Sensory Bubble Hourglass

The sensory, liquid, hourglass shape contains colourful bubbles that fall and bounce to the bottom. They contain colourful oil and water. Approximately 7cm x 4.5cm. Each pack will contain one Sensory Bubble Hourglass. Colours may vary. Suitable for ages: 3+

Key learning this resource may support:


The sensory bubble hourglass can be used to provide a visual sensory experience for children.

Communication skills may be supported if the bubble hourglass is used by a child to express their needs and desires in terms of time.

Social and emotional development as the bubble hourglass supports children to identify and manage transitions within the daily routine and have a greater sense of control.

Suggested starting points for engagement:

  • An hourglass can be used to support an individual child who may need a visual representation during transitions between activities during the daily routine.
  • A child with a particular interest, focus or challenge within the daily routine may find the visual representation of time helpful and the liquid motion of the hourglass can have a calming effect and reduce stress or anxiety.
  • The bubble hourglass can be used by individual children as a visual aid to help maintain attention, focus and as a sensory experience in itself.
  • Consider other materials that can be used to make similar sensory objects such as water bottles containing glitter, oil and photographs.

AIM INCLUSIVE PLAY

Download the Sensory Bubble Hourglass Activity Card