Thursday, February 21, 2013

A slide, a hose, some water = LOTS OF FUN

Another hot sunny Nelson day and we were looking for a way to cool down.
Children were keen to turn the hoses on, so we asked if they would like the water on the slide... of course they did.  An hour of fun, laughter, lots of turn taking, loads of courage and lots of encouragement for others to give it a go, meant fun for all. 

It never looses it fascination -OOBLECK

Oobleck never loses it unique qualities, every time it comes out children flock to explore the soluble and insoluble properties of this wonderful medium.  Actually not just children but teachers and parents alike.
When you squeeze it, it is hard then it melts in your hands and runs through your fingers like slime.  Your first touch is often with trepidation, then the fascination and changing shape of the oobleck grabs both your imagination, your total concentration and wonderment.

An opportunity to explore colour mixing as the children explored the yellow and blue in seperate bowls as they brought them together to see what happens next.  It looks like a swirley mass then a large lollipop then a merging mass of green.

Small price to pay for green hands, green bowls, green ground, green clothes......

Gangman style comes to kindergarten

Gangman style comes to kindergarten, children are playing it on the ipads and the minute they hear the music they flock for a mini flash mob dance session.  Interesting moves and some great dancing and singing, and it plays again and again and again.