Sunday, December 30, 2012
Turn your usual play dough into snow dough! Your child/ren will have plenty of fun playing in the "snow" with this dough. They can make snowmen, icebergs, or whatever their little heart desires! Add some penguin figurines and they can even pretend they are in the South Pole!
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Let your little ones explore the color white with this sensory activity. Children dig through pretend snow to find white items that have been hidden. For an added challenge, they may wear mittens to search through the "snow" and use a check list to mark off what they have found.
Materials: Sensory tub, packing peanuts, small white items (coffee filter, napkin, straw, spatula, measuring spoons, measuring cups, cotton balls, etc.), mittens, pencil, white paper, clipboard
Friday, December 28, 2012
Make this snowshoe hare during a study on winter animals. To camouflage, snowshoe hares turn brown in the summer and white in the winter.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Help your child make an accordion-style booklet of their favorite foods. This activity can be done within a wide range of ages from toddlers to elementary age just by tweaking a few elements; I will make notes as we go along on how to adapt it for various abilities.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Want to make a snow pal, but it's still too warm this winter? Don't worry, you can try this snow pal experiment at home. In this experiment, children explore the properties of water as they discover why snow pals melt.
***I will be updating in a few hours with the results of our two snow pals
Be prepared for some interesting responses from your little ones. For example, a child once remarked, "Ms. Maria, the ice melted but the rocks stayed the same!" I replied, "Why do you think that happened?" By asking them more questions instead of giving them the answers right away, it gives children a chance to think and find answers on their own.