One of our activities yesterday involved ice and food coloring and was about color mixing. I found it on education.com I've been getting most of my ideas from there lately. They have it categorized by age; I try to find activities that have a bigger opportunity to learn from and of course are interesting to my boys. You put the ice cubes on safe to dye surface (I put ours in ceramic dishes). Then you use medicine droppers to suck up colored water and squirt it onto the ice cube. The idea is that as the ice melts, the colored water would mix. The learning outcomes would be that they learn about ice melting (properties of water) as well as color mixing. The medicine droppers would target their fine motor skills and they get to be creative in what colors they choose.
|They added food coloring to bowls of water for the primary colors|
|Some of the neat designs they made|
Here's my 2 yr old, H. He is still in destruct and destroy mode but he still enjoyed this activity. Partly because he loves ice and the medicine droppers are a favorite toy at bathtime. He is still working on mastering how to draw in water so this was good practice for him.
Looking back at this week, I did not accomplish as much as I thought I would, but I think that's life. I am hoping to make paper fish cutout, attach them to paperclips, and draw numbers and or letters on them. Then, they can go fishing for words. We'll see how that one goes! And I may let them make cereal necklaces so they can practice making patterns.
No plans for the weekend, will have to see what hubby has in mind. Project-wise who knows?! I have dishcloths and washcloths I want to do/finish. There's the fall table runner that I am avoiding slightly, I want to crochet a baby blanket and a fall colored blanket...What are you hoping to accomplish?
Oh, and if you live in North Carolina, specifically near the triangle area, NCTriangle Team on Etsy usually posts a "Handmade Happenings" blog on Fridays with local events.