Bottle Cap Balance

Activity: Balance a bottle cap on only 1 straw. Your bottle cap must stay balanced for 1 minute.


  • Plastic bottle cap
  • Plastic drinking straws
  • Timer
  • Scissors

Let’s think about it:

  • How many caps can you balance at a time?
  • Are larger or smaller caps easier to balance?
  • Is it easier to balance on a long or short straw?

Literacy Connection:

  • Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
  • Click here to watch the read aloud

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