Thursday, 27 June 2013

Science stuff with kids!

After a visit today to the Glasgow Science Centre I have been thinking about science experiments to do at home with children!

Saw this on you tube - some great ideas here!

Am very much looking forwards to trying the milk, food colouring, soap and cotton bud one!

If you know of any science experiments do share them!

Monday, 24 June 2013

Jungle/safari picture

You have to allow for some artistic license with regards to the size of the animals and the fact that they wouldn't actually live together! 

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Mix of pictures and activities!

3yr old asked to make a wedding we did! 

Easy peasy dinner the kids loved - salmon, spinach and cream cheese inside puff pastry - YUM!

Milk bottle piggies!  

Pop some washing up liquid and pink paint inside, lid on and shake! 
Glue on some ears and eyes.  Easy! :)

(A genetically modified pig here)


We chose 3 colours of paper.  2 pieces were cut in to strips with zigzag scissors

Then I helped the children to weave them together. 


Can talk about colours, patterns, describing words eg "over, under" 

Fairy dust idea from "The imagination tree" blog

Saw this fab idea on The imagination tree blog and decided to give it a go!

First we mixed salt with some paint and shook it up. 

Then added a big tub of hundreds and thousands!

Next time we will be adding some sparkles too..  We used a reusable foil tray from the supermarket.  The imagination Tree suggests any tray lined with tinfoil.  The shine underneath works well when the children draw in it.  

We used various kitchen implements to draw patterns and pictures.  Masher, plastic knife and using a jar to make circles were all popular! 

The tray ended up on the ground and we made footprints in it! (Just make sure no cuts on feet or the salt will sting!)

We also made mini "sand" castles and decorated them with flowers. 

The mixture is being kept in a Tupperware tub and next time the children want to make it in to "fairy land" the way we did with the snow - 

My poor neglected blog!

Promise to do better!! :)