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Posted by on Mar 29, 2015 in Blog, child-care-information.com Blog, March Themes, Science |

Let’s Go Fly A Kite

Let’s Go Fly A Kite

We had a post like this before but learning about how wind affects different materials is important and fun! So here we go again.

March is thought of as the windiest month of the year, at least in the north east. So take advantage as we get a few warmer days here and there and get the kids outside!

Make a Mini Kite These are the materials you’ll need to make a kite.

Back side of mini kite Oops, you’ll also need two popsicle sticks. To cut out the kite shape use your FREE pattern at Printables!

Front side mini kite Use glue to stick on the popsicle sticks, tape for the ribbon and string. Now go fly a kite!

flying kites Kites are readily available and fairly cheap in spring time.

0144bb6d4b1dd1e2547ecfe10673c984b96e5a9264_00001 These cool bags fill with air as kids run or ride. Get them here.

Windbag Wonders These Wind Bags are so much fun!

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Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 in Blog, child-care-information.com Blog, Circle Time, February Themes, large motor, Science, Shadows |

Groundhog’s Day! Will he see his shadow?

Groundhog’s Day! Will he see his shadow?

These are the things you'll need to make a peek a boo groundhog.  These are the items you need to make a peek-a-boo groundhog.

Find this pattern FREE on Printables! First you need this free pattern on Printables!

Pull the stick down so the children see only the top of the groundhog...then...

Does he see a shadow?

Making Shadows

Shadows A strong flashlight in a darkened classroom makes for great preschool fun.

Shadows  Here I draped a large sheet of paper over the back of an adult chair. I tapped pre-cut  shapes of people and animals and to craft sticks. I propped a big flashlight on a box and the kids took turns climbing under the chair making shadows.

Shadows in the Gym This time we took our big flashlight to the gym, turned out the lights, turned on lively music, and had fun shadow dancing. i love this picture!

 

 

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Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in April Themes, Blog, child-care-information.com Blog, Science, Space |

Just added to Teachers April Themes – Space!

Just added to Teachers April Themes – Space!

Space  

Earth Day                                                                                                                                                 Earth Map Young children might not know the name of our planet or that there are other planets. So teach them! Children are very interested in maps and most 3′s can get the “we are here” concept.  Earth Day is April 22nd. Help take care of our home!        

Rocketships!                                                                                                                                                                                                     Blast Off  Paper towel tubes, construction paper, tacky glue, cone cups, and colored macaroni or buttons. Kids are going to need help with the glueing but these will be so cute when they’re complete. 

More Rocketships!                                                                                                                                                              more rockets  These shape rockets start out as name puzzles and quickly become rocketships! Start with construction paper squares programed with each child’s name. Children glue them down in order.  Add a triangle to the top and one on either side. A flame of glitter at the base and its Blast off! Oh add some foil stars too!

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Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Art, Blog, Child Care Product Review, child-care-information.com Blog, Product Review, Science |

Product Review – Colorations™ Liquid Watercolor

Product Review – Colorations™ Liquid Watercolor

Colorations Liquid Watercolor   These Colorations™ Liquid Watercolors are great! We use them, to re-wet stamp pads, we use them with eye droppers, and to give color to shaving cream and other non-food art media. Here’s a few things we made using these watercolors.

color bubbles   Watercolors mixed with vinegar. Pipettes used to drip onto baking soda.                                        – Science  (acid base reaction)

Liquid watercolor with pipettes    Watercolors dripped onto folded paper towels.                                                                                             – Science (absorption)                                                         

Spring flower stamping  Watercolor spring flower stamping.                                                                                                                   – Art       

 Liquid watercolor rainbows  Watercolors dripped into milk, then dish soap added, watch the reaction.                                     – Science (convection reaction)

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Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in April Themes, Blog, Child Care Product Review, child-care-information.com Blog, Product Review, Science |

Science Club Moonscope & Sky Gazers Activity Journal – Product Review

Science Club Moonscope & Sky Gazers Activity Journal – Product Review

Educational Insights Nancy B’S Science Club Moonscope & Sky Gazers Activity Journal                         This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Your support of child-care-information is greatly appreciated.

      This great telescope is truly designed just for young children. This is just the right telescope for preschool classrooms.   It includes a journal and cool science experiences. This telescope is decorated with moons, stars, and planets.  The moon scope, with 18x to 90x magnification, comes with moon filter and tripod. Your kids will love this!

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Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Art, Blog, Child Care Product Review, child-care-information.com Blog, Science |

Product Review – Colorations® Liquid Watercolor Paint

Great product for preschool and beyond!

Colorations® Liquid Watercolor Paint® is truly a great product for preschool and beyond!

Here the children used pipettes to drop diluted Colorations® Liquid Watercolor Paint® onto a few layers of paper napkin.  This product is not the same as food coloring, but can replace it in art projects.  The product is washable from hands and clothes.  The colors are vibrant and won’t fade or wash out when diluted!  This is important stuff!

Most important, though, is the cost. $3.69 for 8 oz. So for the three primary colors $11.07. We ordered the product from Discount School Supply. Delivery was quick and uneventful. Discount School Supply offers free delivery on orders over $79.00. They have a huge selection of  school supplies.

The only drawback is that the liquid watercolor can be messy. Even though it’s “washable” it runs like water so it flows quickly from the bottle.  Cover your surface and have the children wear smocks when using this product.  Colorations® Liquid Watercolor Paint is no more messy than food coloring, although we don’t let the children play with food coloring because it stains.

We use it in bingo dabber bottles, drip it onto giant coffee filters, and we use it with watercolor brushes on all types of projects.  We also use this product to dampen our stamp pads…I’m thinking…future product review!

 

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