A found an empty water bottle & wanted to put stuff in it. She started with a rock & then wanted to add water, so we did. Which of course lead to the discussion of, “what happened” & “why”. (It sunk & because it is small). Which lead to other objects being put in & making guesses as to what would happen.
It was fun watching them make guesses, usually based on what happened before. Then they started shaking it, which lead to observations & discussions about was happening. Fun, impromptu exploring life!
SKILLS: Observations, Predictions, Float/Sink.
A has been showing interest in time. (Well she is getting frustrated with not understanding how much time there is until things.) So we have created a daily center that has a timeline & clips for our daily activities.
So we set up this project several days ago. Took it out a couple times to do it, but got busy & put it back in the freezer. Today was the day for our ice excavation.
Today we decided to spend our morning doing a creative art project. First we cut pictures out of a magazine. Then using glue sticks (slightly less messy than squeeze bottles) attached them to a big paper. Then we proceeded to complete the picture by drawing what we thought would go with it. We cut out a skirt & A drew the rest of the person. We cut out a blob & S saw a butterfly & then a person. We cut out a shoe & made it a hat. The possibilities are endless!
SLILLS: Fine Motor (cutting, gluing, drawing), Imagination, Storytelling
Skis or ice skates, whichever you would call them the kids are having a blast today!
A & S have been wanting to go ice skating, but it is a bit too cold for the outside rink. So today we turned the newest delivery packages into skis! (Or as A calls them, ice skates).
S got some matchbox cars for Christmas. So to go along with his other cars we decided make a track/ garage from our cardboard boxes. After scrolling through Pinterest, I got some neat ideas. S helped me measure, tape, and hold parts in place.
S was so excited he got right to playing as we were still making it! Then after we picked A up she was excited to see what we made. Countless hours have been spent with this creation today!
*Note: I would like to decorate it with roads & whatnot, but the kids seem to love it just the way it is.