Bottle Top Fish

Bottle Top Fish is an easy activity to set up and fun to play for your toddler or preschooler!
bottle top fish

With the extra bottle tops I had, I drew fish on them and floated them in a bowl. I gave B a slotted spoon  and he transferred them to another container. He also tried to transfer them with salad tongs. (Both ideas are great for motor skill development!)

Then, I turned it into a listening activity by asking him things like:

  • Can you scoop out the top that has 2 fish on it?
  • Can you scoop out the mad fish?
  • Can you fish for all of the red tops?

After we were done, B had a great time pretending he was making soup.

Also, check out this Bottle Top Numbers Activity!

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  • Reply Jen @ lil Mop Top

    Love this one! great idea! 🙂

    July 9, 2010 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply Cathy

    That is a GREAT idea. So simple, yet I bet it would be so much fun for the kids.

    July 9, 2010 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply JDaniel4's Mom

    This looks like so much fun.

    July 9, 2010 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply Julie

    This is such a cute idea!!

    July 9, 2010 at 5:54 pm
  • Reply Val, Mike, Brax and Harper

    where in the world to you get so many bottle tops???? i have like 3 collected over the last 2 weeks! can you buy them in bulk or something??!!

    July 10, 2010 at 3:48 am
  • Reply The Activity Mom

    I had my friends start collecting them for me! =) There’s NO way I could have done it by myself. I promised them I would make some games for their child if they collected for me.

    July 10, 2010 at 12:02 pm
  • Reply Swapna Raghu Sanand

    Great activity!

    July 15, 2010 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Cathy @ NurtureStore

    I happen to have a lot of bottle tops waiting for an idea – and my little on will love this. Thank you so much for linking with the Play Academy – hope to see you next Friday! 🙂

    August 7, 2010 at 4:05 pm
  • Reply ~SHANNON~

    This is a great idea- my daughter loves any and all water play! She would adore this!

    September 8, 2010 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply Mama D

    Cute idea!

    April 8, 2013 at 12:30 pm
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