Looking for a way to change up your child’s bath play? Well, look no further than your own refrigerator!
Once your kiddo gulps down that last creamy drop of milk, upcycle the plastic container to turn it into a scooping and pouring toy for some bath time fun!
Simply cut the container with either a straight edge all the way around or with a bit of a slanted edge. Each shape functions slightly differently when used for scooping and pouring. Once the jug has been cut open, wash it out and make sure it’s clean and ready to go for some fun bath play!
Your kids can practice “fishing” for objects in the water with their scooper, working hand-eye coordination and visual tracking.
They can use one hand to scoop water with a cup and pour the water into the jug being held by the other hand, which makes the jug act like a funnel. This is perfect for working bilateral coordination, hand strength, and hand dominance (non-dominant hand holds jug, dominant hand pours).
They can practice twisting the cap on or off (a hand dominance and fine motor dexterity skill that can be fairly tricky to teach some kids!) in order to open or close the valve at the bottom. Whether the cap is on or off, all of this scooping and filling with water makes for some great upper body and hand strengthening!
We have had a lot of fun experimenting with all the ways you can use an upcycled milk jug for bath play in the last several weeks. How else can use this for some bath time fun?