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Science: Toy Rescue!

Need an outdoor activity? We have the perfect little science project for you! A toy rescue! Freeze a few toys in a bowl and grab a few things around your kitchen to experiment with!

We experimented with vinegar, water, baking soda, and salt. Feel free to add color to your liquids to see different colors mix!

This is a great activity to ask your child “WH Questions” – What do you think will happen? When will the ice melt? Why does____ work better than___? What happens when ice melts?

WH Questions promote conversations and allow your child to think about a response!

What toys are you going to rescue?!

Experiment: Cooking

This Wednesday Experiment is all about cooking! Our friend Carsen makes Oatmeal Bars. Yummy!

Cooking is such a great way to teach development to older children. If you notice, Carsen is using a lot of midline crossing and bilateral control (stiring), self-help skills (using a stove WITH parent supervision), and math skills (measuring) to just name a few.

While we love the idea of your child cooking, we want to reiderate that this is an activity that must be supervised!

Happy Cooking!

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars Recipe can be found here – https://bit.ly/2VaZvWv

Wacky Wednesday: Oobleck!

Have you ever made Oobleck before? Did you know it comes from the Dr. Seuss book Bartholomew and the Oobleck?

Come make Oobleck with us! What a great messy activity to do outside today!

Recipe:
1 C of Cornstarch
1/2 C of Water
Food Color or Liquid Water Color (optional)
Glitter (optional)

Mix color and glitter in with water (if using) and slowly add to cornstarch while stirring. After a couple of stirs, use hands to mix together! Add more water to make it more liquidy or add more cornstarch to make it thicker.

Now go ahead and play with the Oobleck. That’s the point of all this and you can find lots of tricks to try out. Here’s a shortlist:

– Grab a handful, squeeze it, and let it ooze out your fingers.
– Make a puddle and quickly drag your fingers through it.
– Put it into a plastic container and shake it.
– Jab at the Oobleck and then slowly let your finger sink in.

What happens to the Oobleck when you do all these things?

You could also use your hands to drip the Oobleck on a piece of paper to make Oobleck art and let dry in the sun. It is very crumbly when dry so this is something where it can not be hung up unfortunately.

Don’t forget to tag us in your pictures #goodafternoonwithBAC

Check out the Dr. Seuss book Oobleck is based from – Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Liquid Watercolors

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