Some days I have some fun activity planned for A & S. And some days we just do instructured free play.
I truly love listening & sneaking glimpse at the kids when they are playing. (I try not to interrupt too much when I can help it.) There is so much (& researched backed) that they are learning through play.
Cardboard boxes have always been a big hit with us (see activities like Bulldozer), but they don’t always need to be elaborate creations. Lately A & S & friends have been using simple boxes for tons of imaginary play. This includes: speed boats, restaurant, trains, spaceships, etc.
You’ve got to try this! All you need is: milk, food coloring, cotton swab, & rubbing alcohol!
We got the book Exploring Kitchen Science for Christmas. Last week I pulled it out & let A look through it & pick out some she would like to try.
Today we tried the Rainbow Explosion. This was a great experiment because: we had all of the ingredients at home, prep was little, & results were immediate. Before we started we made predictions about what would happen.
Today is brought to you by Room On The Broom, by Julia Donaldson. I found this set of printablesand was excited to try it.
So we found our book, grabbed all of our characters & the witches props & were ready to go! (Note: I love that both A & S are not even phased with the fact that everything is not exact to the story.)
This week we are learning about Heavy/Light. So after a quick Pinterest search I created our own simple balance scale. This included: a plastic hanger, tension rod, & 2 small paper bags.
I hope A’s friends will forever love this type of gift. This one was for her friend’s birthday. She had a great time creating this over 2 days. The first day she did the painting, with these cool Chunkies Paint Sticks. What a great way to paint without making a big mess.
Tags: Art, Birthday
The newest addition to our table was a new light box. (I got the directions to make it here.) Along with the light box I added a basket with some objects to try out.
This week we are talking about Our Five Senses.
Today we needed a short activity so I grabbed a paper bag, added one object & headed into the kids room.