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.
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: Homeschool, Numbers, Uncategorized
Tags: Activities, Colors, Counting, Homeschool, Learning, Matching, Patience, Pattern, Taking Turn
Today I handed A & S this cardboard covered in aluminum foil & told them they had to figure our what was inside, WITHOUT opening it up.
It was interesting watching them try & figure out what to do. Finally she started pressing on it. Then her response was, “there’s a bump.” So I encouraged her to continue.
Finally she figured it out!
Categories: Art, Homeschool, Independence, Senses
Tags: Art, Curiosity., Fine motor skills, Friends, Homeschool, Independence, Learning, Observations, Patience, Problem Solving, Senses, Sensory, Touch
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.
A decided that she wanted to try painting with jelly beans. So, we got some mixed media paper, dropped different colored jelly beans into containers, added some water and tried it. The conclusion, it did not paint any color. But in the process we talked about how do we get the color to appear faster.
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Today was our magical Leprechaun rock hunt.
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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! )
Today we set up our Pipe cleaner crystal experiments! Ada had fun pouring and mixing all of the solution together.
Here is the Borax recipe we used. Pipe Cleaner Crystals. Next time I would add more Borax (until I could see it NOT dissolving in the water). This took just over 24 hours to look this good. A had some fun trying to shape it, but was a little to complicated for her. She did have fun pouring the water and Borax into the jars and then also putting the pipe cleaners in (and out repeatedly….). 🙂
SKILLS: Fine motor, Patience, Cause & Effect.