Monday, September 24, 2012

Play Dough, Water, Pom-Poms, and Crayons

We made our own play dough with the toddlers' help.
We made red and blue dough. The kids mixed up the
colors and noticed a third color was made...purple!
He was licking the play dough. I'm sure it tasted salty!

Play dough is the perfect material to exercise little fingers.

Ms. Kris works with the play dough with two of our toddlers.

It is hard to tell, but this activity shows the toddlers using clothes pins to
pick up pom-poms. Then they drop the pom-poms in cups. It was challenging
 for most of the toddlers, but it is a great fine-motor activity.


These yogurt cups had holes for water to run through.
The toddlers watched the water run out of the cup and
they liked dumping the water back into the sensory table.

I couldn't resist taking a picture of this! He got one of our sunflowers
and was walking with it. He was using it as a walking stick.


We collected several different types of objects to see what would
sink and what would float. The shells, shower rings, and eventually
the pipe cleaner, sank. The ball and a piece of craft foam floated.
The clothes pin stood straight up in the water...that was cool!



video

This toddler is coloring with two crayons taped together.
He was making some interesting lines and shapes.

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