This week the children have shown an interest in making magic potions. So we decided to mix different food colouring into the water to get a variety of colours.
“Mines is red and yours is yellow”
The children then added in different sized containers, emptying and filling the water.
“It’s nearly empty”
Today some of the children spent their time investigating magnets. They had fun exploring which items were magnetic. They discussed the items with each other and tried to guess which ones would “stick” before testing their theory out.
After a while, they noticed that when two magnets were put together they either “stick together” or were “pushing away”. We discussed poles and how magnets attract or repel each other. They tried different shapes of magnets to see if the same thing happened.
The Ranger sent the children off into the sunshine to find bugs – they certainly did!
They could then use the identification sheet to find the name of their bug or they could just have fun finding them or just be at one in nature.
Today the children in the toddler room were busy in the garden planting sunflower seeds. We were discussing what might happen to the seeds when they are watered and the heat from the sunshine beats down on them. The children loved the feeling of the soil in their hands.
“It feels all cold and messy!”
The children then designed their own plant pots with colourful sparkles!