After a much needed hiatus, we're back!
We're getting back to the basics this week with Green Week!
Ok, I totally admit, it sounds pretty dull--borderline boring, especially after such a long break from structured activities. But, don't be fooled. I think we've got a fun week ahead. Think--experiments, taste-tasting, mixing and pouring...
Let the good times begin.
First up, time to make some green...
Water still hasn't lost its luster around here.
Little Mama loves mixing, measuring, and pouring water.
She was all too eager to "make" some green using water and food coloring.
"Sure!" were her exact words. Yellow and blue make green! I love it when activities are so simple, yet satisfying for all. Win, win.
Next up, the Experiment Kit
|Dollar Tree Experiment Kit Basics|
Experiments have become a daily staple around here. Ever since I embarked on a massive cleaning project last week, Little Mama has been hooked. Experiments. Experiments. Experiments. That's all she wants to do.
It all started with me tearing up the kitchen, cleaning out the pantry and tossing out old food. Rather than throw it in the compost (as I probably should have), I let Little Mama conduct experiments with the old food. Yikes. I'm not even going to mention what she was mixing. Let's just say, we now have permanent floor towels complete with yellow mustard stains to throw down on the floor for experiment time. Good or bad, I seem to have developed a high tolerance for messes lately. These experiments keep her busy! The way I look at it, short term sacrifice for long term dividends. I've got cleaner pantry shelves now.
With the pantry clean, it was time for a trip to the local Dollar Tree to stock up on "experiment" essentials. The usuals--salt, sensitive skin shaving cream, rice, beans, baking soda, vinegar, colorful sprinkles. The kit is not complete but it's enough to get us started. Let the fun begin!
|Baking Soda and Green Vinegar|
Good, old baking soda and vinegar....
|Baking soda peaks|
Little Mama had a blast mixing baking soda with green vinegar. "It's erupting!!" she yelled. Nothing like a sizzling reaction for a Monday. We went through a whole box of baking soda, by the way. Good thing it was only 69 cents at the Dollar Tree.
Shamrocks, Stickers & Pattern Time!
Stickers are a huge hit in this household. Little Mama still loves them and we always seem to have a bunch lying around. Time to finally put them to use.
Using some pre-cut, small paper shamrocks and flower stickers, I made a few pattern strips on construction paper. I surreptitiously left them on the kitchen table for Little Mama to work on at her leisure. "oooo, a pattern!" Needless to say, she loved them!
Why haven't we done this more often?!
Lot's of fun books about green this week.....
I'm pretty sure she didn't know what to make of the book: What Does it Mean to be Green. But, she definitely loved Green Eggs and Ham!
Don't forget all the St. Patty's Day books!
Let the Green Fun Begin!