Last week, some children created designs of ideas they had for a potential water table in the children's bathroom (more to come on this idea in the near future!) Some of their designs included colored water. This afternoon, we offered a provocation featuring this idea of colored water. Pyrex pans, light tables and different jars of colored water were displayed on the low table in the construction area. Using eye droppers, children experimented with watercolors in pyrex pans on top of the light tables.
Max: Look what I made, look at my collection.
Willa: I made pink. (Adds green) I made greenish-pink.
Max: A drop of blue.
Willa: Do you want to make it purple?
Max: Let's make it green! We're magic spellers!
Mac: It's a bad potion.
Carl: I need a smidge of water - perfect.
Mac: My potion is almost done. Whoever needs some of my potion can have it.
Willa: I will take some. OH! When I put my hands in, they turn brown!
Hand sewing was also on offer this afternoon. Feathers, duck-like fabric and string were included in the sewing materials in case the children wanted to expand their collection of duck creations to include some sewing-related pieces as well. In the beginning, Ellee thought she might use the blue fabric and other colored fabric scraps to create a sewn home for her ducky, but, halfway through she decided that her creation resembled a planet more closely instead. Children enjoyed layering various pieces of fabric on top of each other, as well as incorporating feathers and different threads into their pieces.
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