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Summer 2 - The Great Escape

10 Easy Science Experiments - That Will Amaze Kids

EASY SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS

AMAZING EASY SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS to do at HOME, at SCHOOL, it's very simple and super cool that will amaze your kids. All of them are easy and safe ...

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Painting with worms (cooked spaghetti)

 

Most of the children love a bit of messy play and it is good for developing many skills. However, be determined by their responses for the length of the activity

 

Put some different coloured paint on the paper, place the spaghetti on top and let your child explore. (Don't forget to be armed with wet wipes!!)

 

Dancing Worms

Buy jelly worm sweets and cut them in half, length-wise. Fill a transparent plastic cup with water and put in 2/3 teaspoons of baking soda and stir. Add the worms and allow to soak for 10 mins. Empty the water and save the worms. Pour a cup of vinegar (clear vinegar if possible), drop the worms in and watch them dance.

 

 

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Let's explore different animal sounds

Farm Animal Sounds for Kids

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Let's explore the characteristics of the animals in the 'Dear Zoo' story. This could be done as a separate activity where the children explore the animals. 

Animal

 

Sound

Act

Sensory Feel

Elephant

 

Trumpet

Big

Hold arms out

Roll up paper/card for trunk

Giraffe

 

 

Waaa Waa (low&slow)

 

Tall

Stand on tip toes

Upside down Sweeping brush (Children to feel up the handle for the neck)

Lion

 

Roooaar

Fierce

Show claws

Fluffy material for the mane

Camel

 

WUUU WUUU

(Deep low sound)

Grumpy

Hump back

Cushion (hump)

Snake

 

SSSSSSSS

Scary

Piece of pipe/ rolled scarf

Monkey

 

Oow   Oow

Naughty

Hairy material

Frog

 

Croak Croak

Jumpy

Wet flannel

Dog

 

Wuf Wuf

Perfect: ‘Ahh’ and pretend to stroke dog

Soft, smooth fur material

Explore the animal through the sound it makes, act  it out, and interact with the sensory feel

Ideally, an actual toy animal is preferable for our children, however, if this isn't available these other things will help build experience.

 

Accompany, if possible with supported research on the internet whereby they can see and hear the animals sound. 

Amazing Animals

 

Many Children enjoy messy play and adding some animals to either Jelly, shaving foam, sand, or lentils creates a new, exciting environment to explore. 

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It makes it easier to organize if you have a tray for your child to explore on as then this can be removed quickly if you needed. Arm yourself with any sort of wet cloths to clean up after.
Some children, however, aren't keen on messy play and may prefer to explore paint through cling film stuck down with tape, onto the tray. They can then explore the paint moving by touch and are saved from the 'messy' part!

Cling Film Painting Process Art

If you re able to, print off some small black and white animals, laminate and put amongst the paint under the cling film.
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