Black beans as a base
Wonderfully Scented Moon Sand
We microwave our ivory soap instead of grating it because it is super fun and an experiment all unto itself.
- Cook the bar of soap on HIGH for 2 minutes. Don’t take your eyes off the bar of soap as it begins to expand and erupt into beautiful puffy clouds. Be careful not to overcook your soap souffle.
- Allow the soap to cool for a minute or so before touching it.
- Only cook one bar at a time
– 1 cup water
– 1.5-2 cups corn starch
– a few drops of food coloring of your choice
We are talking about community helpers. So I decided we needed a rock quarry complete with Quarriers (people who work in the quarry) or in our case machines that work in the quarry.
We talked about different jobs in the quarry.
Here are some names of jobs and positions you might find in a quarry
We made icebergs or Igloos in our sensory table!
I filled water balloons with water. My freezer takes 48 hours to completely freeze a water balloon. So I only froze these for 24hours. That way I knew there would be a week point and hollow center. I filled the bottom of the bin with some gravel and tore the balloons open. Which also filled the sensory bin with very cold water. Added our little cold weather friends and the kids explored!
While studying bugs we were talking about ants and their tunneling systems they create.
To give the kids a better understanding of what we were talking about I added PVC pipes to the sensory table with different connectors. I had meant to buy black beans to represent the ants. But used what I had on hand which were black eyed peas.
The kids had a blast building and creating more “tunnels”
and some more with black beans