See? They're fun.
- empty water bottles/any clear bottle will work
- a funnel is handy but not necessary
- bits and bobs from around the house...here are some ideas:
- corn kernels
- tiny toys
- you know.....JUNK you have lying around
5. On the computer (or by hand) print out a small sheet at life size of the objects to find in the bottle.
6. Using the funnel or a rolled up piece of paper, fill the jar 1/3 full of rice.
7. I'd recommend letting the kids hold the bottle still while an adult or older kid pours in the rice. You might work over a shallow box or put the bottle in a bowl to contain spills. However, we did this with 15 four-year-olds and it was surprisingly neat.
8. Put in half of the trinkets. Even really small kids can do this part.
9. Add more rice until the bottle is about two-thirds full.
11. Fill the rest of the way with rice. Leave about an inch or two of space at the top so that you can roll the rice around to reveal the goodies. If you want to be sure this doesn't get opened accidentally, you can glue the lid shut.
For older kids:
Make it harder by hiding small objects that are the same color as the rice and hard to find. I included TINY star pasta and alphabet letters.
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