Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Drop it

This was a Physical Development activity with our FunShine Express curriculum.  It had three parts.  Transfer it, Drop it, and String it.

The transfer it project had you fill a bowl with different size and colors of poms, one empty bowl and a variety of "pinching" type tools like, clothes pins, tweezers, tongs.  I have actually heard of this type of activity before on other blogs and from friends.  They use toaster tongs.  Little wooden tongs and multi color pack of poms for them to color sort.  From bowl to ice cube tray or muffin tray to sort the different colors out.  I think Lachlan would love this activity but I don't have the poms or the tongs, so I have had them on my list of things to pick up next time I am at a craft store.  Since I don't get out much, it's just never happened.  So I am happy to announce, I currently have both items sitting in my Amazon cart ready to order next time I place an order.

The string it project had you cut up TP rolls, collect dried pasta, large beads or pretzel twists for kids to string on yarn.  We have a large wooden bead set from Melissa & Doug we use all the time.  So I just decided to go with the drop it project.

For the drop it project they had you get out two cups, one with water, one empty and a dropper.  Then ask them to use the dropper to move the water from one cup to the other.  We had saved a medicine dropper from one of our infant Tylenol.  It's a small quantity so it was going to take him a long time to do it but he still enjoyed the task.  Here are the supplies you will need.
 He started getting bored with the dropper so I grabbed one of the medicine syringes for him to try. 

Peter had to give it a try too of course.  Less concerned about accuracy more concerned about making a mess.

 Next time I would probably search out some clear cups so he could really see how much water was there.  I just didn't want to use glass because I figured Peter would want to join in at some point.  I think I might also add numbers to this activity by writing number with lines on the side of the empty cup.  Then I could ask him to fill it up to a certain number.  That could be fun.

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