We have not done much with messy activities lately, and now I might remember why… We usually use liquid food coloring, but only had gel food coloring, so I used that… Not quite as good. But, the kids had fun, mostly…
I started with a little foam Shaving cream, then a couple of drops of food coloring, then a bit more shaving cream to hide the color. I used the 3 primary colors (red, yellow, & blue) with the hopes of talking about mixing colors.
A day off from school, rain, & a bit of a cough means it is the perfect day to finally try Pouring Paint!
First we set up some large cardboard boxes on the floor (easiest way to contain the mess with 2 kids), & got our supplies ready. A & S each picked 3 colors to start with.
We had 1 cup for each color. Then we added Pouring Medium to each cup & stirred it well.
Our space exploration continues. Today we finally had some time to break out our paint. With our Kiwi Crate there were watercolor stickers of each of the planets. After reading the story that came with the kit, we talked about what each of the planets looked like (& had pictures for reference). Then A proceeded to paint the planets. S also painted some pictures.
A really likes most aspects of art, so today we played Roll A Monster. (From Twin Dragonfly Design). But instead of using Felt, we drew our monsters.
Categories: Activity, Art, Homeschool, Imagination
Tags: Activities, Art, Colors, Counting, Creating, Drawing, Follow Directions, Homeschool, Imagination, Learning, Taking Turn
Thanks to The Dad Lab we tried this Lego Dice Game. We have played it several times lately and the kids are enjoying this. We each picked a Lego person, and then rolled the dice. Whatever number came up we stacked that number of legos on top of each other. We took turns rolling & stacking. We kept going & saw who had the highest tower. (Only stopping when either: the tower fell, it was time to go, or we ran out of single Duplo blocks.)
Categories: Activity, Homeschool, Numbers, Uncategorized
Tags: Activities, Colors, Counting, Homeschool, Learning, Matching, Patience, Pattern, Taking Turn
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 I spent less than $3 on golf tees to use with my extra pegboard & Rubber bands. This has been well spent money!
I took an spare cardboard box, used painters tape to secure pegboard to the box. Then I handed A & S some golf tees and rubber bands. They are having a blast!
A & S had fun trying different ways to push or pound the tees into the box.
A is making different shaped with the golf tees. Then they had a great time adding rubber bands.
Fun was had by all, and it continues even days later!
SKILLS: Fine Motor, Shapes, Colors, Imagination, Independent Play, Cooperative Play.
So A has been requesting to paint lately. So we took a trip to Michael’s and grabbed some supplies as ours were running out. We ended up finding a multi-pack deal on some square canvases. And my wheels started turning. With a half formed idea in my head we got to work! Continue reading
Tags: Art, Colors, Holiday, Paint
I have finally completed A’s I Spy Bag. She was a big motivator in getting it done as she saw it and wanted to play with it. So I took the few minutes to get it finished.
She enjoys shaking the bag around and seeing what she can find in it.
SKILLS: Observation, Imagination (makes up stories based on different objects). Color identification. Listening skills (I ask her to fine 1 or all of the things of one shape/color, etc).
Today was cold, and the next few days will be downright frigid. So, to help burn off some energy we used our dots for a few games. This one she stood on the pillow and had to jump to the dot of the color that I called out. *GrossMotorSkills #PracticingColors