Good morning! Today is going to be hot and humid again. We hope you are finding ways to stay cool this summer!
Science Invitation: Making potions or perfumes
This invitation is another exploration for the senses as well as for science. You will need a selection of small, clear containers, some water, herbs and possibly spices or edible flowers for perfumes, or vinegar and baking soda (always exciting) and other edible, non-toxic odds and ends for potions. Invite your child to experiment with and explore these materials using small spoons, a mortar and pestle, or other gadgets like a garlic press. This will probably be fairly messy, so it might be wise to set it up on a tray.
Nature Invitation: Checking in on your plant
The hot weather and heavy rains we have been experiencing have brought many changes to the natural world. Today we suggest inviting your child to check on the plant they selected previously. How is it looking today? Has it changed in any way? What do they think their plant might need or like as it continues to grow and chang?
Sensory Invitation: Water play
The weather continues to be hot, and water play can offer an opportunity to use large muscles while staying cool. Today we suggest using a sprinkler or mister to create arcs and rainbows. Invite your child to try to run under the water, through the water, or jump over it as it nears the ground.