Saturday, 14 April 2012

Investigating Mixing with Flour Paste

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Preschool Science Activity
Exploring with Flour Goop
This week we've been doing some science-type experiments and one of our investigations was looking at how ingredients (paint, water, kitchen ingredients etc) mix together.



I gave Vin a tub of flour and a jug of water and a bunch of scoops, spoons and seives to explore with. He mixed them into a gloopy paste (and then added a tub of plastic letters for some reason!)


As you can see from the outfit change we did this a couple of times, such simple messy fun to be had - incorporating sensory play, curiosity, invetigation, maths and the addition of the letters means I could probably pass this off as a literacy letter recognition activity too!


How do your kiddos like to explore?

4 comments:

  1. You are so brave, I am terrified of the mess that my two could make ;)

    With it being Easter hols we spent the last week being very crafty, a bit of home made playdough, sticking and paint and we all had such fun, I have definitely been inspired to try more by reading about yours and Vins experiments but will just start small I think xxx

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  2. now this is what i'm talking about!!! we like this type of mess. it's so neat because depending upon which ingredient he adds, the outcome will change. brilliant.

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  3. This looks like so much fun, I know my girls would love this!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Lovely messy fun. And you're right, adding in the letters *is* a great way to encourage literacy of course. My 5yr old learnt most of her letters by playing families with our alphabet fridge magnets.

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