Sunday, 13 November 2011

30 Days of Hands on Play: Concoctions

I am following the 30 Days of Hands on Play from The Imagination Tree and Hands on: As We Grow.  The other day the challenge was concoctions.

I had planed to do that challenge the day it was originally posted but we played with trucks instead.  Of course I'm slow with getting my posts out on time because I'm using my phone as a camera for the moment and it takes me longer to get around to getting my photos off.

I just loved how the Chocolate Muffin Tree set up their experiments in muffin tins so we did the same.  The boys were so excited when I told them we were going to make explosions.  MJ said WOW after each one (there were many).  They both got right into it.

First TJ filled a pan with baking soda while I put food colouring into the muffin tins with vinegar.  I demonstrated how to use the medicine dropper and let TJ have a go at it.  After a while MJ wanted a turn so I hunted down another dropper.

Once the initial excitement wore down I ask TJ what would happen if we scooped some baking soda into the muffin tins.  That got them going all over again.

We had a great time and I know we'll be doing this again soon (after I go buy more baking soda).

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