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Empty and Full

Time

  • 10 to 15 minutes

Materials

  • Cotton balls
  • Plastic sandwich bags

Directions

Work together to fill the sandwich bags with cotton balls, one at a time. It is surprising how long this seemingly simple activity can take and how focused your child can become.

Extensions

  • Ask your child to find something else to put the cotton balls into.
  • Give your child a sock to fill with cotton balls. If either of you have pockets, fill them with cotton balls.
  • Let your child fill a purse or pocketbook when you have to wait for an appointment.

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Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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