Before M started preschool (she started when she was almost 3.5), I ran a little Tot School out of our house. We had it once or twice a month for over a year, and Maddie and I have some of the best memories of it!
Recently she asked if we could do another one, and could the theme be all about science. Sure! This Science Play Date was so fun to get friends together and learn. I use THESE trays and set up an activity that kids can do independently or with their mom or with a buddy.
1. Grid game with pebbles and dice helps counting and one-to-one correspondence
2. Sorting through a bowl to determine what is, and isn’t, magnetic. THESE wands are so fun!
3. Learning about transparency by holding things like bubble wrap or fabric up to our eyes is easy and exciting.
4. What sinks or floats? Test some objects in a bowl of water!
5. A dollar store ice cube tray and tweezers makes sorting and patterning little frogs so fun.
6. Using pipettes (filled with tinted vinegar) to create volcanoes on a tray of baking soda was mind boggling for little ones!
7. Raised salt paintings turned out beautifully.
8. Piping water into bath mats (from Bed, Bath, and Beyond) requires focus and precision!