The Fitzwilliam Museum has numerous vessels of different specifications and designs on show. Whilst on a visit one day it reminded me of the story “Memory Bottles” by Beth Shoshan (ISBN 978-1904511625), given to me by a dear friend when I moved jobs.
I took some photos of various jugs and bottles to use as a clues for the boys to find. I cut and stuck them onto paper which I had cut out into bottle shapes and laminated them for durability.
Here we are hunting for the vessels in the museum.
The boys then chose their favourite vessels.
S “because I could fit lots of hot chocolate in it!”
A – ” for tea”.
Whilst on holiday we shared the book and talked about our memories of our stay in France.
I invited the boys to record their memories by writing or drawing. We the placed these in an exciting shaped plastic bottle to be shared again at a later date.
We secured them with ribbon so that we could easily put them in the bottle (and take them out too).
In they go – each day we will add to the bottle to create a bottle full of holiday memories.
What bottles or vessels do you have in your local museum? What stories or memories could you create about the bottles?