Opening and closing bottles board
Inspired by Montessori
Does your little child get frustrated when he or she can’t open bottles, jars and containers? If so, I will show you how to make an original DIY Montessori Inspired Recycled Opening and Closing Bottles Board for your toddler!😊 This activity will certainly help your child learn how to open and close any type of bottle or container.
Keeping this in mind, this is a type of Montessori Practical Life Activity that you can easily do at home. It contributes to the development of your children’s fine motor skills. Follow these simple steps and help your child thrive! ❤️
– A sheet of plywood birch wood 🛒
– A pair of scissors
– Small plastic bottles recycled with their own caps
1) Cut the top part of each of the water bottles with a pair of scissors. Do it carefully.
2) Set the bottles on a piece of plywood, being sure to place the bottles the same distance from one another.
3) Put a layer of hot glue on the borders of each bottle and press the bottle against the plywood. Keep it pressed for several seconds, so the bottle sticks to the plywood. Be careful not to press too hard or the bottle may not stick properly.
4) Apply some glue dots to the piece of plywood so you can stick it onto the floor, the child’s mat or the child’s table.
Doing so will help the board stay still and your child can safely practice how to remove and replace the lids on top of the bottles.
– Gaining confidence and practice in screwing and unscrewing bottle caps
– Encouraging and mastering fine motor skills development
– Fostering hand-eye coordination
– Building a child’s concentration
– Strengthening wrist and hand muscles
– Enhancing problem solving in little learners
– Stimulating children’s independence
– Strengthening dexterity
– Developing your child’s pincer grip (an essential and important skill needed to learn how to hold a pen or pencil)
Moreover, this board can be used for an activity known as inserting. The child can insert objects such as pom poms, pipe cleaners, nuts, and chickpeas into bottles. Use your creativity and new material and your child will be excited and enthusiastic!
In addition, you can even create other types of Montessori Inspired Activity Boards by using recycled material that you have in your home. Take a look at this other post where I explain how to make another DIY Montessori Inspired Opening and Closing Activity Board, using recycled material that I have collected, while keeping in mind the small hands of our little frequent learners.
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NOW IT’S TIME TO DO IT! Have fun and send me your comments – and please share with your friends and followers.