Right around Christmas time my kids spotted a "Find It" Game at Target they were begging for.
I saw on opportunity for a fun project! We began by having a scavenger hunt for lots of tiny, random toys.
Next, we dyed rice three colors for the filler. (If I could give any advice, it would be to make this from Acini de Pepe pasta rather than rice as the little balls would be more like the actual game. I didn't think of this until after the game was constructed and the dying process for pasta is exactly the same.)
Simply place white rice or pasta into a jar and cover with ordinary rubbing alcohol. Add food coloring and shake. Leave overnight or to desired tint. Strain the rice and lay out to dry on a paper towel. (laugh when your kids start crying because it smells "like a shot at the doctor's office!")
Mix dried rice and little toys in a bowl.
Add the whole mixture to some kind of clear tube. We used an empty ornament container, but a tennis ball tube would work as well. (And, I'm pretty sure someone linked up an idea like this on Tutorial Tuesday on time using a ziploc baggie.)
To make it more like a game, keep track of all the objects in the tube and type up and cut out cards on the computer. They can draw a card and look for that object!
Come on back tomorrow on Tutorial Tuesday to link up your own tutorials!
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