What Recycled Bottle Caps Can Teach Your Preschooler

What Recycled Bottle Caps Can Teach Your Preschooler

Inside: Size sorting game you can use for your next Breakfast Invitation

It all began with that kitchen drawer.

You know the one I am talking about. 

You can barely open it. It is stuffed beyond belief with wine openers, chips clips, and bottle caps and lids.

Wait a minute...

BOTTLE CAPS AND LIDS! 

So many sizes. So many colors. So many ways to use these!

Let's begin with sorting by size and counting the number of objects in each category. 

Set this Breakfast Invitation up in seconds! SUPER SIMPLE. 

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Set Up and Supplies:

Amazon affiliate links provided for your paper and marker.

The bottle caps and lids should be in your draw. Try the one that only opens with a forceful tug. 

  • Lay out your paper the night before. USE THIS ACTIVITY AS A BREAKFAST INVITATION! 
  • Create 3 categories
  • Label each category small, medium, large
  • Notice, I wrote each category in the size of the word
  • Place your caps in a container 
  • Sort the caps by size
  • Count the number of caps in each category

NOTE: Don't be afraid to use powerful words with your preschooler such as:

  • sorting
  • attributes
  • classify
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Why Practice Sorting with your Preschooler?

By Kindergarten, children will be asked to describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight.

In addition, Kindergarteners will also be asked to: 

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KEEP IN MIND:

My two-year-old was over this sorting by size activity in about 30 seconds. He would rather play, "Hide the Caps".

Guess what?

Let your preschooler guide their own learning. Remember, you can do the same Breakfast Invitation for multiple days.

Day one can be exploration.

Day two, you can add input.

Sit along side your preschooler and find the best time to enter and exit the activity. 


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