Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Works-for-me-Wednesday: Clear Plastic Cups

Several years ago we were at a children's museum where they had different stations set up for children to "discover," "experiment kinesthetically," and "manipulate objects." Those were the days when I would join every museum within 50 miles of my house so that my kids could have as many "tactile experiences" as possible somewhere besides our house! (Oh, our poor carpet in those days!)

One day there was a station set up with gobs of these 9 oz. clear plastic cups for the kids to build with.
I could not tear my son away from them! I bought a 200 count bag of them the next time I was at Sam's, and they still get played with!


They have mostly been used to build towers and walls, which are then promply knocked down- the fun part! (They have survived many a radio-controlled car!) We have also used them for science projects, for planting seeds(and watching the roots), and for mixing paint.

Tons of fun, for less than $8. Works for me!


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13 comments:

Julie said...

oh, my son would love this! Have to put it on my Sam's list.

Nikki said...

Awesome idea and great photo! I bet my kids would love this. I'm going to add it to my shopping list as well.

Jane said...

Oh perfect for rainy day indoor recess! Add some timers and we could have stacking races too!

devildogwife said...

How cool! My daughter would have a blast with these.

Stacitee said...

What a great idea. That is an amazing picture too. I bet my two kids would love it! Thanks!

Terrific Teens said...

Cute Idea. I am going to keep a pack around for when kids come to the house. However I bet my 15 year old son will want to play.

Susanne said...

What a great idea! The dayhome kids are gonna love this!

Kerri said...

This is a great idea. My kids would love that!

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Wonderful Idea!

Thanks for sharing.

Linda

Jenny in Ca said...

wow, what a great photo! Gonna have to go out and get some for my kids.

When mine were all babies, I used to give them a plastic cup to play with. They loved to put a chew toy or even a spoon in and out of it, chew on the rim. They kept them busy during a bath or when they needed to sit on my lap and be quiet.

good tip!

PastorMac's Ann said...

This is a great idea. I should pick some of these up next time we go to Costco. My kids would really enjoy them. Thanks for the tip.

Amy Jane said...

Awesome!!!

LeftCoastOnlooker said...

now that's my kind of fun!