Friday, October 7, 2011

sidewalk paint

We mixed equal parts corn starch and water to create this paint. The children helped stir in food coloring to make the paint come alive. 
We took advantage of the gorgeous weather and painted the sidewalk:
The result was a beautiful mess of what the children called butterflies, rainbows, houses and letters. I love how the cornstarch gives the paint a smooth texture when it dries. 
The end!

sorting bottle caps

We have TONS of bottle caps thanks to our cook and donations from parents. Since we were running out of places to store them I figured it was time for a sorting activity. I set out different colored paper onto which the children could match the caps. That was all that was needed as the children intuitively 'got' the intended invitation. 

The children pointed out that I was missing a few colors so I added black, tan and purple paper as well...
There were only a few 'tricky' colors that did not quite match (like a cap that was an orangish-yellow). But they indeed drove us all nuts because they didn't quite fit in either category. 

The end! 
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