Sunday, August 28, 2011

preschool preoccupations

I've got not one, but TWO fun little projects from this Summer to share. They were both geared toward the younger set since I have a three (almost four) year old in the house who often needs a diversion. Before you get too excited I'll warn you that I only have one of the two projects ready today - I'm working on the other. Also, I admit, I did not come up with this idea, I read it in a magazine somewhere but it's so fun and easy I'm sharing here anyway even though chances are that you have seen this somewhere before.
So, the first one is the much beloved "I Spy" jar. All you need is an assortment of little doo-dads and what nots (we always seem to have plenty in our house). I used things like a paperclip, a thumbtack, a crayon, a button and well, you get the idea. Then you need a clean empty jar and some rice. I decided to color my rice just for fun using this recipe.
Toss everything in the jar and seal it shut (I used E600 for this). All that's left to do now is turn it and shake it until you have found all the hidden treasures inside. I added a tag to it that lists what is inside as well. Fun and super dooper easy.


the blue rabbit house said...

I'm pretty sure I'd like that game as well, haha. :)

Patty said...

I love this (said the unemployed preschool teacher)! Great idea!