Very short and easy experiment to explain surface tension to kids. Pour water on a plate, sprinkle glitter on top, dip finger in dish soap and watch the glitter floating away from the finger. Why: water molecules cling toghether and they arrange themselves to create a force/energy called surface tension. Glitter does not mix with […]
We are trying to make the most of the snow indoors and outdoors as it’s unlikely to have it for long. Here’s an indoor idea with snow. Bring some snow in a plastic box and dilute some paints with water (or use food colouring). Painting works better on snow balls. Don’t forget to put a […]
Use plastic cups to build castles and towers. This will help with fine motor skills, precision and basic notions of architecture. When finished with that ideea find a pin pong ball and play where is the ball. Just shuffle the ball between cups then ask them to guess where the ball is. As my little […]
Here’s a funny one, great for Movember month. Mustaches and beards made of leaves and the unavoidable leaves fight continued in the house at the first hour in the morning, still in pijamas.
Always been fascinated by the sounds of the crystal glasses. It turns out any cheap wine glass does the job. To do it with your kids is best to have a waterproof base and stick the glasses to the base with tape. Pour different quantities of water to the glasses as this results in different […]
All you need is a couple of slices of white bread and some diluted paints (food colouring can also be used).
Some of them can be done indoors. We have used some pegs to play a sort of follow my trail hide and seek, played with water and syringes (had different sizes, but you can use the ones from the paracetamol syrups for kids) and watered the flowers. Happy playing
November and December are full of fireworks. Some people might like them some might not, but one thing is for sure, we all love the colours so we might as well make some of our own. Get some toilet paper and cut strips in the bottom of one end. Make them of different sizes. Dip […]
Snails are so easy to find and very interesting for little ones. Just get a snai or too and add some water and some bread to a plate. Place it on it and wait until they get out to eat. Might help to bring them close to the bread to sense the smell. They might […]
You might have seen photos online of a popular experiment for children to learn about how water travels through plants. You are supposed to put food colouring in water, put some white flowers in and wait to see the petals changing their colour. Seemed very easy and streigh forward so went to Tesco and bought […]