Travelling coloured water experiment
Very easy experiment to learn about basic colours and water properties. Fill some glasses half way or less with water and add food colouring. Place an empty glass in between each colour and create a bridge using fabric or paper towels. Hypothesis/Question: Will the water travel to the empty glasses? Will we get new colours? […]
Glitter water surface tension experiment
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 […]
Water cycle in a bag
Another activity from Sophie’s homework. Easy way to learn the cycle of water and its stages by putting some water in a sealed bag close to a source of heat (sun/radiator). Learn about evaporation, condensation and precipitation using this small microclimate.
Play idea – at the beach
This was entirely Sophie’s ideea. She misses her granny and wanted to pretend she is at hers and they go to the beach. Giving the lockdown and middle of winter we went full on as this is the closest she gets. Take out all your beach gear and have fun. Don’t forget your sun cream!
Frozen water balloons
Had to take a break from screens as I was experiencing some vertigo. Much better now so here is an experiment to try when is very cold outside. Fill balloons with water and food colouring and leave them to freeze. Peel off the balloon when frozen and have fun.
Musical wine glasses
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 […]
Oil lava lamp
In a glass pour some water, add oil and some drops of liquid colours or food colouring and then put an alka salter tablet. Watch the fizz and oil moving while mixing with the colours.
Sink or float experiment
Get a transparent bowl, fill it with water and put things in it to observe if they float or sink. Better done in the garden to look for things. Learn about density and porosity and why things float. After the game this ended up being a witch potion
Stay home ideas 14
Make a tent (I used tarpaulin on a washing line and some pegs for securing it in the grass) a polly pocket foamy pool party and dot patterns with kitchen roll or toilet paper.