Sunday, December 7, 2014

"Shake Rattle & Roll"

"Shake Rattle & Roll"
The bright yellow plastic canister that the Domino SUGAR was packaged in has been recycled!  We have a new green toy for our grandsons!  Over a 6 month period I've saved many different colored plastic bottle caps- red from apple cider, white from soy milk, blue (1% fat milk & O.J.) & yellow from apple juice.  The washed bottle caps were stored in the cleaned canister.  On Thanksgiving AM the Turkeys Table Runner (directions) was out & ready for business.

***Now that our younger grandson has passed the age/ stage of giving toys & books the taste test while admiring/ using, the bottle caps could make an appearance.   With supervision this is a great toy.

I had saved the plastic bottle caps to use as "counting objects".  Once a teacher, always a teacher!  Little did I know that Shake, Rattle & Roll is a much more fun use.  The filled covered canister makes a great drum, too!

Shaking, then opening the container & spilling the bottle caps is a FuN game.  Then, collecting all of the caps while giggling adds to the enjoyment!

Our new green toy is packed away to be used again!  Maybe they will be "counting objects" in the future, but not for a long time!  Who needs to count them???

I definitely need to change the table runner!



Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

What a fun idea, JG. When my kids were little I made all kinds of things out of recycled materials. They are as much fun as any expensive toy. Happy Holidays.

JG said...

Cathy- Simple toys can be so FuN. It's so neat when children use them & their imaginations, isn't it Cathy!

Jaybird said...

I like your idea!! Kiddos really enjoy home grown things more than all the junk in the store.
Blessings to you,
PS: I am in Texas, but my Mom was born in East Longmeadow. We lived in that area and in Suffield, CN, when I was a younglet!

JG said...

Jaybird- Thanks, it's always great to stir up creativity!
PS: We had a little snowfall yesterday, so the tree branches looked so pretty this AM. Nice to hear from you. :)

Stacey said...

What a great idea!

JG said...

Stacey- Thanks!