Fine Motor Skills Bottle for Toddlers

Last week we made a simple discovery bottle with our kids.

A Fine Motor Skills Bottle.

There is little that will keep my tots attention for very long.  They seem to love to flutter from activity to activity… until this bottle came along!  Add this to your list of great activities for 2 year olds!

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Make a Fine Motor Skills Bottle

All you need for your own bottle:

  • Empty clean water bottle with a lid.
  • Handful of toothpicks.
  • Screw.

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Poke a hole into the lid of the bottle using a screw that is the slightly wider than the toothpicks.

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We have three toddlers/young preschoolers…

I love how this activity brought them together.  They all wanted to take turns dropping the toothpicks and hearing the pitter-patter of the toothpicks falling into the bottle.

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The finished product is a fun musical instrument.  When you shake it, the bottle sounds like falling rain.
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We have made other discovery bottles in the past.  If you like this one, your kids might enjoy some of these too:

I Spy Bottle Game. 

Customized Water Bottle.

Create the game of telephone.




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An original "Quirky Momma" blogger and "Mommy" to six kids under six, when Rachel is not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry, she can be found exploring and creating with her kiddos. She hopes to be someone who acts justly, loves kindness and walks humbly before God (Micah 6:8).