Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Hungry Hungry Oatmeal

oh, that's where they went.
Kids love putting things into things.  Both my four year old and two year old alike.  Cut a hole in the bottom of an oatmeal cannister and drop little treasures into the dark hole.  Pick it up to find them!  Start over again.

Cost: What -- like $2 for the oatmeal cannister? -- but you get to eat the oatmeal! So, really, it's free.

variations: snacks into the dark hole (goldfish, marshmallows, raisins, blueberries), you could count them and drop them as you count.  Take it outside and drop sticks or rocks that were gathered, dandelions, weeds. Oooh, that's a good one.  maybe a bigger cannister.  A weed eater!!!  Maybe you make a face on the cannister and the opening looks like a mouth.  I am a nerd.  But that would be fun. 


Mama Ruck said...

You just gave an idea to cover one to look like the hungry caterpillar! Then we could drop play food into it and act out the story. I like it!

Likely said...

Oh, I REALLY love that idea. I am going to do that. I think I have my little max color the different food items and then drop them in as the story is told. Play food is a great idea too.... or what about play-do?? Make the items from it?

Very very fun. If you do it and blog about it will you post the link???

Mama Ruck said...

I finally posted about it at http://mamaruck.blogspot.com/2009/12/hes-berry-hungry.html! We are still playing with it, months after making it.