Lets talk Science!
Small children love to explore. Something to help them on the journey is to think about "problems" and how to solve them. We still enjoy these things in various degrees, though we don't do them near as often.
How does somethings smell?
Materials needed: Small jars (like baby food jars, or little plastic lidded containers), and various items like cloves, flower petals, onions, etc.
Directions: Place each item in the jar/container. Punch holes in the lid. Ask your little to close their eyes and have them tell you what each jar smells like. Some of the guesses will be wild!
Variations: You can try this with closed eyes and feeling objects too. "Guess what something is." The method is similar. Pick a hand full of items and have the children close their eyes and guess what the items is. Using their touch senses. Take this a step further by adding the sense of hearing into the mix.
This weekend get outside! explore what kinds of things you might find in a pond or your garden in the winter. Most of all, have some fun outside!
Next week two experiments we plan to do with our weather unit is Air Pressure and Evaporation/making our own rain.