We found this Mystical Tree awhile back & decided it was a good day to try it.
We started it just before nap & saw nice growth by the time A was up.
It was neat watching the crystals grow & turn the color of the tree limbs. And interesting that it was white on the trunk.
SKILLS: Patience, Observations, Science, Predictions
11:pm (A saw it in the morning & called it the broccoli tree! )
So several of our friends have handmade hooded towels. One of the youngest was sad she did not, so I made her one as well.
Today Either found some objects & asked if she could use them. So, I grabbed a few more things and let her go to town. The only real direction I gave was saying what to try first.
Started off with stamps, which always turns to her using the stamp pad as a wide marker. Then used some stickers and foam beads. I like how she decided to stack items on top of each other.
SKILLS: Art, Creativity, Confidence, Fine Motor Skills, Not One Correct Way
A found one of our books today, flipped through, & then said she wanted to try this one. So after checking it out & realizing we had everything (cornstarch, water, & food coloring) we got down to business.
A helped measure the cornstarch, added a few drops of blue food coloring to the water. Then we headed outside to our little pool to play.
It was fun watching (& playing with) this substance that is a liquid when sitting, but when you squeeze it is turns solid!
Both A & S had a fun time playing with the oobleck!
*Note: Clean up was easy. Used wet washcloth on the kids & then added more water & was able to easily rinse out the pool.
SKILLS: Sensory, Imagination, Solid vs. Liquid.