Friday, July 19, 2013

We Explore Bubbles and Chalk

  • 7-19-13: I though about not doing a We Explore this week, but I decided to just repeat yesterday's Messy Art Club. We only had 13 people, but it was a nice, peaceful little morning program and the kids really enjoyed blowing bubbles and jumping in the pool. So, numbers not as cool as the 100+ who came to our giant bubble program last year, but much more happy for everyone involved in the program.
  • Bubble solution from Walmart
  • Bubble wands (bought from Amazon with money donated by VIP Aktion Club)
  • Chalk
  • Swimming pool

Friday, July 12, 2013

We Explore Sound

  • 7-12-13: Only three families came and only one of them could stay. The kids weren't that interested, so they read books and the mom and I made wind chimes and talked about our plans for middle school visits next year (she's a teacher). Sometimes summer is like that.
I just went with lots of recycled supplies for this. We poked holes in the tops of the cups with pointed pliers and the point of my compass, then used a hole punch to make holes around the edge. We used a pipe cleaner for the top to hold it, then ribbon around the edges. Then we tied stuff to the ribbon and tested out how it sounded.

  • Plastic cups
  • Yarn, ribbon
  • Scissors, tape, hole punch, compass, glue dots
  • buttons, pony beads, metal washers, straws, popsicle sticks