If you’re looking for a fun, preschool fire activity, then you’re definitely going to want to check this out! Here’s a creative, Fire Colors Science & Nature STEAM Investigation Station using paint and eye droppers, which is of course excellent for fine motor skills.
I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas! Ours was nothing less than magical. The little guy was so excited to come downstairs on Christmas morning and see what Santa left for him.
Of course he got the one thing that he wanted more than anything else, which was a John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer. And it was definitely love at first sight.
We also wrapped up our Sights & Sounds of Winter theme, which means that we’re looking forward to Going on Safari next month.
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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.
Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.
We’re back-tracking just a bit this week and sharing another one of our favorite activities from Week three when we learned about Indoor Sights & Sounds.
When children are banging on pots and pans or smelling cookies, they are engaging in sensory play. During this process, children stimulate their senses, which helps build nerve connections in the brain.
This is important because children can retain more information and have a deeper understanding of what they are learning by engaging their senses.
Teachers can give children a sensory-rich environment by planning different experiences indoors and outdoors throughout the day.
When children are engaged in these sensory activities they are examining, discovering, categorizing, and making sense of the world.
The daily topic was Fireplace and we reviewed a bit about Fire Safety as well as doing this awesome Fire Colors Science & Nature STEAM Investigation Station.
We even got daddy involved this week as we answered the question of what do you think is the hottest color in fire. You know, because after all he is a volunteer firefighter.
Fire Colors Science & Nature STEAM Investigation Station
- Set out watery paint colors (blue, red, orange, and yellow).
- Place eye droppers and paper next to the paint.
- Encourage children to experiment with mixing and creating with the colors of fire.
- What do you think is the hottest color in fire?
- What happens if you mix all the colors together?
- How can you be safe around a fire?
OMG, y’all! The little guy definitely had a blast with this one! We actually ended up using liquid watercolors versus watery paint colors. I’m sure there really wouldn’t be much of a difference, but it was just a bit easier for me and I loved the vivid colors that we ended up with.
And obviously he loved it too! The whole thing kinda turned into an impromptu color-mixing lesson.
As the little guy was dripping the liquid watercolors, he was explaining his process to me. “If you mix yellow and blue, you get GREEN! And if you mix red and yellow, it makes ORANGE!” He was all kinds of proud of himself for figuring out how to make each of the secondary colors and no doubt I was definitely proud of him too.
Of course he also experienced the muddy brown you get when you mix all the colors together. We’ve all been there and done that. Lol…
And lets not forget that little kids love eye droppers. Did I mention they’re great for fine motor skills too? He said that was totally his favorite part of the whole thing.
The little guy’s all like, “Yea!” I love when he’s in the studio with me as I’m typing and talking to myself. You know, because that’s just what I do and then he’s chimes in with his thoughts and opinions. Talk about cute! Lol…
All joking aside, though. He usually has some valuable insight. After all, this really is his preschool homeschool experience. And almost three years later, he still loves Mother Goose Time just as much as the day we opened our very first preschool curriculum kit.
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Going On Safari theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.
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