The kids really loved this sensory exploration this morning. SO simple to set up, too! Just a tub of water, and some trays of colored water with cotton balls in them. I added tweezers at the last minute as an after thought, and it was a definite hit! Whether using the tweezers or their fingers, it was a great fine motor activity, with scientific aspects (absorption, displacement - when they made big splashes, which brought big giggles, too!), and a great opportunity for expanding vocabulary (I heard words like darker, lighter, full, empty, splash, and lots of color words, too).
We are trying out a new twist on an old favorite around here today: colored vinegar and baking soda in ice! The kids love the chemical reaction, as usual, and the ice gives it all added depth and texture.
I'm excited for our combination art and science absorption activity today! We have wax coated paper plates, coffee filters, parchment paper, cotton balls, tissue paper, felt, paper towels, tissues, and various types of art papers, and liquid water colors, paintbrushes, and droppers to experiment and create with!
Excited to see how the kids explore this mini pumpkin/gourd volcano setup this afternoon! Gourds, seeds, baking soda, and colored vinegar...should be fun!
This tube wall has been a big hit the past few days! So simple to set up, and great for hand-eye coordination, visual tracking skills, predictions, vocabulary, cooperation, and more.
Need a safe sensory material for a group of toddlers who still like to explore new things with their mouths? OATS are a great option! We have been enjoying scooping, dumping, pouring, piling, sprinkling, pinching, sifting, and measuring oats this morning!
Stickers are a fantastic fine motor activity! Today we set up a "sticker wall" and the kids worked hard to peel the backing off of LOTS of stickers to fill it up.
The kids and I had a great time making some new toys today! Lots of fun and great for fine motor work and critical thinking skills. I love making our own toys! The kids get so involved with them and seem so much more excited for homemade toys. Plus, when you can make them using recycled materials, it's even better! See full instructions for these and one more great DIY infant/toddler toy at http://theimaginationtree.com/…/4-diy-baby-and-toddler-toys…
We tried out a new SLIME recipe this week! Just equal parts clear Elmer's glue and liquid starch. It seems to be just as fun to play with as our usual recipe, but doesn't stick to clothing as much...win, win!
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