I decided to make a greener and much less expensive (free!) version using things I had at home. I hope you give it a try too.
- Washed water or pop (I'm from Pittsburgh- I refuse to say "soda") bottles with lids and labels removed
- Colored sand or plain sand or rice, beans, or beads
- Small objects to find- paperclips, beads, stones, marbles, etc.
- Super Glue
Use the funnel to add all of the objects and sand to the bottle. For a smaller child, don't fill the bottle to the top. It's easier to find the objects when the bottle isn't filled to the top.
Next, glue the top onto the bottle and start searching!
For a variation, add water, oil, and food coloring to the bottle before gluing the top on.
Tags: discovery, bottles, explore, toddler, preschool, activity, recycled, recycle, sand