Recycled Matching Game

Do you ever wonder what to do with all those milk/water jug caps?  I have a bunch of them in my "stuff to recycle into crafts" box.  I thought it would be fun to make a matching game for my boys.  It was so easy, fun, and absolutely free.


Here's how we did it:

1)  We decided to do a matching game with numbers from 1-10, so we counted out 20 bottle caps.  (You can do it for letters, colors, people in your family... whatever you want.)


2)  We traced 20 circles onto a piece of paper, and my four year old printed the numbers in each circle.



3)  I cut out all the circles (just inside the lines I had drawn) and put them in the caps.  You don't even need to use glue because the grooves in the lid keep the paper in place.  Easy, right?  :-)


That's it!

To play the game, simply flip over all the lids, and take turns trying to make matches.  If you get a match, you get another turn.  When all the lids are gone, the person who made the most matches wins.


Happy Matching!

♥ 
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)

8 comments:

  1. Great idea! Especially because they got to help.

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  2. This is great! Kids can help make it, it requires recycling and you can do tons of different types of games.

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  3. My kids can't quite write the numbers yet, but I think they would enjoy the matching. Great idea! I am a new facebook follower from Today's Creative Blog. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  4. What a great idea! We have so many apple juice bottle caps that we just recycle, but this is even better. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  5. Hi there, what a clever mommy you are. Being the mother of three boys also (mine are grown now), any new idea to keep them busy is always welcome. Perhaps I could use this on my little grandson, LOL Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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  6. Ooooh I love re-purposed crafts! How wonderful and clever is this???? Thanks for sharing this with us, I would love it if you could link up on my blog too so I can share this fun matching game with my readers as well.
    http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/11/introducing-fun-stuff-fridays.html

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  7. Simple but great, just the type of craft/recycling/playing I prefer. You inspired us, so we made some of our own: http://stepfordska-supruga-en.blogspot.com/2013/02/bottle-caps-activities.html

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