After the success of our Jack-o-Lantern Discovery Bottles at Halloween, I knew I wanted to make something similar for the winter season so I gathered more empty peanut butter jars and set to work making these.
It has been a long time since we made any discovery bottles however this Halloween has provided us with the perfect excuse to throw some together!
Dollar Tree sells small jars of peanut butter which are short and round and just right for making pumpkin or jack-o-lantern discovery bottles.
I’m not a Mountain Dew drinker but some of my in-laws are and they recently left a few of these empty green soda bottles behind after a visit. To me, something about these green bottles just screamed “St Patricks Day activity!” At first I toyed with cutting them up to use as funnels and tubes in a sensory bin but then I settled on the classic non-toy that both of my children love: Discovery Bottles.
I didn’t have any shamrock confetti or anything really cool on hand but I didn’t want to spend any money to make these so I had to improvise. (more…)
Awhile back I posted about the discovery bottles we had on our shelves. Well, after a year of the same bottles, SunnyGirl was starting to loose interest in them. I had for quite some time meant to make new ones but just never got around to it. That is, until I saw one of my favorite bloggers, Fun at Home with Kids, call for Discovery Bottles on her Facebook page. That was just the kick I needed to finally make some new bottles. Here’s what I came up with: (more…)
I’ve found that more than anything, young children really love to play with stuff that isn’t toys. Boxes. Balls of newspaper. Milk caps. Egg cartons. Soda bottles. Really anything you’d normally throw into the recycling bin. Its fairly harmless and makes them happy so I try not to fight them on it. In fact, I’ve found some ways of capitalizing on this interest in non-toys. For example, these discovery bottles. (more…)