This month in Little Makers we played with water. I had hoped to hold this program outside, but it was the hottest most humid day of the year, so we stayed inside with the air conditioning instead.
Book: Water is water by Miranda Paul
Activities: Playing with water! We used eye droppers and a spray bottle to add water to different materials and see what happened- absorption, beading, etc. The kids pretty quickly learned that they could use markers to add color, pour water between containers, and generally experiment beyond my parameters.
Materials we used:
- construction paper
- coffee filters
- cotton balls
- felt squares
- plastic magnetic letters
- foam blocks
- tin plates
- crepe paper
They had a LOT of fun pouring water back and forth, soaking it up with sponges and cotton balls, and watching the colors change.
I was also planning on doing water painting on the sidewalk or side of the building, so I taped up a large piece of butcher paper in the program room, but this activity was no where near as popular as playing with water.
Grownup challenge: Ask your children to predict what will happen when they add water to various materials.