We had lots of fun bubble wrap painting this morning! I set out the bubble wrap and paints, and some paper and the kids painted and made prints over and over again! You know they like it when you hear, "I'm going to do this all day long!" :)
Here's a fun rainy day activity we did yesterday: "Clouds In A Jar." A clear jar filled about 3/4 full of water, and topped with shaving cream. Then the kids dripped colored water into their "clouds" until they got full enough to let down some colorful "rain!" A fun science lesson, too. About half of the kids dripped "rain" until their little sky was nearly black, and then asked to do it again, so we dumped them out and started over! :)
Along with our usual Tissue Paper Easter Eggs, we also tried a new way to decorate this year: the shaving cream or Cool Whip method. We used shaving cream to line the bottom of a pan, then dripped food coloring into the shaving cream, swirled it around a bit, and rolled the eggs through it.
We let the eggs sit for a few minutes to let the dye set, and then wiped off the shaving cream. It was a fun sensory activity, and the eggs turned out beautifully marbled!
We are decorating some eggs for Easter again this year using one of our favorite methods. I figure most of the kids probably get to do the usual "dip & dye" method at home, so I like to do it a little differently here. The kids first "paint" their cooked egg with water, and then press on little squares of tissue paper and "paint" over them again with water until they are all sealed down. They then let the paper dry and can choose to leave it just like that, which is very bright and colorful, or they can peel the paper off and see the beautiful pastel patchwork that the wet tissue leaves behind. The kids always really have a lot of fun with it, and I love it because it is such a fun activity with very little mess! :) I am looking forward to also trying a new fun egg-dying method later this week. Happy Easter!
This week I brought in a big box of plastic Easter eggs,
...and the kids enjoyed exploring them and sorting them by colors.
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