After a busy Friday last week sharing our “Virtual Book Club for Kids Summer Camp” we’re back with 7 Days and this weeks 7 Days is 7 Days of Science fun at home brought to you by Chelsey from Buggy and Buddy – a regular of Tuesday Tots and one that I have been following for a while. So without further ado I’m handing over to Chelsey to share 7 Days of Science Fun for you and your kids.
Hi, I’m Chelsey from Buggy and Buddy, and I am thrilled to take part in Rainy Day Mum’s
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Summer is on it’s way and I know some of your will be breaking up very soon for the summer vacation so I’ve put together some fantastic fun summer activities for Toddlers to enjoy and keep those hot long days fun. So here goes our Summer Activities for Toddler round-up.
Summer play for Toddlers
Keep cool with some Instant Pudding and Ice sensory play this summer
Pirate Party Small World Play get the water table set up and start the pirate play off keeping cool as the waves hit the sides as you go
When it gets too
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We are a music loving household – the CD player always has a children’s music CD in it or the radio is on. Musical instruments can be found around the house and both J and T will burst into spontaneous song at various points during the day. So seeing DIY Music Ideas and some ways for Tots to play and learn about music were a great idea for us to feature on Rainy Day Mum this week.
Red Ted Art – shared with us on Tuesday Tots last week how to make a guitar. I love the
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We love blocks – whether it’s our mega blocks or wooden blocks they see to get brought out almost daily and various things made with them. We recently brought some Kubix Geometric Cubes and J and I have been having lots of fun playing Tetris with the blocks.
Like the shapes in the old school computer game Tetris the Kubix Geometric shapes come in various colours and shapes which can be fitted together. I explained to J that we had to form a complete pattern with no gaps in and then we set about putting together the tetris grid picking
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Plant growth at home
This is another childhood favourite of mine – and something that we have done before growing beans in jar it’s a fantastic opportunity for kids to observe the process of plant growth as the seed is visible at all times.
We used a glass jar although you could easily use a plastic jar but clear glass makes the experiment easier to see (if you are worried about the children using glass then like we did last year we grew the beans on our kitchen window sill which the children can’t reach but can easily see inside
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Creating a Home Nature Journal
Spring is in the air and with it the start of our Nature Journal. As a child I remember Nature Journaling with my Mum and Dad, it was filled with leaves we picked up, drawings we made and observations it was a scrap book of the changing seasons for us to have and look back on throughout the year. It’s a childhood memory that I want to pass to my children and something that will help us to explore the changing seasons and the back garden nature throughout the year.
This year is the
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Whether you are using plastic or real eggs this weekend why not turn them into some learning activities as well – these activities are for slightly older children but you could easily adapt them for younger children using some imagination.
I love these variations for incorporating literacy and numeracy activities over the Easter break.
First off is some rhyming eggs from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom, these would be a lot of fun for children to make with you and then find the rhyming pairs.
Swapping to some numeracy activities and number eggs from Raise a Boy.
Back to literacy for
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