put velcro circles on the outside of a clean, empty milkjug and used lids from milk, soda bottles, etc. to stick all over it, cut a circle in the side of the jug to put lids in and the child can tip the caps out too - Containment and positioning schemas
Scooping Bottle Caps for Toddler Play. I have a similar activity in my book - My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child's Language Development. I use plastic ice cubes instead of bottle caps. So much fun for toddlers!