Of course we have to start off with our outdoor sensory bin. It is such a great tool for letter recognition.
This week’s set is Octopus and ink! A modern spin on the Zoo-PhonicsTM characters. Check out the set here.
Add your cards to a sensory and use the scavenger hunt page to mark them off.
Use the letters to spell names or words.
Place the letter on something that begins with that letter.
So many ways to use this set of alphabet flash cards 🙂
This was so beautiful to look at, and to smell! I did not use real orange juice because I felt it would be to sticky as it dried. I added orange food coloring to water, with a little bit of dish soap so it doesn’t stain. The magic touch…Orange essential oil! The kids loved it.
The rice is intended to replicate pulp.
You could add real oranges for another element/task, but again I felt that would be too sticky.
STEM-science, technology, engineering, math
So easy, and a tasty treat!
What you will need:
- Sweetener of choice (maple syrup or honey are great)
- Cheesecloth or nut milk bag
Add 3 cups of water and 1 cup of oats to a blender with your sweetener of choice. Blend about 30 seconds-a minute until your water turns white.
To a bowl, pour your milk through the cheesecloth/nut milk bag to strain it from the pulp. Squeeze until all milk is strained.
Voila! It’s ready!
Head over to the Learning Library to print out your free template. Discuss the layers of the ocean, and what lives in each one as you put your puzzle together. Visual directions are included in the file.
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Oil and Water
This is a go-to every year for me. It’s easy to put together and the kids just love it!
You will need:
- Oil based food coloring
- Baby oil (I chose this because it is clear and mixes better with colors)
Mix your a food coloring into your oil, I chose to do three separate colors.
Fill a jar with water.
Use the pipette to drop the oil into the water. Does it mix?
Open ended play-Outer Space
Dare I say it…I LOVE these pages! If you’ve read my past blogs you will know that I use these almost every week. They are a must have for your classroom! Perfect for any age, and have so many benefits. You can read more about them here. Scroll to the Kingdom open ended play to read in detail the benefits of this activity.
This week was outer space.
- Green buttons, from my March fine motor center.
- Yellow colored pasta wheels
- Balancing rocks (Amazon)
- Planet blocks
No directions are needed. The kids just sit down and do as they wish with them 🙂
I will let the pictures speak for themselves here 😍
Need a great book for your letter of the week circle time? Check out my children’s alphabet picture book series on Amazon ABC Discovery
Here’s a sneak peek below
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