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Recommend for: Cognitive, Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Baby, Toddler, Preschooler,


Summary: “Skittles” is an excellent outdoor activity that helps develop children’s cognitive and fine motor skill. It can also get competitive, so the children may keep themselves entertained for hours.


    5 plastic drink bottles (1.25 Litres)
  • Water
  • Sand
  • Masking tape
  • Powder dye
  • Balls


  1. Put powder dye in sand if you would like to have different coloured bottles
  2. Put a small amount of sand or water into each bottle to weigh them down
  3. Secure the lid with tape
  4. Line the bottles up in a row
  5. Let the children roll or throw the balls to knock them over
  6. You can also arrange the bottles further apart, to make the game more difficult, or arrange them in shapes rather than in a straight line

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