We started off our science themed week by making edible slime. We took turns measuring and pouring the ingredients into the bowl. Everyone got a turn to squeeze some blue food coloring into the mixture. The children were fascinated to see the mixtures color change. They observed that when you mix dark blue and white together it makes light blue. Using our muscles we took turns mixing the very sticky slime. The best part was tasting it and playing with it.
Using bleeding tissue paper the children created their own versions of a tie dyed tee shirt. Each child arranged the tissue paper on their tee shirts and then sprayed it with water. It was amazing to see the colors come off of the paper and form beautiful art work on their very own tee shirts. The children were so proud to wear them home.
Our science theme continued at water play. The children poured corn starch and squeezed food coloring into water to make oobleck slime. They loved the feeling of squishing their hands into the oobleck slime. They used buckets, cups and watering cans to pour the colored oobleck slime into a barrel of water and watched as the clear water changed colors. Some children said it looked like milk and used their imagination to pretend to sell the “milk”. They laughed as they ran through the sprinklers to wash the oobleck slime off of themselves.
It’s amazing to watch the children’s imagination grow as they play with the animals, little people and the kitchen set. They are so good at including and sharing with their friends. The children also like to cuddle up with teddy bears and relax as the counselors read stories.
The children […]