Bottle Cap Sorting

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This Bottle Cap Sorting activity is a great way to reuse caps while encouraging color recognition.  Sorting is a beneficial cognitive development exercise because it requires a child to differentiate between colors and then group like colors together.


Here’s what you’ll need:  various colors of bottle caps and a muffin tin…and a willing participant.  :)


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1.  Lay out the materials and then give your child instructions.



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2.  Start sorting!



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*This activity should be monitored at all times, especially if using smaller caps.  This activity is not recommended for children 3 and under (or those who still place objects in their mouths).




  1. says

    Love the pictures and the idea of using a muffin tin for sorting. I’ve used empty egg cartons, but the cardboard starts to tear after awhile. I’ll switch to the tins! Thanks for the tip. Renee

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