Ice exploration with salt, submersible lights, and liquid watercolor paint

It was a short week, but a busy one.

Using an ice block as a glacier for the arctic animals

Using the children's interest in cooking, we used the mixer to make play-dough.  Everyone took a turn helping to add our ingredients to the bowl.  After it was done, everyone sat around the table to play and explore.  Each child chose a color glitter to put inside their dough ball.  Singing a variety of songs, we managed to flatten our dough.  During the remainder of the week, the children used scissors with the play-dough, helping to strengthen their fine motor skills.

We introduced the children to using loose parts to create work.

We also brought out our table easels for the children.

"I painted a banana!" - Charlie