If you haven't ever tried cotton ball color mixing with your students, then let me encourage you to give it a go! It is such a simple process and yet engaging to a mixed age group of students. Here is how it works... The invitation The invitation to explore colors and color mixing with cotton balls is definitely inviting all by itself. My students didn't hesitate to head on over and get right to work. [...]
There are so many different ways to explore a color but when you have a fruit that has the color and the color word all built into one, like an orange, it's only natural to explore oranges all around the classroom... The children explored "orange juice" water play which was made up of water, clear water beads, orange liquid water color, and a few orange slices... We also added empty orange juice containers and juice [...]
As part of our unit on xylophones, we invited the children to explore some simple and colorful fun with musical notes.
We recently spent some extra time exploring the color blue and this particular process of making blue print designs ended up being far more engaging to my students than I ever thought it would. I love it when every child in the classroom takes their time exploring a process.
We are always looking for new and interesting ways to explore snow in our classroom. This one really hits the mark!
Today's explore and discovery linky is all about science! I can't tell you how much we enjoyed this simple science process with bubbles and water color!
The kinds of games we play with the felt board are not all that complicated and all I really need are just a few bight and colorful felt pieces and I have everyone's attention.
Yesterday I shared with you how we explored and collected the colors of fall flowers and today I want to share with you our fall flower water science.
Since our leaves haven't changed color yet we introduced fall colors by exploring the flowers of fall and soon we will explore fall leaves.
We spent time in preschool exploring the fine motor process of cotton ball painting with a clothespin!