Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hard and Soft

Today we explored things that are hard and things that are soft. We started out playing with some soft cotton balls.

Next we coated the cotton balls with a flour mixture and set them on a cookie sheet...

all ready to go in the oven!

While the cotton balls were baking, we explored two sensory boxes filled with hard and soft things...

the soft box had lots of throwables!

Bry enjoyed filling shells with coins...

Mason had a collection of shells which looked alike...

a jolly observer with a hard toy and soft blanket :)

When the cotton balls came out of the oven, they looked very different!

and felt very different too!

The outsides were very hard and crunchy, but the insides were still white and fluffy!

Can a tractor crack them open?

Those shells are tough!

A dragon could crush them...

with either end!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Instruments, Kindermusik, Goodbye Lunch

Bryell and Mason are enrolled in Kindermusik classes once a week. This week their homework was to make an instrument at home to share with the class. We decided to make shakers!

We took glue and warm water and dipped crepe paper.

Then we wrapped the paper around our bottles!

We let them dry for a while...

and then chose some fillings!

Mason chose kidney beans and oatmeal...

Bryell chose black and white beans...

Then we took them to kindermusik!

Gus man stayed entertained with a kaleidoscope...

and a horse driving a monster truck!

One of our friends from playgroup is moving away and so we were able to go to a special goodbye luncheon for him and his mom.

We will sure miss them!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sensory Balloons

Today we played with sensory balloons. They were filled with a variety of materials. At first we explored them.

And then we matched what we felt inside the balloons to what we could see in the cups!

Next we used the balloons as paint stampers!

I didn't get too many pictures of the painting, because I was summoned by these two cutie pies!

What loves!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Scrape Painting

Today we made paintings using scrapers! It was neat to see the paint move around the paper and watch how the colors would blend together!

I always love everything they make, but these I was particularly fond of!