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? :-)
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.
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)