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Exploding Ivory (Bonus: “How to Make PlaySnot┬« – A New Sensory Material”).

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Sweet Pea is 6 years old.

From: This quick little activity is from Our Best Bites.

Material:

A brand spanking new bar of Ivory soap. A plate. A microwave.

 

Procedure:

Put the bar of Ivory soap on the plate and put the plate in the microwave. Set the timer for […]

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Scientific Prediction and Observation: Sink or Float?

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: “Sink or Float” is a common activity in Montessori classrooms, but I also found a ton of examples on other blogs : No Time for Flash Cards, The Activity Mom, Skip To My Lou, and Living Montessori Now.

Material:

A large clear jar or bowl filled with […]

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Introduction to Scientific Observation: Dancing Raisins

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

 

From: I have been looking forward to getting a lab kit for Sweet Pea so I was very excited when I found a Primary Science Set that was suitable for preschoolers. The kit included 10 activity cards and this “Dancing Raisins” activity was one […]

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Polishing Pennies

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: This idea was from Quirky Momma.

Material:

1/4 cup Vinegar. 1 tsp Salt. A small (non-metal) bowl for the vinegar and salt. A bowl of water. Several grubby pennies. Rags for scrubbing the pennies. Towels for containing the mess.

 

Procedure:

Mix the salt and vinegar […]

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Rubbing Plates

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Sweet Pea is 38 months old.

From: A couple of months ago, we tried to make our own rubbing plates out of hot glue and cardboard, but they did not work very well. When I saw a set of Roylco ready-made rubbing plates at Hobby Lobby, I thought we would give them […]

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Zoobies

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Sweet Pea is 30 months old.

From: When I was younger, I was crazy about Zoobooks, which is a high quality children’s magazine about animals. I thought I might subscribe, and happily discovered that the Zoobooks company now makes a magazine for younger kids called Zootles and one for toddlers called Zoobies. Our […]

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