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create (with kids): busy numbers

My war against plastic lids continues, as shared here. I think I've discovered a creative way to hand them off onto unsuspecting parties... 
turn them into educational busy activities to gift to the little people in our lives! With a birthday quickly approaching for our special little friend Ezra, we had the perfect opportunity to try it out. 

I began with trimming the rim off of a plastic lid. We then divided it into six sections, drawing lines with a permanent marker. The off-centering was unintentional (ahem), but worked well since some sections had more stars to hold than others.

We decided which number, from 1-6, went to which section and filled it in with that amount of star stickers. To help protect the stars against busy little hands, I cut a piece of contact paper to cover the inner part of the lid. Finally we created a clothespin for each section by writing the number on both sides of the clothespin.

Tucked into a up-cycled little plastic bag, it was ready to give. A perfect gift for him, and an excellent way to see our plastic lid pile diminish for me! (smile)

Cassidy Sevier

Cassidy used to teach in the city, now she homeschools three active kids in the woods. She spends her days reading aloud, crafting, getting lost in nature, and refilling her teapot. Her best parenting advice: You should never give kids more water or glitter than you're willing to clean up! Read more about their learning adventures at Freshly

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea for a busy bag... and to use up all of those plastic lids that just seem to multiply!


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