Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Season Sensory Bottles

Our sensory bottles are looking a little worn now and had been thinking about doing some weather ones, after some thought decided to do four bottles each one representing a season instead of weather.

Spring is water, a little green food colouring and foam and sequin lead and flower shapes.

Summer is lots of small blue beads, water and glycerine, a little blue food colouring and a yellow sparkly pom pom for the sun.

Autumn is water and glycerine, autumn sequin leaves and a little brown food colouring.

Winter is lots of silver glitter, some sequin snowflakes and white pom poms for snow balls in a mixture of water and glycerine.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

More Rain/Colours In A Jar

My children loved the rain in the jar activity we did the other week and the follow up one with colours. Well today they asked to do it again, actually they asked me to make it rain inside, it took a few questions for me to click what they were after! Decided to use my glass vase and I think it worked better, having the straight sides, you didn't get the distortion that the jar had. They have also learnt that it is better to patient, to squirt some food colouring and then wait and watch and see the colour drops emerge. A very relaxing activity, that they repeated more than once today.

Clouds, Windmills and Rainbows

The plan for the next few days is to create some different cloud pictures, make windmills and to finish with rainbow pictures but as they say plans can be changed.

The plan for today art activity was to create clouds for a storm picture, decided to do this with the children blending white and black paint and watching the grey emerge. They each had some blue paper and I put dollop of white and black paint on the paper, only a little black as ours seem to go a long way!

Then let them paint and to see if they noticed the colour change.

Which they did.

We then left our storm clouds to dry

and then added some stormy foam stickers to finish them of, while singing I Here Thunder.

Then we used some puffy paint to make some lovely fluffy white clouds.

We had a lovely dry and sunny, so we made windmills for the garden.

Lastly I set up our rainbow arch, with the plan of using crayons and/or paint to make rainbow pictures. This changed rapidly as the postman arrived with our new crayons and pencils I had ordered.

So we now have a new set of Lyra chunky pencils as our old ones have been well used, I also decided to try some Crayon Rocks. They had a lovely time exploring the different colours and different grips to hold the crayons, they asked for our crayon blocks too. They spent time trying out the rocks and blocks. I have one child who loves to use the rocks, one that prefers the blocks and one who likes both, so everyone is happy.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Colours In A Jar

After the enjoyment and time spent with our Rain In A Jar, I thought we could repeat the process with different colours today. To say it was a hit was an understatement, we have spent ages, watching the different colours, rain down. Think it actually worked better today than yesterdays attempt, we used less shaving foam and I pierced the foam a few times with the end of the spoon before we started, which seemed to help the water seep through better.

When they had finished exploring the jar and colours enough, they were keen to play with the shaving foam again! So I sprayed some in a tub and let them carry on exploring the colours, they were very pleased when they discovered they had made green.