Monday, June 20, 2011
empty, dry clear water bottles
dry (uncooked) rice
First, we were doing this for VBS, so I had little foam shapes with the connection words for the week on them. We had 5 shapes (yellow cross, pink heart, etc). We put a little rice into the bottom of each bottle, so they would stand up and not get knocked over so easily. Then we had the kids put in their shapes. You could easily put in whatever small treasures you have on hand (beads, seashells, sequins, tiny erasers, etc) or cut your own shapes out of colored foam or felt. White objects will be harder to find in the rice, if you think the kids want a challenge. Anyway, then you just fill the bottle about 3/4 full with rice. Cap, shake, and start trying to find your objects! Naturally, this project involves rice spilling, so I advise doing it outside.
The kids wanted a picture of the bottles inside the jungle scene Elijah made for school (which all three of them still play with), complete with rain forest animals, so here that is: