We have a huge lid and bottle cap collection that we play with often and in so many different ways. This was one of our newest activities where I simply traced them in different ways onto many different sheets of paper, so the boys could match them up with their outlines. I did many simple patterns for my youngest (almost 2) and some more difficult ones for my oldest (almost 5). I traced them on cardstock to make them sturdier so we could save them, but i'll eventually get them laminated as well. This activity was a huge hit with both boys, and it was a great way to demonstrate and talk about circles, colors, counting, big/medium/small, as well as working on fine motor skills! It's also great to use as a busy bag!
I started with a few super simple ones for Little B.
To keep it more simple for B, I gave him the lids/caps that matched each card.
It was a great way to work on BIG/LITTLE.
I was SO surprised at how precise he was putting the lids exactly within the circles they belonged!
And on this one we worked on BIG/MEDIUM/SMALL,
as well as counting the number of circles and lids.
Lots of my lids were the same size, but different colors,
which made it more visually interesting.
I made a few more difficult patters for L,
and then I also just gave him the whole collection for him to sort through to look for the best fit to match.
This one was the grand finale for my oldest!
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