Last week the children showed a keen interest in making their smoothies so today we explored fruit slices in the water.
The children helped to slice up the fruit learning how to use the knife safely. Once we started cutting into the fruit the children noticed how the fruit smelled.
“The orange smells fruity and sweet can we eat it”
“The lemon smells fresh”
“This lime smells sour”
We squeezed some of the fruit into the bowl.
The children had great fun squeezing, pouring, filling and creating their own fruit juice and also exploring volume and capacity at the same time.
“I am going to make orange juice for everyone”
“I’ve made some orange juice”
“Mine smells yummy”
Today in the garden the children worked really hard helping to reinstate our water trough.
They started off by emptying the rain water that had gathered over time scooping up the water in different sized jugs before pouring it down the drain “the water is freezing Jo”
The trough felt “ slippy” and “slimey “ so we squeezed in some washing up liquid and warm water and gave it a good scrub “look a rainbow bubble”
Now that the trough was nice and clean we had to move it into its new position in the sun, the children done a great job of transporting all the water toys and aprons.
All that was left to do was fill it with warm water and decide what water toys to play with and have some fun.
This week in the Studio we have been exploring filling, pouring and emptying.
The children helped to fill up the water tray, discussing how many tubs of water we need to fill up the tray. We also discussed the difference between hot and cold water.
The children then selected what resources they would need to use to be able to fill, pour and empty the water.
we selected large measuring jugs, small jugs, cups, and watering cans.
We experimented and problem solved with different types of containers but decided they were too small or not suitable for the type of play they wanted.
The children had great fun doing this and were engaged in their play for a long time.
The children continued this play into the garden, but this time they used the puddles and mud kitchen resources to explore their pouring, filing and emptying in a bigger scale.
We put on our puddle suits and got stuck in. It was great fun had by all.
Who knew playing with water could be such fun.