This week was our Eric Carle theme for the month and we did The Very Busy Spider. We read the story, made a couple of spider crafts and of course sang “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”. We even made our own snacks to look like spiders using a cut up banana, pretzels and raisins.
This week the playroom theme was science but I actually ended up combining it with art. On Tuesday the craft was baking soda placed on coffee filters, drop food colouring on and then spray with vinegar. It was all about fizzy this week because on Wednesday we made fizzy paint by adding Kool-aid to tempura paint. We also played with Oobleck which is always a hit.
This week was all about colour! We read books about colour and activities that focused on colour. We painted on canvas, used droppers with food colouring on sugar cubes (until they started eating them and were getting a sugar rush) and made puffy paint (one part glue/one part shaving cream).
It’s always so much fun getting messy.
After, we even made our own snacks:
Cream cheese died blue
Paint a piece of paper with water and then use a dropper to drop coloured water onto the paper.
Pour milk onto a plate, add drops of food colouring and then add drops of dish soap to watch the colours mix. (Note: it said any kind of dish soap would work but I tried 2 different kinds and didn’t really get the results I had seen on Facebook. It might be trial and error with which kind works the best)
Spray bottles filled with coloured water. Kids seem to love spraying things!!
This week at our mini masters program we had lots of fun making a mess. For our first craft, we made pictures by dipping balloons in paint and dabbing them onto paper. The next activity, we threw plastic eggs filled with paint onto paper and watched them explode! We finished off the hour playing with the parachute and hitting balls around.
This week’s playroom theme was rainbows in hopes that maybe spring would finally get here. We made rainbows out of coffee filters by dripping water with food colouring onto the filter using a dropper. We also did painting using different combs and toothbrushes. I just dropped red, blue and yellow paint onto the paper and then let the kids create the other colours of the rainbow by mixing.
We also played with our colourful ribbons and shakers.