Hello to whoever may be out there! Today my daughters and I did an "Ant's on a Log" activity and we had a lot of fun! I have MANY pre-made activities like this, most science related, that I can share in the upcoming few weeks, so stay tuned! I'm going to keep this as QUICK as possible so I can get back to doing the super important stuff I do while in quarantine... Sitting on the couch watching Greys Anatomy while simultaneously scrolling twitter and instastorying....
It's pretty simple, it's set up like a scientific method.
Hypothesis: Your child can predict if they will or will not like Ants on a Log
Materials: I set up all my "science" projects to have three material: Your child can glue on all three by his or her self, or if they are young you can give them a choice between two items (one really obvious incorrect one so they get it right and can be reinforced). In no particular order: Celery, PB (or substitute) and chocolate chips
Procedure: Same process: Spread PB, Put on chocolate chips, taste!
Observations: Did your child like it or not?
Conclusion: Was the hypothesis correct or incorrect?
Even if your child has had the snack before they can still have fun getting familiar with the scientific method for other "experiments" that I will post about more!
In addition to learning about the scientific method, your child (if age appropriate) can practice cutting, coloring, and gluing! All great fine motor skills! In addition to the sensory experience of touching bumpy celery, smooth and sticky peanut butter, and small little chocolate chips (yay, pincer grasp!)
My daughters are 2 and 4 but I do these activities at school with 6-9 year olds and they love it too!
Oh, and for all of you thinking “chocolate chips!? My mom made me use raisins!!!”......
Welcome to my blog! I blogged my entire pregnancy in 2017 and I had high hopes for where I could take my running after baby number 2, but my body had other plans. At some point I got too discouraged to write and recently realized that it is essential for my personal growth and development to keep putting feelings into coherent(ish) thoughts. I still hope to run sub 2:45 in the marathon one day, but for now I’m trying to focus on the process and I’m learning to enjoy it. You can come along for the ride, apologies in advance for grammatical incorrectness!