Monday, February 11, 2013

Bottle caps activities

You have already seen that we like to play with bottle caps and how we made some toddler toys, like this box with a lid:






In this post you could see how the hamster mom (that would be me), has gathered a remarkable amount of bottle caps. So it was the time to figure out what to do with them.



Learning colors with plastic bottle caps 

 

First we learned some colors. I collected all the caps in one basket:
 


 
Then I took five little boxes, of the same color as the caps so then we sorted them by color. Since I couldn't find the boxes in all the necessary colors, I wrapped them in gift wrapping paper scraps.
 
 
Kids had a lot of fun and also learned something, and it was very easy for me to prepare it!
And they were also playing by mixing the caps, moving them from one container to another, in no particular order and meaning. I dare to say they liked this part the best. 
 


  A memory game with bottle caps

 

Before starting, wash all the caps (since they may contains some food leftovers). We all know how important the sensory play is, so this could be a good start and to introduce something like that into everyday activities. An additional plus: it is super fun kids.





When you wash and dry them, you can start adding stickers. 
I made one set for the Older and one for the Younger:



But in the end, the sisters mixed it all together and played:

 
 I'd like to thank the East Coast Mommy for this great idea.

Try it, it's super easy and we had lots of fun while playing it!
 
 
 
 

11 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for linking back to me. Looks like a lot of fun! :-)

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    1. Thank you again for a great and simple idea!

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  2. Irena , savršeno !
    Didaktički gledano , ekološki prihvatljivo , jeftino a sigurno su djeca prezadovoljna .
    Iz mog iskustva - sve skupe igračke nisu imale dobar efekt kao bakini poklopci i lonci , karton i kvačice za robu . :)

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    1. Naravno, neću ići u krajnosti pa tvrditi da nemamo nikakve kupovne igračke ili da ih uopće ne kupujemo, ali svakako je super zabavno, već od same izrade. Hvala na posjeti!

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  3. Great ideas! I'm visiting your from SITS. Have a good one!

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    1. Glad you like it and thanks for stopping by!

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  4. This is so cool! I wish I had been that clever when my daughter was that young!

    Thanks for linking up to Time For You Tuesday! Good luck! :)

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    1. There was probably no Pinterest when your daughter was young :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I've been collecting bottle caps for my son's preschool (they do some of these activities). I might save some for our house and try out an activity or two. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. This summer, I was decluttering I almost throwed the caps away, because I couldn't find any use for them, but then I discovored Pinterest....

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  6. What a great idea. Very clever and it is earth friendly. Thanks for sharing with us at In and Out of the Kitchen Link Up Party.
    Dawn co host
    http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com

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