Science, colour mixing and making messes! What more could a kid want?! "What colour do you think this one is going to be?" I asked each time they began a section. The guesses were plentiful as they hadn't seen me prepare it and I did my best to make each trays' layout unique for the element of surprise. They squealed with glee as each colour slowly emerged in the bubbles and began to saturate the whiteness of the powder and they were able to identify it. Isn't it interesting
Here comes another fun activity to try with our coloured chick peas! For this activity you'll need: Cups/bowls to make colours in Coloured chick peas, various colours Ice cube tray or more vessels to mix colours in One or more types of liquid transfer tools, for example pipettes or spoons Warm water Directions: Place warm water into cups or bowls with chick peas. Allow to sit for approximately 5 minutes, and allow children to observe the process and interact with it. Once the
Here's an activity to keep little hands busy while you cook, in a way that makes them feel involved! Let them come up with creative toasts, put wild and silly toppings on pizza, or make soup, cakes and stir-fry's abound! Make it an art activity by giving them glue along with their cardboard base! All parents know that if you give a child some woodchips or mud, they'll make you just about anything you request....especially Ice Cream! Level up that line of thought with colour!
Painting is fun and there's so many ways to do it without paint brushes! Here's a demonstration of one of those ways....Chick Peas! Using a tray (or some other vessel with edges and a flat bottom), I placed paper down and put liquid watercolours (sub in any watered down paint so that the chick peas can easily roll through it) on the paper. I chose colours that would mix well together purposely. I also chose to use our coloured Chick Peas and used the colours of chick peas tha
The spring weather has put that artistic and creative pep back in my step, and I hope it has for you too! Today we're working with cornmeal again, but this time incorporating it into art! You can start either by making a drawing yourself and letting them find out what it is, or giving them a glue stick or either a bottle of liquid glue or liquid glue with a paintbrush to make a picture with. Once they're done gluing you can give them their cornmeal with spoons, or they can us
Kids can learn so much through experimenting with various materials and tools. This video gives a great example of not only how to entertain your kids, but to give them learning opportunities while doing it! With concepts such as size, shape, flow blockage and fluidity to explore in this activity, your little scientists will learn all sorts of new things! Just think of all the other tools you could incorporate next! Bonus tip:
If your child is getting things stuck in the funn
Measuring things such as time, volume, density and more are new concepts at young ages. Try gently introducing these subjects with sensory materials and some measuring implements! The simple concept of larger vessels being able to contain more materials than smaller ones may seem common sense to us, but it's in our toddler and preschool years that common sense begins to develop! Begin this concept with any various sizes of vessels, and as your children grow you can introduce
Wondering what your child can learn through playing with sensory materials? This is just one example of how to engage them in educational and fun play, and some tips for along the way! Follow us and stay tuned for more tips and tricks to get your child learning and having fun at the same time! #SortItOut #PlayBasedLearning #WorkingWithYourHands #EarlyChildhoodEducation #SensoryPlay #CreationStation
Flowers are growing, the sun is shining, and I'm learning! A discussion about plant growth is a must in this situation. Beyond color identification, counting, sorting and more, sensory pasta gets the brain working in creative ways too! Not to mention it feels cool running through your fingers. What will your kiddos create with their Rainbow Multi-Pasta?! #WorkingWithYourHands #EarlyChildhoodEducation #PlayBasedLearning #SensoryPlay #CreationStation
Nobody loves to be told to calm down! Is your child easily frustrated? Us too! Sensory input can have calming affects on the mind and body through giving the brain something relaxing to focus on. Squish a ball of Play Dough into oblivion, scoop handfuls of colourful rice and let them fall gently through your fingers, let slime take on a mind of its own with the help of gravity, or sort through and make a design using noodles. Allow the brain to take a side trip to sensory to
Play dough can be used in so many fun ways! Here’s some examples of the awesome ways one kiddo made his impressions on a big slab of dough. Fine motor skills, gross motor skills, pattern making and exploration of various materials’ behaviors are some of the things he practiced that day!
To make these impressions the child used: Play Dough cutting arrow Lego The point of the arrow The tail of a toy whale The mouth of the toy whale Imagine the things that could be incorporated