March 29, 2018

Bye Bye Bunny - A Peep Experiment


This experiment is so fun and it goes perfectly with one of my favorite bunny stories. 

I created a FREEBIE to go along with the experiment.  



I always start off this experiment by reading the book; 
the Easter Bunny is Missing by Steve Metzger.






For the experiment, you will use four different liquids. You will put a peep in each liquid. 
You want to see which liquid dissolves the peep the best, fastest, slowestetc.



After we read the book we make a web to decide which liquids we are going to use. We list our liquids, and then we discuss how we think each liquid will work. After we discuss each liquid we circle the four we decide to use in our experiment.



Before we cover the peeps with the liquids I have the students complete number one in this FREEBIE. (observation form) They will be predicting which liquid will work the best.



Pour the liquids. WOW! The hot water started dissolving right away!



You can either have your class observe the peeps for the hour, day or even over a few days. 
For this experiment we just let our peeps set for about an hour.



Last, the students will complete the rest of their observation form.

Have fun!!

February 23, 2018

Tacky and the Winter Games Art


We had a blast with our Tacky art! 
Our favorite part was defiantly the book and what a perfect time to read this book


I created a directed drawing!


The boys also picked out their favorite parts and illustrated those as well.
 


We did two with our favorite art supply  


Check out more Tacky books!!


December 14, 2017

Christmas Pinecone Craft


FUN, CHEAP, EASY, BEAUTIFUL, SIMPLE AND NO MESS!

This is my favorite ornament to make! 
The only supplies you need are pinecones, pipe cleaners and pompoms. 
 The kids get so creative! 

Have fun!
I find all my pinecones outside. I order my pompoms and pipe cleaners from Amazon or get them from Hobby Lobby when they are half off! 


                                      

November 9, 2017

Experiments with Color


I wanted to do a color unit with my boys. I wanted to do experiments and read books but also wanted to take it all a little further. SoI grabbed all my books that had to do with color and combed Pinterest for ideas!

I had my books. 
I had my ideas.
Now, I needed resources. So, I created some to go along with each activity or experiment.
I have a 5 and 8 year old, my resources have to be for several ages. 
I am so happy with how this unit turned out. The unit includes the steps and supply list for all the activities in this post.
It can be easily differentiated for grades PreK through 3rd.
We had a blast reading about and experimenting with color.

Check it all out below!

Color Wheel
We started off learning about the color wheel. 
I liked this video from YouTube




 Max loved the color wheel, he even turned his modeling clay into the color wheel. 








Mixing Colors
For our next activity we read the book, Mouse Paint by Ellen Walsh.


Colors
For our next activity we read the book, The Mixed up Chameleon by Eric Carle. 
I like this book because it shows a chameleon wanting the parts of many different animals of all colors. This book has a great lesson!



I have a lot of activities that go along with this story and experiment in my unit... but this directed drawing was one of our favorites! 





Color Mixing Spinners

For our next activity we read the book, A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni. 

I loved this activity! So many discussions and problem solving came from this experiment! 


Color spreading

 For our next activity we read the book, Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont. 

We used oil pastels for this project. 
They are so fun to use!