The topic was air. We talked about why we need air and what element of it we need for breathing. I asked if we can touch air, if we can see it and later on explained that it's not a solid object.
We mentioned that air can move which creates wind. I asked my daughter to put her hand in front of her mouth and blow on it to feel the air. Then, I encouraged Pumpkin to take a piece of paper, blow on it and make a prediction of what is about to happen. Paper moves because air make it move.
As part of the discussion we made an experiment.
To make it you'll need:
- a piece of construction paper
- tempera paint
- a drinking straw
What to do:
- take a piece of paper and put some paint on it( I used primary colors to show how they mix and make new ones)
- give your child a straw and ask to blow on the paint through it
The air flow will move the paints around , mixing them and creating interesting shapes.
That's how it came out.
I did not add water to the paint. If you add some it will be more runny and splatter easier.
Give it a try. I assure your kids will love it!