Put dry rice and tiny objects inside a plastic bottle, then seal it. Have the kids find the objects by moving the bottle around; older kids can write down the names of the objects they find.
- Clear plastic bottle with a cap (clean and dry with the label removed)
- Dry rice, beans or sand
- Tiny objects that fit through the bottle's top (buttons, beads, plastic charms, trinkets, etc.)
- A funnel or a piece of paper and an inch of tape (form the paper into a cone to act as a funnel)
- Glue (white glue or hot glue)
Glue the top on the bottle (using white glue or hot glue). When the glue dries, you’ll have a great exploratory toy for a curious child.