Today's Topic: Drip, Drop
bowls of water
plastic or styrofoam egg cartons, small paper cups, bowls, other small containers to drip into
towels (or do this one outdoors)
Rain! / Ashman, Linda
What Kids Do:
Whenever I plan these "technology" (all tools are technology!) classes, I'm always a little bit afraid that two minutes into it, all the kids will look at me and say, "Really? This is the whole class? Meh, I'm done." Once again, my fears proved to be unfounded. They all loved this simple activity. The goal? Move water from one container to another using one of the tools provided.
Hindsight Tip: There will be water dumping. Just be prepared. I'd considered adding food coloring to the water to add a color-mixing element to the lesson and I am sooooo glad I didn't. The carpet was still damp the next day, but at least it didn't stain anyone's pants during storytime!
Variations to try:--simple syringes (needleless ones, like the kind you administer kids medicine with) might also be fun to add to the mix even though the mechanics are slightly different, the goal and part of the technique (stick the open end in water, get the water to go into the tube, squeeze the water out when and where you want it to go) is the same.