Science Activity: Snacks and science go together this week. Here are some easy science activities that encourage fine motor skills, science skills and give you something fun to eat at snack time. Have a party with friends or in the classroom with your results.
Pink lemonade: use a frozen mix – allow it to thaw, and then pour into a pitcher. Allow one of the children (or take turns with several of the children) to take a turn pouring water into the pitcher, being sure to count with the children and help them with stirring.
Red Jell-O: Follow package directions; the measuring and counting and then watching it thicken quickly are a great science experiment for children.
Valentine cookies: Pillsbury has pre-made sugar cookies that have a heart in the center of the cookie which is visible after slicing the cookie dough. Allow children to use plastic knives and try to follow the pre-measured marks to slice cookie dough and put it on the cookie sheet. Take time to talk about the circle of the dough, the heart shape inside it and count the cookies after they are all placed on the cookie sheet. After they bake and cool allow the children to decorate with white, pink or red icing and heart shaped candy hearts.