Earth day discovery bottles

We made these beautiful Earth day discovery bottles (also called glitter globes) earlier in the school year but I saved the photos to share with you during our Earth day unit. And besides, as you know, it doesn’t have to be Earth day to celebrate the earth…

Earth Day Discovery Bottles by Teach Preschool

To make the Earth day discovery bottles (or glitter globes), we gathered:

  • One empty water bottle per child (A baby food jar would work too)
  • Silver glitter (fine glitter really works best)
  • Plastic yellow gems (stars)
  • Plastic blue beads (earth)
  • Small pitchers of water
  • Blue food color

The bottles we used are called Aqua Pod water bottles which you can view here too!

The children began by adding their own water to their bottles...

The children began by adding their own glitter to their bottles…

The children began by adding their own water to their bottles...

Then the children added one blue bead and one yellow star gem…

The children began by adding their own water to their bottles...

And next, the children added water to their bottles and a few drops of blue food color…

The children began by adding their own water to their bottles...

Once all the ingredients were added, the children added the lid to the bottle on top which the teachers hot glued in place later on…

Earth Day Discovery Bottle by Teach Preschool

Thank you to Mrs. Lois, one of our really cool grandmas, for planning this activity for us!

Available on Amazon

Links to Grow On

 ABC’s of Discovery Bottles by Teach Preschool

Earth Suncatcher Craft by Learn, Create, Love

Earth day Globes by Housing a Forest

By |2017-04-18T09:26:43+00:00April 19th, 2013|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

2 Comments

  1. Kristi @ Creative Kristi April 20, 2013 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    These are just so fun! Wanted to let you know that I featured you in my #spreadbloggylove Share Saturday! You can see it here if you want: https://www.creativekristi.com/share-saturday-2/ Also if you’d like a ‘featured on’ button let me know. 🙂
    Thanks so much for sharinG!!

  2. […] 1.  Recycle some water bottles and turn them into Earth Day discovery bottles. […]

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