Two Saturdays ago I took Kalissa to Rochester, MN to take her nursing board examination. While she was taking her test I shopped. I am not in a bigger town often and had plans to go to Target. I had several things on my list and one of those things was new dog bowls for Ruby. I had ceramic ones and one of the childcare kids picked one up, dropped it and it broke. I have found that I like people bowls to use for dog bowls better than I like dog bowls so I headed back to the housewares section.
I found some nice red bowls, put them in the cart and rounded the corner to head to the toy section. That’s when the Transform Mason Ball Lid Inserts caught my eye. I love Mason Jars. They had so many different types of insert lids. They had ones to make the jars into water bottles with lids and straws. They had “Frog” for holding flowers in place. They had designed lids that allowed potpourri scents to escape. The ones I was quickly attracted to were the ones with the slotted lids.
The label on the outside said perfect for money banks or raffle tickets. I had the childcare kids in mind. Right now I have several who don’t know their colors or shapes. I had bought a colorful bag of buttons at Wal-Mart with the hopes of coming up with a couple activities to do with them that would help them learn colors.
So the next time the kiddos were there I gave this a try. The kids who did it, loved it. The jars I had were glass and the pieces are small so I closely supervised the kids who were playing but they really loved it.
At some point we’ll do something similar with sorting money….I am sure I’ll come up with something else too. You can follow the link above and it will take you to Amazon where you can see the lids.
I just thought I would share this idea with all of you. I know some of you want sewing time but need to entertain your own children or grand children. You could easily open up your button box and have the kids sort while you sew. White buttons for one jar, silver buttons for another jar….I know even as a 49 year old I still love sorting buttons.