Lots of lids

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on February 5, 2013

in Engineering, Lots of lids, motor skills

Offering a variety of bottles and lots of lids proves to be a challenging invitation for children to solve this puzzle…

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Deborah created a unique set-up for this activity by taping several bottles together to form two sets of “bottle and lid puzzles.” She taped together one long line of bottles and one round set of bottles…

Lots of lids by Teach Preschool

By taping the bottles together, we avoided having the bottles being tipped over or falling to the floor so the children could enjoy a more stable work environment…

Lots of lids by Teach Preschool

The children worked patiently at trying to match up the lids to the appropriate bottles. A few children really examined the lids to determine which one might fit. Not every lid on the table fit a bottle. This was purposely designed so the children would have to think about which lid might fit a bottle and which lids didn’t fit any bottle at all…

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It was a test of trial and error. Some children figured out the small lids would fall right through the openings of larger bottles. They were easily retrieved by tipping the bottles upside down. It didn’t take long before the children were using their skills of discrimination to determine which lid would fit which bottle and then testing their choice to see if they were right…

Lots of lids by Teach Preschool

This puzzling activity provides children with the opportunity to increase their fine motor skills, while also challenging their their hand-eye coordination…

Lots of lids by Teach Preschool

If you are looking for a way to reuse all of those plastic bottles and lids you’ve been saving, then I would encourage you to give this activity a try…

Lots of lids by Teach Preschool

Available on Amazon

Links to grow on: 

M is for milk lid by Preschool Daze

Plastic lid ladybugs by Crafts by Amanda

Lid Soup with a Two Year Old by Teach Preschool



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