THE BIG BUBBLE STUDY
It's Summer Time!! So we decided to make some giant bubbles. I figured that we could use this opportunity to learn something as well.:)
We looked up a recipe for giant bubbles and tried the mixture. Below shows the ingredients for the bubble solution.
|Moroni mixing the solution.|
We thought that they would get as big as a cantaloupe.
|Moroni mixed colors and created some neat new colors.|
Finger Painting and coloring mixing would be great for Kindergarten. It would also be a great activity for team building.
Then we decided to try spin art with some household items. This took a problem solving process. We hypothesized what would happen if we squirted some paint in this pan and spun the lazy susan. Nothing happened to the paint, it stayed still. Then we decided to thin the paint. We used a dropper to add a few small drops of water on each squirt of paint in the pan. We tried spinning again. This didn't change much. We decided to spin the lazy susan faster. It still didn't do anything.
Bubble painting was great. you could examine pictures of bubbles as a class and then have the students use techniques to create bubbles with their characteristics. This activity is great for 3rd grade.
Campout Under the Stars!
We did not actually camp out;) we did some great activities with a camping and star theme.
We made glow in the dark jars. We talked about day and night and the children painted jars how they wished and made some of their own constellations on them with glow in the dark paint.
|Moroni's galaxy jar.|
|We ran out of yellow paint so Taylie did some experimenting with mixing. We talked about primary colors and tint and shade. We experimented by adding white to see what would happen. She came up with a great yellow color for her sunshine.|
|Taylie painted stars to make a constellation.|
We studied star patterns and made constellations out of spaghetti sticks and mini marshmallows.
|Simple constellation cards.|
We worked on constellations for 20 minutes.
I really enjoyed this activity. This is great for 1st through 4th grade. Students get a more hands on approach to star patterns.
We made these cute campfire snacks, the kids could make these themselves with a little bit of help.
Here is what we used:
Fruit roll up
saltine cracker rounds
spread nutella on the cracker
put a ring of grapes along the outside of the cracker
have the fruit roll up cut into pieces
put 3 fruit roll up pieces into the middle of the cracker
break the pretzel sticks into smaller pieces and put them between the grapes and fruit roll pieces.
There you have it, a little fire pit. yum!
After some prep, these thematic snacks took 15 min for everyone to make, eat, and clean up.
|This was a great thematic snack idea. You could use this for a camping theme and have the children put them together themselves, great for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. This is also a good fine motor skill activity.|
Constellation and Star Art!
|We used black construction paper and colored chalk again to make these star art projects.|
The children used star stickers to create patterns and then connected the stars with lines using chalk.
We also worked on proper form when writing letters.
|These are great for pre-k through kindergarten. You can have the stars already on for the first letter of each chid's name and then have some more star stickers available for them to make their own creations.|
|Then we created our own star galaxy art.|
|Here is Taylie's big dipper and her bakery oven picture. She got very creative with this little oven picture.|
We spent 20 minutes on Star Art. This activity would be great for children from Kindergarten through 2nd grade.