• RECIPES:

     Flour Finger Paint

    Ingredients Needed

    1 cup flour

    2 T. slat

    1 1/2 cups cold water

    Wire Wisk or Egg beater

    1 1/4 cups hot water

    Food coloring

    Directions

    Mix the flour and the salt in the saucepan.  Beat in the cold water until the mixture is smooth.  Mix in the hot water and boil the mixture until it's thick, then beat it again until its smooth.  Tint the paint however you like with food coloring.  Cover the paint and refrigerate it for storage.

     

     

    Salt Dough

    Ingredients Needed

    1 cup salt

    1 cup water

    1/2 cup plus more flour

    Saucepan

    Directions

    Mix the salt, water, and 1/2 cup of flour in a saucepan.  Stir and cook the mixture over medium heat. Remove it from the heat when it's thick and rubbery.  As the mixture cools, knead in enough flour to make the dowgh workable.  Hint:  Use this type of dough to make cookie cutouts or sculptures that your child will want to let dry.  After a few days of drying on a plate or papertowel, the object could also be painted.

     

    Died Pasta

    Ingredients Needed

    1/2 cup rubbing alcohol

    Food coloring

    Small bowl

    Dry pasta

    Newspaper

    Plastic container or ziplock bag 

    Directions

    Mix the alcohol and food coloring in a small bowl (or ziplcock bag).  Add small amounts of the dry pasta to the liquid and mix it gently.  The larger the pasta, the longer it will take to absorb the color.  Dry the dyed pasta on newspaper.  To store unused dyed pasta, simply place the colorful pasta in a plastic container with a lid or a ziplock bag.  Hint:  It will take about 2 hours for the pasta to dry so the color doesn't rub off on little hands!

     

    PLAY DOUGH - There are LOTS of play dough recipes out there and you can make all kinds of different play dough for different textures and sensory experiences.  However, the two listed below are what I have made in our classroom and what I sent home in the April Home Learning Kits.  Enjoy!

    COOKED PLAY DOUGH:

    1 cup water

    1 T. vegitable oil

    1/2 cup salt

    1 T. Cream of tarter

    Food Coloring

    Saucepan

    1 cup flour

    Mix the water, oil, salt, adn cream of tarter, and a few drops of food coloring in a saucepan and heat the misture until it's warm.  Remove teh mixture from teh heat and stir in teh flour.  Knead the dough until it's smooth.  CREAM OF TARTER IS ESSENTIAL FOR THS RECIPE AND WILL HAVE THE PLAY DOUGH LAST UP TO 6 MONTHS IF STORED IN AN AIRTIGHT CONTAINER.

     

    UNCOOKED PLAY DOUGH:

    Bowl

    1 cup cold water

    1 cup salt

    2 tsp. vegitable oil

    Tempera paint or food coloring

    3 cups flour

    2 tablespoons cornstarch

    In a bowl, mix the water, salt, oil, and enough tempera paint or food coloring to make a brightly colored mixture.  Gradually blend in the flour and cornstarch until the mixture has the consistancy of bread dough.  Cover the play dough for storage in an airtight container.

     

    SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS:

    EASY BOUNCY EGG - SO COOL - PLEASE TRY IT!!!

    https://eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.com/2017/08/making-bouncy-egg-fun-and-simple.html

    MAKE IT RAIN - We will be doing this in a video SOON!

    https://www.mrsjonescreationstation.com/simple-science-how-clouds-make-rain/

    GREAT BUBBLE ART/SCIENCE ACTIVITY

    https://myhomebasedlife.com/amazing-bubble-art-activity/

    EXPLODING BAGGIES! - WARNING - YOU'LL WANT TO GO OUTSIDE FOR THIS ONE - BUT OH WHAT FUN!!

    https://www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com/exploding-baggie-science-experiment/

    EARTH DAY OOBLECK!!! - SO COOL and SO EASY!  

    https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/earth-day-oobleck-science-activity-earth-sensory-play/