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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Our Water Week in Pictures

Last week was Water Week at our preschool bridge camp.  Here are some of the fun things we did:


Bubble Snakes ... These snakes were really fun (although I did most of the assembly).  For each child, I cut the bottom off of a water bottle.  I then put a section of a sock over the open end and taped it on with duct tape.  It is very easy to make this with the toe part of a sock (the kids could have done it themselves with a rubber band) but, because I just used small pieces of the sock, I was able to make 37 snake blowers with 3 tube socks. We put dish soap with a little bit of water on trays that the teachers held.  The kids dipped the sock covered end into the soap and then gently blew into the mouth of the bottle. The kids LOVED making long bubble snakes. We only had one child who sucked in a mouthful of soap (or at least only one for whom tasting the bubbles ruined the whole experience).








A Wonderful Water Wall ...it was a favorite activity every day.  Read more about how I made it here.


A drive through bike wash ... rumor had it that "the cleaned bikes went faster! 
Water beads...the kids loved playing with these water beads that I bought in the floral section of  Dollar Tree.  On the last day we were allowed to squish the beads until they broke (also fun).
Cork Boats... We "sailed" our simple cork boats in canals in our sandbox, a little pool, and in plastic gutters. Read more about our cork boats here.


 
It was a great week!

4 comments:

  1. What a fabulous week. I especially love your water wall. I would love to do something like that with my kidlets.

    sandi

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    1. I was surprised by the length of time (day after day) that the water wall held some of the kids attention. It also held up really well to lots of use (the only casualty was one of the new environmentally friendly water bottles that pulled off a screw).
      Lyn

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  2. What an exciting weeklong unit!!! I want to be in your class!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Connie Anderson:)
    www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

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  3. I bet those kids had the best time. Your water snakes are too cute.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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