We are members of a couple different local homeschool groups. One of our groups meets monthly for “gym day” which is basically just a time when the children can run off some energy with their peers in a safe, enclosed area. Of course free play is encouraged on gym days but we also supply activities to entertain the children. Because gym days are a monthly event, we try to keep supplies and prep time to a minimum. This month was March so we planned a St Patrick’s Day theme to our activities.
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…)