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Opening & Closing

I’ve seen this opening and closing activity all over the internet and have been so excited to try it with B!
opening and closing basket
 I saved up quite a few containers that open in different ways. I put a penny in each container and told Blake he could put the pennies in his bank if he could get them out of the containers and close them back up.
This is a great activity for motor skill development! I had containers that twisted, lifted, and flipped open.
Other items to put inside the containers:
words on pieces of paper that make a sentence
paper clips

This activity is too fun, simple, and inexpensive to not give it a try!

Activities using Old Containers

Friday 7th of February 2014

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Monday 3rd of May 2010

I love this idea! I can't wait to try it with Sweet Pea!


Saturday 1st of May 2010

I love this idea! Where were bloggers like you when my kids were toddlers??

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Saturday 1st of May 2010

Great idea, mama! Glad to find your blog and following. I am always looking for fun, new activities for my kiddies. Looks like I'll be learning a lot from you.


Friday 30th of April 2010

Wow! I can't wait to try this activity with Christopher.