Posted in All Kid Activities, Home Investigations

Fizzing Colors

Materials:

1. Baking Soda
2. Vinegar
3. Food coloring
4. Droppers (I used medicine/vitamin droppers)
5. Large tray
6. Bowls for the colored vinegar

Put baking soda on a tray. It’s really up to you how much you want to use.
In separate bowls, mix food coloring and vinegar.
Caleb wanted red and green only so that’s what we made.

Caleb put some colored vinegar onto the baking soda using the medicine droppers. This is a wonderful activity for using his fingers and he enjoyed all the fizzing action.

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The mixture got pretty soggy after a while.
It had the texture of wet sand.
So, Caleb played with it. 🙂

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When he was done, he packed away all the “sand” under the little bowl and gave me the tray to put away.
What a neat little boy 😉

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Posted in All Kid Activities, Life Schooling

Tongs for Fine Motor Skills

Materials that we used for this activity:
1. recycled fruit cups
2. large tray
3. ice tongs (these were smaller and could easily fit Caleb’s hands)
4. pompoms

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Caleb used the tongs to put the pompoms into individual cups.

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Caleb tried to use his left hand.
He’s pretty much right-handed but occasionally, he likes to use his left hand too.

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Packing away the pompoms using the tongs.
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I guess he got tired, so I let him “pour” the pompoms into the bag instead. Way to go! Practice for pouring 🙂 This activity was good practice for fine motor skills and it was fun as well!

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