First, let me just say there is a huge difference in the quality of a 2 liter. I only like name brand bottles! It's all in the plastic. Generic soda bottles have a flimsy plastic and it just won't do for the amount of abuse they go thru in the classroom.
Alrighty! Now that I've got that off my chest I can get to the point of this post! Don't throw your bottles in the recycler just yet...try these fun ideas first!
- Tornado Tubes:
You can buy the connector (which I do) or make your own!
- I Spy Game:
- Terrariums: This is an activity I hope to do soon. It looks like a great science activity!
- Bubble Blowers!
This was made from water bottles, but I suppose a 2 Liter would work, too!
- Sensory Bottles: Fill with oil (baby oil works best) and water, glitter, small objects.
- Magnet Bottle: Fill with rice or beans. Add small objects that are magnetic. Use a magnet wand to slide across the bottle to attract the objects!
- http://www.kinderfriends.com/discoverybottles.html This site has some great ideas, too!
One of these days I'll add a linky to get other's ideas, too. Anyone have advice on a certain linky they use??