Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bottles

This week's Unplugged Project was "bottle," and since we are on "X" week, we decided to make a xylophone out of bottles.

So Mommy and I got out a bunch of bottles. She didn't have very many empty ones, so I grabbed some out of the fridge to make a few more notes. But she wouldn't let me use the ketchup one since it was plastic. Here I am arranging my xylophone. Great music, er, noise lesson.

I've got spoons to ding on the glasses. Mommy showed me how to pour water into and out of the bottles to make the sound lower or higher. But she wouldn't open up the soy sauce or the banana sauce or the olive oil to let me pour those out. Great pouring lesson.
Then I decided I should read the ingredients of the soy sauce bottle to make sure they were appropriate for my xylophone. Great reading lesson.
Then I decided to see what bottles fit into the other bottles. Great spatial lesson.

Finally I had to clean up all the water I spilled. This would have been so much more fun if I could've poured ketchup instead of water! Great life skills lesson.

For more bottle ideas, check out Unplug Your Kids!

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17 comments:

♥ Somebody Loved ♥ said...

Who knew bottles could be so much fun... I wonder what my husband will do if I go and get a bunch of bottles out of the fridge and commence a pouring project????

I guess I will skip it and let you have all the fun MisS Esmé.

ToOdLeS.ShEiLa

lara said...

Wow, I can't believe I did think of this before! I'm going to try this out with my little girl! Great idea!

Heather of the EO said...

I just can't believe how creative you are. Kudos.

Meg said...

That is so cute!

Wifey said...

How cute! I love the bottle idea. And, banana sauce sounds yummy.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

grammy said...

I seemed to have missed a lot of stuff between Sunday and Tuesday night. Bottle music, pretty scarfs and drawing with toes. what fun. Sometimes the kids around here have more fun with my laundry baskets than all the toys I have. (o:

Making of a Montessori Mum said...

Very cool! I love this ideas. Thanks.

Prasti said...

cool! what's wrong with pouring out the ketchup? i think you did a great job cleaning up, so i'm sure you would have done great cleaning up the ketchup ;).

sheila said...

A very smart and fun lesson to teach her! Funny how they learn and they don't even realize it.

dani said...

how fun, esme!!! katherine and i did that once... a long time ago:)
love,
dani

Debra said...

A xylophone out of bottles....everytime I think your creativity can't inspire me further, you prove me wrong! Brilliant! Esme, big hugs to you, sweet one!

ParentingPink said...

Oh, FUN! It's always the simple things kids enjoy playing with most!

African Kelli said...

already on x! I have loved this project. You are setting a high bar for parenting creativity. Thanks for the great ideas!

Jennifer said...

Wonderful photos. She looks as though she had a wonderful time.

Sandra said...

Such a great idea and she looks like she's having a blast :)

Damselfly said...

Oh, I want to try this! Thanks for the idea.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

What time is class tomorrow? I love to make music.

peace~elaine