This happens to be one of Quincys favorite activities so when Korina and I went to Costco we decided to stalk up!!""Hey, Blue and Red make Purple Annie!!" How do you know Quinn? "Because I squirt Blue and I squirt Red and when they mix together in the river it makes purple!" Wow Quinn, so when Blue and Red mix together they make purple. You are right!!I love this little chair the girls are sitting on. I taped 2 little wooden chairs together to make a 'friends' chair. It works! They love to sit together and it creates a whole new set of challenges for them to figure out.And Ali....she stayed here until lunch time. She however, changed her science activity up a bit...which is what you are supposed to do right?!! Rather than squirt all her colored vinegar onto the baking soda, she squirted just enough to get it wet and then started making and 'cooking' rolls and such. I never knew this activity could make a solid play medium...thank you for teaching me something new today Ali!!!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Our sensory bin is filled with poms....Korina added little plastic cups with color chips to match the poms so they could do some matching!
purdy, Quinalin....just so you know...it isn't a heart!! It's a monster truck and in this picture he is drawing the dirt under the truck. He was adament about NOT having to paint a heart today!!!!....so we put wheels on it!
This is our science area. It is in the back left corner of the 'messy room'. The kids love to come hang out here...which of course makes me very happy. For the longest time I just had random sciency stuff around the room. Now it is mostly in this one area and easier to look at, find, and put away! I just added the lights because it gets a little dark back here. Oh, and one thing I didn't add a picture of is the color bottles on the window sill....These are the only things the kids are not allowed to get down because they are antique glass jars, but they like looking at them. I have more in the block area that are plastic and they get to play with those ones which is probably why they don't seem to bother these ones.
The mirrors are a big hit. sometimes they arrange them in a design and sometimes they use them as mirrors. One day Bryan was using them with the geo blocks and seeing the mirrored image of his creation. Yes, they do break...but that is all part of the process.
Korina has been making crystals with the kids....they are growing very nicely. we also have dead beetles and snails for the kids to look at under the magnafying glasses. Those are my teeth!!! minus the big chip in the front. :)Looking up.....Here is the side with the snake.....These are little counters I found at Michaels....we need to get some spring and valentiney ones!! these are fall leaves and pumpkins....they sort and match these using the little baskets.A basket of shiney jewles, a basket of rocks, and small baskets to sort them all with.Purses and keys......Science books....things that we actually have!!!This is what is on the other side....These are baby food jars with holes in the tops and items to smell inside. We have lavender, garlic, basil, and cinnimon....we need to add a few more. a box of magnafying glasses...These geo blocks are a favorite. We used to just have a big bucket of them and then I saw somewhere they did this and I loved it. It looks nice and it helps with sorting skills!!Wood pieces can be stacked and counted. How high?? two small ones = a larger one......I got these at conference. They are shakers and make a nice sound without being too overwhelming!!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I was at costco over the weekend and they were selling these little robes/swimsuit covers for pretty cheap....ohhhh, the kids would love those I thought. And this picture isn't the happiest of pictures, hahah...but they love these little robes. I got 4 and so far that seems to be plenty at a time. Great practice for putting on and off and they don't need help!! One of them was even trying to tie up the 'belt'. yay.....
Friday, January 21, 2011
Glue........"It's dripping Annie! It's dripping off the edge of this feather and into the lake of glue! See! See Annie, how its running down the side like that?!!" I sure do Quinn! Like a stream into a lake.....So very cool!
Ooops...this is sideways, but you get the picture....I LOVE our Bilibos!! We have large ones that they can sit in and small ones for scooping or carrying things around in. Today we used them to find toys around the room that matched. The loved this because not only was it very active, but I let them throw the toys in!! so they could make baskets. Soooo....Color matching, color recognition, large motor, communication, eye hand coordination, thinking, what else??
Different Blue's and Purple's at the Easel.....