Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Weekly Unplugged Project- Water

This week Unplugged Project was water. Which just happens to be one of our favorite things to play with. Anything to do with water is usually a hit around here, including taking baths and washing dishes.

The first thing we did was the Montessori based "thermic bottles". I took my thrift store glass bottles again and had him fill up two Ice Cold bottles using a small funnel. I filled up the room temperature and warm ones. Two for each temperature. I was not sure if he'd be able to tell the difference between the warm and room temperature ones but he knew right away that they were different and matched them up after carefully testing each one by wrapping his hand around each one.

We also did water transferring using a dropper. We used cups of Yellow and Blue water and wehn mixed in the flower ice cube tray it turned green. Magic, huh? He kinda lost interest in this about half way through. Using the dropper is way too time consuming for him. I need to find a bigger, better dropper anyways.

The last "water" activity came from Flip Flops and Applesauce. Rainy day splatter painting. I cut out the half circles and had him use the scalloped edge sissocers to trim the bottom edge. Then he glued them onto the paper. After drawing a few handles myself he wanted to do the rest so he did. Then the fun part we used watered down blue and white paint to make light blue and dipped an old toothbrush in it and SPLATTERED it all over the picture to look like rain.


  1. I love that first one with the bottles! I'd love to try that if I had some bottles that all matched! For the second, you could try water transfer with a sponge--my two do that pretty well, and it's much faster than with a dropper. We did the third one too! I love flipflops and applesauce!

  2. love all your ideas! I am caring for 2 year old twins and a 4 year old this fall and am looking forward to doing some of these crafts