pick up at once using Lalymom’s magnetic discovery bottle?
14. Marbles Discovery Bottle
Show your child how marbles can float in this awesome experiment from Choices For Children. All you need is a tall bottle, corn syrup and colorful marbles!
15. Colorful Old Markers Discovery Bottle
Don’t throw away old markers! Check out Pre K + K Sharing on how to use them to learn color mixing by adding them to a bottle of water and seeing what colors form. Curious preschoolers will love these science discovery bottles. These cute and colorful bottles can be a great introduction to chemistry.
16. Amazing Cloud Dough Discovery Bottle
What happens when you add cloud dough to a discovery bottle? Will the water absorb it or will it stay separate? What a great idea for sensory bottles for your preschoolers! Find out via Lemon Lime Adventures!
17. Ocean Zones Discovery Bottle
Who knew exploring the zones of the ocean via A Day in First Grade (unavailable) could be so fun and so colorful! Kids of all ages will surely have an amazing time learning and discovering!
18. Awesome Pine Needles Discovery Bottle
How many pine needles are on a branch? What do the branches look like when magnified by water? So many questions will come up that you and your children can answer and discover with this awesome learning bottle via Teach Preschool!
19. Nails and Water Discovery Bottle
Teach your child about oxidation and rust using nails and water via Familylicious (unavailable). This scientific discovery bottle will foster independent play in toddlers to enhance their analytical and problem-solving skills!
20. 4 Seasons Discovery Bottle
What do each of the seasons look like? How can you describe them? There are so many fun questions that’ll come up with these four-season discovery bottles from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots!
21. Specimen Discovery Bottle
This awesome specimen bottle from Familylicious (unavailable) is a fun way to teach toddlers and big ones the different body parts of a grasshopper. Note: no grasshoppers are hurt in the making of this bottle!
22. Spring Flower Discovery Bottle
What do spring flowers look like when magnified by water? What are the different parts of a flower? So many great questions to ask with this spring flower bottle from the Kids Craft Room.
23. Styrofoam Balls Discovery Bottle
You can use styrofoam balls to create static electricity and talk about positive and negative charges with this awesome learning activity for your toddlers via Familylicious (unavailable). When you’re done with this activity, keep the styrofoam balls and add them to their sensory play bin.
24. Weather Discovery Bottle
Teach about weather using these discovery bottles from Two Daloo (unavailable). The questions from kiddos will be endless and the learning a blast.
25. Sight Words Discovery Bottle
Sight words are so much fun when you add them to this fun learning bottle from Play Trains! Can your toddler find them all?
More Colorful Bottle Crafts & Fun from Play Ideas
- Create a fancy vase using Skittles and soda bottles.
- Check out more bottle activities for your one-year-old here!
- Or these 25 Sensory Bottles For Toddlers.
- Create this Ocean Discovery Bottle to remember your beach trip with your kiddos.
- Are your children fond of sharks? Try these shark discovery bottles to add to their collection.
- Don’t miss these colorful discovery bottle ideas!
- Children of all ages will surely love this Pirates In A Bottle!
What discovery bottle are you doing with your five-year-old today?