We’ve been continuing to learn about the Native Americans, Pilgrims, and Thanksgiving. We learned that one of the things the Native Americans were known for was that they used dye to make clothing. To explain what dyeing is, we took a cup of water and a paper towel. We noticed that the water was clear, and the paper towel was white. Then we dripped in some red food coloring, and everyone said that the water turned red! We dipped the paper towel in and watched the red color rise up. We dyed the paper towel! All the children thought it was so interesting.
Then we went into the Exploration Room and made our very own tie-dye shirts. We had two colors to choose from – pink and brown. Many children chose both. They held the clip on the edge of the shirt and carefully dipped it into the dye. Then we squeezed it out and let it dry. We will wear them at our Thanksgiving feast!
Another exciting thing we did this week was play in the Exploration Room! The children enjoyed relaxing with the big bears, building with the interesting blocks, and sorting the big colorful buttons. We will continue to explore new things in this room as the year goes on. There are lots of treasures in there!
Of course, we’ve still been exploring the outdoors too. It’s getting colder but we spend a few minutes outside if we can, observing the leaves changing color, the wind blowing, and interesting things like this little insect we found.
We brought our turkey friends outside too.
And lastly, we had a very happy music session this […]