You can read more about the why of them over on this blog post by Pre-School Play
& see how to make them at this wonderful post by Happy Hooligans.
All I can say is that they are one of the best, cheapest & easily accessible resources I have ever come across. I put an appeal out to the school parents for 2 litre bottles on my page & managed to gather up over 30 in no time at all. I made mine up before the children started back, so they were there from day one for them & could be introduced as the Bottle Babies.
So far 5 weeks in, they have proved so popular, some of the children gather them up & take them to the 'tree house', others have used them to block off parts of the playground or a path to crawl & walk upon, sometimes they are taken for a ride on the back of a bike or in a pram. They have even been put up on a table to provide 'refreshments' at a wedding!!
Our Bottle Babies live outside in some tyres & are part of the whole tidy-up routine as they are gathered from every corner of the playground. They are a good starting point for some children to play togther - hunting for the red/blue/green ones etc.
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