Canned Jars - what to do with them?

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  1. Teachling

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    In cleaning the garage, I found that I have two boxes of canned jars & was wondering if it's worth me taking it to the classroom to use. Any ideas how I can use these?
     
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    you can use them for science projects, storing small manipulatives....
     
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    If there is enough for each of your students, save them for a 'mom' gift. Make bath salts (epson salt, food coloring and a scented oil), slap a label and ribbon on them and ta-da! You have a beautiful gift perfect for the holidays or for mother's day.
     
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    Use 'em to have students make small terrariums for science.

    Put gravel in bottom and potting soil on top. Use them to show students the root structure of bean seedlings.
     
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    Love the ideas! Sounds like it's a definite keep. Thanks all!
     
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    We aren't allowed to have glass bottles in our school. We've had too many children drop them, and then there is broken glass to clean up.
    I wouldn't want to use them for storing things in the classroom for just that reason.

    I think the "gift for mom" idea is a better one, in terms of getting them out of the room as quickly as possible -- and thus reducing the chances of them getting broken.
     
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    we do a mom's gift also...like a stained glass type thing with watered down glue and tissue paper
     
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    Have or do you ever read the BFG to your class? I read it to my glass and then gave each student a jar (my gram has TONS) and they each created their own dream jar and it was a fun and cute activity to go along with the story. We put them on display and everyone got to come see them and the students told a little something about why they chose what they did to put in it
     
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    If you have a shelf with "hang space" underneath...drill the lid/ring in two places to the bottom of the shelf. Fill the jars with paperclips, rubberbands, mm's...they just twist up and stay.

    It looks something like this
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    U U U U U U
     
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    you could make crystals! We did it around christmas time and they like it. very pretty
     

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