Thursday, 20 August 2015

Thursday with The ( Water )Buddies








With all the rain we've been having lately, it seemed appropriate to introduce the water cycle to The Buddies.
Firstly they mixed food colouring with water, taking turns to choose colours and mix them up.
After drawing clouds, they used a pipette to add drops of the coloured water to the paper.
This was then blown with straws, chased as far as it would go.
This proved great fun.
The Buddies experimented with blowing the paint using straws, toilet roll tubes and just their mouths.
Next up, they created rain clouds.
Big jugs half filled with water, were topped with a generous amount of shaving foam to simulate a cloud.
They then dropped the coloured water, again using the pipette onto the top of the cloud, letting it soak through.
This created a rain effect in the water below.
Both Buddies were fascinated by the different coloured rain and the patterns it created.

Oscar said " the buddies had great fun doing the experiment "
Jack said " my favourite bit was dropping paint onto the paper and blowing it "

5 comments:

Angie said...

what fun...!!!! xxx

mamasmercantile said...

Looks like great fun, a great activity to do with my grand children.

karen said...

I wish when I was a kid my mom would have done something cool like that :)

Cheryl said...

This does look fun! The looks on their faces with the shaving cream. I can just imagine all the chitter chatter. Perfect. Not seen this before. Love the straw paintings. Well done, boys! You must have a very colourful house now, with such beautiful paintings.

Natalie said...

Looks like they had a lot of fun! xx