science

Exploring and creating with sugar glass

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Our pre-k class participated in exploring and creating beautiful designs and mosaics with sugar glass.

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G is for [sugar] glass

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Sugar glass looks and feels almost like real glass only it is made purely of sugar. I prepared several batches of sugar glass to take to preschool and explore.

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Going on a looking walk

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After reading “The Looking Book,” I gave each child their own pair of lookers to wear so we could head outdoors and take our own looking walk!

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Science: Fun Friday features

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Last week, the Discover and Explore team invited our blogging friends to share their best science activities.  We received a wonderful response and would like to highlight a few of our favorites today.. Crafting Connections shared some fantastic ways to encourage young scientists with this practical guide… Blog Me Mom shared this really cool red […]

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Investigating the parts of a spider through fine motor play

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I have always wanted to try gelatin play and finally took the time to put it together using our own version of spider parts and it was totally worth it.

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Explore and discover bubbles in a bowl science

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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!

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Creating with natural materials: Fun Friday features

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Last week, our Discover and Explore crew asked our fellow bloggers to link up their favorite posts about creating with natural materials.  Today I am sharing a few of the posts that I found to be really interesting and unique… Danya Banya shared these awesome painted seed pods.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen seed […]

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Learning with leaves

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After gathering a set of leaves, the children explored the leaves by sorting them on our table chart and making leaf confetti!

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Scientists ask questions

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Today I’d like to share an activity that we did with our pre-k students to extend our study of the tools scientists use and to encourage them to “think like a scientist.”

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Dinosaurs: Fun Friday features

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Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite posts that were linked up to our Discover and Explore dinosaur linky party.  We had so many cool sensory bins, excavations, fossils, and play dough activities shared that it was really hard to choose favorites… Little Bins for Little Hands shared this really fun icy dinosaur excavation […]

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Exploring the tools of a scientist

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We read the story “Meet Einstein” and then explored the tools of a scientist in our preschool classroom! A super fun filled day of scientific discovery!

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Halloween: Fun Friday features

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Last week, on the Discover and Explore linky, we invited our fellow bloggers to share their favorite Halloween posts.  A lot of really fun activities were linked up.  Some activities were a little creepy!  Some were really cute!  And others were really cool!  Read on to find out our favorites… By this time in the […]

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Fall flower water science

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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.

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Exploring the colorful flowers of fall

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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.

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Five senses: Fun Friday features

Last week our Discover and Explore team asked our fellow bloggers to share ideas for exploring the five senses.  We had so many wonderful activities linked up that it was difficult to pick just a few.  I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I did! Crayon Box Chronicles shared Spices & Sprinkles Painting, […]

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Preschool pumpkin play

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Today, we are highlighting a few of our very favorite ways to play with pumpkins.

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