Welcome to the Hands-On Play Party! Each week my co-hosts and I will share our ideas for a fun, hands-on activity! This is also a linky party for any hands-on learning activities for kids of all ages! So be sure to check out all the great links shared at the end of this post! If you are a blogger I invite you to share any ideas you have for sensory play, early learning play, gross and fine motor skills play, and indoor/outdoor play that is presented in a hands-on way!
We have started a new science unit this week and while most of our science activities are posted at the Saturday Science Blog Hop, this wind unit has so many activities I couldn’t possible post them only once a week! And well, preschool science is hands-on play too!
This Wind Science Exploration Table is the introduction to our wind unit. After the fun of the littleBLAST Float-Sink kit we are back to following the Science is Simple book by Peggy Ashbrook. I am really enjoying how this books introduces science topics in a playful way for preschoolers and I highly recommend it as a preschool science curriculum.
During Caden’s nap I set up this table in our spare bedroom with lots of natural light! The goal of this activity is to explore how air and wind can move objects. I used feathers, cotton balls, and pompoms as “clouds” and a folded paper fan and a bubble blow gun as the “wind”.
When Caden woke up from his nap, we explore different ways we could blow the “clouds”. Caden’s first thought was to blow the “clouds” with his own air.
Next Caden tried to blow the “clouds” with a bubble blow gun. He had a lot of fun blowing all the “clouds” off the table. He wasn’t interested in trying the folded fan, so I demonstrated it for him so he could see how it would work.
This is a great activity to introduce the concept of wind. It was so easy to set up, and actually kept Caden interested for a good 15-20 minutes, which is the perfect amount of time for a preschool science lesson.
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From my co-hosts!
Simple Easter Egg Games from Little Bins for Little Hands
Homemade Playdough Gift Sets from Lemon Lime Adventures
And now for the Linky Party!
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