I do love to use recyclables to make up games like this super fun shapes game! It is frugal and I don’t feel bad if my kids only play with it for a little while, although, with some they play with for a long time like this fine motor play idea.
Also, get your hands on this Ebook-Colors and Shapes for more fun, frugal and hands-on activities to learn about colors and shapes!
For this game I used pill containers/bottles with the flip top and circle cutouts from another project. You can use bottle tops too.
I added shapes(with different colours) to the circles and the pill bottles using Sharpies:
I printed this Blank Die/Dice Template onto sturdy cardboard and add the same marks(shapes and colours) to it together with a +1 and -1.
The shape circles were divided up between the players. My 6 year old played with two 3.5 year olds. Each player had a turn to roll the dice.
The player adds all those shapes to the correct pill bottle. If the dice lands on the 1+, he/she needs to take one out of any bottle. If it lands on the -1, he/she can add any one to a bottle. The player which ends with nothing first, wins!
- Count the shapes you have(counting skills)
- Talk about the shapes and colours(language development)
- Only use two fingers to pick up the circles(fine motor skills)
- Take turns and handle wins and losses(social development)
PS Find more awesome ideas(150 more)in this great book:
(Click the pic to go to Amazon to buy!)
A super fun shapes game using recyclables indeed!
And do check out this free Shapes Bingo Game!
You might want to see these DIY toys too:
Baby wipes container fine motor toy
DIY Marble Maze
Tic Tac Toe from magazines
Captain America Shield
What kind of pill bottles are these, I LOVE them?
Nadia van Zyl says
It is vitamin bottles. Think it’s called the GO series
Sad to say they don’t sell those in the US, super cute though, thanks for the info!!
Nadia van Zyl says
Ah! Keep a look out for something similar;)
You can use disinfectant wipes containers. That’s what I thought of when I saw this.
kreş oyuncakları says
https://www.yengecegitim.com/kres-oyuncaklari-isleri kreş oyuncakları oyun evleri montessoriye uygun eğitici oyuncaklar domino ve bağlantı kurma ahşap oyuncaklar keçe oyuncaklar kreş donanımları kreş mobilyaları