by Meredith Brustlin, CMNH Educator
- Place a variety of colors of plastic eggs in a container
- Place pieces of colored paper, or paper with a color drawn on them, around the container
- Invite little ones to sort them by color!
- Want an extra challenge? Try making some plastic egg patterns!
Cause & Effect:
- Find something to make a ramp
- I used a 3-ring binder, but you could find a piece of wood, cookie sheet, or piece of flat cardboard
- Collect a few books to add to the ramp and give it some additional height
- Find a car or two
- I tied a tiny bunny stuffed animal to my car--this is fun, but not necessary!
- Gather a variety of different textured materials
- Tin foil, bubble wrap, felt, sandpaper, etc.
- Invite little ones to experiment with the ramp!
- Try racing the car down the ramp without any texture on it
- Add different textures and see how the movement of the car changes
- Add some height to the ramp and try again with the different textures
- Ask questions!
- What is happening?
- How does the movement of the car change?
- Why do you think it changes?
- What else could we add/change?
- Gather a bunch of plastic eggs
- Fill up the eggs with a variety of materials
- Unpopped popcorn, coins, buttons, paper clips, etc
- As an extra precaution, you could put a small piece of tape to keep the eggs closed during investigation!
- Make sure each egg has a sound match, aka two eggs of each sound
- Invite little ones to try and match the sounds!
- Find a paper towel tube
- Cut it into three pieces
- Leave one piece a circle
- Smoosh the other two pieces to make ovals
- Use the paper pieces to make a bunny stamp!