Monday, February 9, 2009

Simply Made ~ Hide-n-Seek Bowls

This is one of my kids’ favorite things to play with during school. It was quick and easy to make, and the possibilities are really endless!

I used a bowl, some weird curly noodles, and a handful of tiny toys from around the house. They dig through the bowl of noodles to find the toys. At first, I worked hard to make sure everything was concealed from view when I first handed it to them, but I soon discovered that even catching a glimpse of part of an object delighted them both. This could also be made with sand, rice, macaroni or sugar to hide the toys, and you could use numbers, letters, shapes, colors, or toys with a specific theme (objects that start with the same letter, objects that are the same shape or color, ocean animals, pirates, etc.) for the kids to find.

This Simply Made post was written by Laura, you can visit her personal blog, Four Little Penguins. Thanks Laura for sharing your great idea of a simple home-made learning tool!

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Becca said...

we're gonna try this one for sure! thanks for sharing :)

Carla said...

Great idea! I think we will try that this afternoon. Hopefully it will chase away the naughties that have been here all morning!

Mozi Esme said...

Fun idea! I recently put out a tray with uncooked ziti in it for my girl to play with, but hadn't thought of hiding things in it!

Christi said...

We hide things in oatmeal, safe for a little guy who may eat some, and very easy to clean up.