Saturday, July 26, 2014

Dino dig

Lumpy is into dinosaurs lately and has been seeing archeological digs on her favourite shows. I decided to make some plaster fossils, and also use  some cheap (large container was about $2) small dinosaurs ams make our own dino dig!

Set up the box with the fossils, dinosaurs and some coloured sand. Place a few paint brushes and let her play! Lumpy loved digging. Her only criticism was that it isn't the same as on her show!

After the dig the dinosaur toys were played with in the sand - walking around and chatting to each other.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Water beads - observing and reporting

Water beads have been used for sensory play for a few years now. I only just recently got some off eBay.
I didn't want Lumpy just to play with them. I wanted her to to watch the process - observe what was happening and report and discuss what was happening.
At 4 different stages she looked at the beads, told me what was changing and then did a drawing of what she saw.
before we started i asked her what she thought would happen "they will shrunk"
She really loved this activity!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Science! inflate a balloon

Lumpy is really into how and why things happens (and also dinosaurs) at the minute.
So I figured we could do this simple experiment - inflating a balloon with the gas (carbon dioxide) created from the reaction of vinegar (acid) and baking soda (base) mixing together.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Marble run

Lumpy had seen a marble run getting made and wanted to try and make one.

So we collected inside of toilet rolls and wrapping paper. Some sticky tape and marbles.

It took a few adjustments to get the marbles to go along the run (had a few fly off the first couple attempts, had them get stuck on a few more).

Eventually we problem solved how to get a smooth run and she played with it for ages... We will get out of out PJ's sometime today ;)