I'm sure I'm not the only one out there whose shopping is frequently dictated by 'learning opportunities/games potential' etc in the packaging. I am currently consuming close to my own bodyweight in those yogurts with the nice round almost miniature goldfish bowl containers so that i can make a game with numbers/letters in the bottom (tape them together in a triangular shape) and use with ping pong balls, or use for smaller paint/glue pots, or little collecting pots, sunk in the ground for golf holes and more ideas, I hope, to come. Then there's the instant porridge pots that come with a lid. No more washing up paintpots for me!!! - well i do wash some because they're useful - attach screwed up paper balls (reinforced with masking tape) on some string to create a cup and ball game. use for a pop up puppet. Retain the cardboard sleeve to use as a template for naming/decorating items. My colleague's hearts sink when another box arrives, but cut them up into large label size along the folds is good. hole punch in corners, add string and they are great signs to hang around everywhere, They disappear faster than i can make them. (I think that one came from type pad) . And what about those little plastic stock pots. put them on a builders tray/in the water with some plasticine, masking tape, cocktail sticks, paper for sails - can children make a boat or ...whatever? How many bits of gravel will sink them? Lovely tiny paint pots for using with cotton buds. If Im honest I don't like the stock as much as other types. sad or what! Anyone else out there?