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Playgroup Supplies 06/18/20

We hope you were able to join us for our June Drive-Thru Playgroup! In this video, Kristen goes over all the different way you can utilize the supplies you received. If you were not able to join us, you most likely have these items in your home already! We hope you enjoy building development this month! Thank you so much to our host, Abiding Harvest UMC and this months sponsor Tom Zeiders at Schaffer Herring PLLC! We are so thankful to partner with amazing people who love serving the Kingdom of God.

Wacky Wednesday

Happy Wacky Wednesday!! Wavie and I (Kristen) have been outside with our animals alot lately! They needed a really good scrubbing. For this fun and helpful activity you need the following items:

*tub of warm soapy water (they used a tear free soap)
*Scrub Brush
*Wash cloth
*Dirty Animals (or any toy that needs to be cleaned!)
*Towel

Dump your dirty toys in the warm soapy water and get cleaning!! Make sure to lay a towel down to catch messy water.

As you notice, Wavie walked away from the activity a couple of times. Wavie had already played with this activity for awhile and was ready to move on. Wavie is 21 months old and does not have a long attention span. This is completely normal! Very developmentally appropriate for her age. I don’t expect her to sit for an activity for more than a few minutes before she is ready to move on.

I did leave the activity out for awhile and she came back to it a few more times before I put it away for good.

If you have any questions, please let us know! #goodafternoonwithBAC

Science Experiment: Making Rain

Today’s experiment is all about making rain! This is a fun experiment to do with both younger children and older children. With older children, this is a great experiment to introduce or practice the Scientific Method!

Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station has a great explanation of the Scientific Method and how to walk a child through this. You can find it here – https://bit.ly/2zfAGl3

For this experiment you will need the following:
*Glass jar or cup
*Water
*Blue food coloring
*Shaving Cream

1) Fill the glass cup or jar 3/4 full of water
2) Add shaving cream to the top*. Not too much, remember, shaving cream expands when it comes out of the can.
3) Add a few drops of blue food coloring** to the top of the shaving cream.
4) Watch as gravity pulls the heavy rain (blue food coloring) out of the cloud (shaving cream) down into the air (water)!

Want to make a rainbow? Use different food colors!!

*Depending on how much shaving cream you use, it may take a few minutes for the blue food coloring to make its way down.
**The blue food coloring will stain your hands/clothes. You can dilute it with water before adding it to the cloud but it will affect the results.

We hope you enjoy this experiment as much as we did! Make sure to tag us so we can see your rain clouds!

Wacky Wednesday – Cooking

Welcome to Wacky Wednesday-Math Edition! Today we bring you a fun cooking experiement! Cooking is defineitly all science and includes a lot of math! What do you think will happen when you mix the eggs with the cake mix? How does heat make the cake rise? Those are all science questions! Plus we mix in sequential order, measuring, and fractions!

If you have never baked with your child before, we encourage you to do so! As Kristen talks about in her video, it is completley up to the child, and their interest in baking, on what age they should become helpers in the kitchen. Some 2 year olds are able to pour. If you crack your eggs in a small bowl, or premeasure ingrediants, your 2 year old can pour it into the mixing bowl. 3 years and older are able to mix/stir and your early readers can practice their reading skills by reading the instructions to you.

Of course all of this wonderful baking has to be SUPERVISED by an adult!

What kind of experiments are you making this week?

Hidden Colors

Welcome to Wacky Wednesday! This is a really fun and simple science experiment that is great for all ages.

Grab a muffin tin, food coloring* (or liquid water color), vinegar, water, and baking soda.

In each muffin tin, add 5-6 drops of food coloring* or liquid water color, and a tablespoon of baking soda to cover it.

In a water bottle or bowl, add 50% of water and 50% of vinegar. Allow your child to find the hidden colors in each muffin cup.

This is a great experiment to talk about colors and color identification. We hope you enjoy as much as Wavelyn enjoyed this activity!

*food coloring did stain our fingers for the day. I would try mixing a little water with the food coloring and add more baking soda OR try liquid water color.

Liquid Water Colors – https://amzn.to/3aucaJN
Squirt Bottle – https://amzn.to/2yFv7vF

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