21 May - Cars and caterpillars...
Hi there. It's Sumari from EasyHealthyKids.com, and this week I have some fun "science-y" activities. As always, these activities are easy to do, and don't require a lot of materials.
The family: Fred is a headstrong 3.5 year old toddler boy, and Sarah is my sweet 1.5 year old baby girl.
Art activity: Fizzing rainbow art activity
I'm excited to try out this cool version of the classic baking soda and vinegar experiment.
See how fun it is to create a beautiful rainbow with just a few staple items.
Quiet time activity: Toy outline puzzles
I like the outline matching activity from this list of simple independent play activities.
You draw the outlines of items on paper, and then you let your kids match the items to their outlines.
Indoor activity: Playing with rice
One of my son's favorites is to play with rice in his wooden box. It is a great sensory activity that fulfills his need to transport things. I add his magnet shapes, and some scoops and bowls, and it keeps him busy for a long time.
Here are more ways to play with rice.
Baking recipe: Almond crackers recipe
These Fathead Crackers are easy to make, don't require a lot of ingredients, and are yummy to snack on.
Outdoor activity: Toddler car wash activity
My son loves to wash things, and he is crazy about his cars.
Here's how to combine cars, washing and even a special fizzy effect to make a super fun outdoor science experiment.
Craft activity: Caterpillar craft
My son is crazy about caterpillars (because of the Very Hungry Caterpillar Books), so this caterpillar craft is perfect for him, and any other caterpillar lovers.
You just need some paint (you can make your own), cotton balls, and paper to make caterpillars.
Do you have any great recipes or fun activities that you want to share? Let me know by replying to this email.
Talk to you next week.
P.S. If you try any of these activities or recipes, let me know! I'd love to hear how you found them.