Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Ending a year with the Time Capsules

We end year 2013 with great idea from Imagination Tree - the time capsule
We've spent great time with MFrog tonight making our own time capsule. I explained him what is it about.. That was a great starting point for conversation about now, past and future.  

I prepared some card with some questions and tasks - drawing own portrait, hand print, write about important things happened in 2013 etc. Then we put everything in big envelope decorated by MFrog(it's easy to storage for me in special memory box I keep in my wardrobe :).
I'm sure we make another one next year, and year after...until it's time to open all our time capsules when Mr Frog gets older :) 


Happy New Year to everyone! 
Starting new blog is a great beginning of New Year, isn't it? :) 
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Monday, 30 December 2013

Glow in the dark playdough.

If you are looking for some exciting kids activities that keep them occupied during long evenings this glow in the dark playdough is perfect.
Science and messy play in one. It is easy to make and you can easily turn it into a glowing gloop. it gives your child lots of fun and opportunities to experiment with light. And you do not need back light for it!



Mix: cornflour + glow in the dark paint.  
Knead the dough adding some more cornflour or paint if needed.  Ready! 
(make sure to expose it to light before play in the dark; I left mine by the table lamp for some time) 

We started with rolling it and cutting out the shapes.
For more fun we mixed it with
Glow In The Dark Rice (made with the same method as simple coloured rice - just use glow in the dark paint, mix it with rice and dry overnight). Playdough became crunchy and got nice texture to explore.

Exploring playdough and rice wasn't enough for Mr Frog. He decided to check what will happen when we mix it with water! So we did. And we got Glow In The Dark Gloop (just make sure to add just a little bit of water at a time). 

Glowing messy play :)



And then we started experimenting with light. Mr Frog found lots of different shape objects we put in the gloop. Then he used his torch and table lamp to light the objects up. And tried to answer the question: what will happen when we remove the objects and turn the light off? 



Exploring different textures and experimenting with light. 
Glowing messy play. Hours of fun :)





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