This activity is a creative twist on typical oobleck play that allows kids to use the substance as both a canvas and a medium to create colorful works of art!
Tag: early learning
5 Ways to Maximize Your Preschooler’s Learning Experience at the Aquarium
With a little bit of intentional forethought, you can make the aquarium more educational and fulfilling for your preschoolers. Download a free printable Aquarium Scavenger Hunt!
Cook With The Sun: Solar Ovens!
With this easy project made of household materials you can cook with energy from the sun. This is a great hands-on activity and a neat way to learn about solar energy and the Greenhouse Effect.
Fun With Foam: Chemical Reactions!
This ‘cool’ activity results from a similar chemical reaction as the ole baking soda and vinegar trick, but produces a chilly foam that kids of every age will love to stir and squish!
Sound Waves: DIY Musical Instruments
There are so many natural ways to make sounds and learn about the vibrations that bring music to our ears. With these 3 simple projects, your kids can make their own musical instruments using items found in your own kitchen!
Evaporation STEAM Activity: Sidewalk Painting
In this STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) activity, kids will use art to learn about the sun’s role in evaporating water. It is great for little scientists of all ages!
Answering the “Whys”: Learn About Tornados and Air Pressure
In this set of activities, kids will make a mini tabletop tornado and demonstrate the power of air pressure. These are best for kids over 3 (my 3-1/2-yr-old thought everything was really cool), though the tornado tube may provide some entertainment for tiny scientists as well!
Mud and a Water Bucket: Outdoor Unstructured Play for Toddlers
Free play isn’t necessarily unsupervised play or unguided play, especially when dealing with toddlers. Structured educational activities open up a great opportunity for unstructured outdoor play after you are done.