Today, we introduced the kids to flour and baby oil. It has a nice silky texture that is inviting for the children to explore with their hands and smells great too!
First we had to get our hands dirty!
They learned that by patting it down, it makes big chunks that they can pick up!
SEE… LOOK AT WHAT I MADE!
This child decided that he wanted to drive his car through the mixture!
Wait, there’s another tub! We can’t forget to explore in that one!
One of our children made the connection that the flour sticks to the wheels after he drives it through dough. This is one ’cause’ and ‘effect’ scenario that children learn through exploring with different materials.
I am not quite sure what this is…but it sure is interesting!
I know what to do… lets use the mess to cover the pumpkin!
See, watch me! You do it like this!
He wanted to cover anything he could, but he realized that it was not as easy because of the slick surface. The dough will not stick!
This feels great on my hands!
Look at the marks that I can make by pushing the dough!
This is a perfect track for my car!
Look at the lines that I can make with my car when I push and pull it!
What is left at the end of the day is a tub full of lines and trails, positive and negative forms, and an endless amount of exploration and fun!