Weather Game for Kindergarten

This summer at Kids Nook we did a lot of playing around with water. It was a nice way to cool down, and the kids loved it. But this past week we decided to add a little science to our normal water games, creating some fun Weather Games for our kids so that they could learn about the water cycle.

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First we took the white fluffy stuff you’d find inside a baby’s diaper and filled up some bowls with them. The kids took their own bowls and sprayed water on it, showing them how water that travels through the air creates the clouds in the sky.

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We even talked a little about pollution, and how it can be hard for those clouds to give us good clean water when there’s so much stuff inside them!

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Lastly, we made it rain! We tied up the water balloons to a simple Ikea coat rack, and the kids came up one by one to pop the “clouds” that were full of rain!

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It was a lot of fun, but watch out! It could inspire a little creative mischievousness ­čśë

Hope you’re having great weather wherever you are!

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Dinosaur Roar!

This weekend was a dinosaur weekend! Which, of course, means it was the best weekend ever!  After reading one of our favorite books, Dinosaur Roar!, we made homes for our dinosaurs with our kinetic sand and neon glasses!

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Don’t forget to feed them!

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The dinosaurs had so much fun, they even gave us a big ole kiss!

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Thanks for playing everyone! See you next week!

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Let’s Go Outside!

It’s been a while, but we wanted to share some great links this week to help get your imagination going!

It’s the last full week of April, and for us here that means that we might FINALLY be able to go outside again! I’m personally thrilled by this prospect (in case you couldn’t tell… I’ve been waiting for spring since February!) To get myself and our dear readers prepared for this glorious season, I’ve found some fun crafts you and your kids can do to welcome spring!

Stained Glass Kite Craft

 

Egg Carton Flowers

Painting with Mud!

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And last, but probably most importantly…

Spring Book Recommendations!

Happy linking!

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The Incy Wincy Spider Crawls Up, Up, Up!

The Incy Wincy Spider Crawls up, up, up! Then comes down, down, down!

But that’s okay, because in the meantime we’ve got lots of fun games she can play with us!

For example, let’s take a look at how we can catch big giant flies!

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Then, after a few lessons from our spider friend, we can make our very own tiny webs.

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Watch out for that rain though! It can be a doozy!

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But don’t worry! We all have a good time, no matter what kind of rain (or bubbles) are coming down on our heads!

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Good luck climbing those drain pipes this week!

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What Have We Been Up To? Take a Look!

This month has been a big month for Kids Nook, but probably the biggest (and best) change is the addition of our new and improved Sensory Station!

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That’s right friends, ALL of that stuff is just for our sensory games! Look at how beautiful and organized it is!

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Colored beans, rice, walnuts, sand, all of it is ready and waiting for us to play some great games with our kids!

But that’s not all! Take a look at what we’ve done inside our classrooms…

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Isn’t that just the best? We certainly think so. We’ll probably be continuing to add things, but for now we’re going to bask in the greatness of what we have so far ­čÖé

Have a great Monday!

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