Thursday, April 26, 2007

Treasure bottles project in playgroup

Here's a great project for all you toddlers out there! In this project you fill rice halfway up in a clean, empty water bottle and then add as many small objects as you'd like. Everyone brought their own assortment from home so we had things ranging from dice to beach glass to screws to beads. Then fill up the rest of the bottle with rice and you have a treasure bottle! The small objects roll around and hide in the rice and are lots of fun to find. What we did discover is that the girls loved doing the "adding objects" part of this project and the boys liked eating and throwing rice and shaking everything out of the bottles once they were filled. A good time was had by all. This is an excellent fine motor and sensory integration activity for those moms like me who like to ruin fun things by knowing how valuable they are for your kids.

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