Understanding the World
Float or Sink?
Choose some every day objects from around the house (ask an adult to check your objects will be OK if they get wet). Then I would like you to fill a sink or bucket with water (you could even do this in the bath at bath time if you want). Add the different objects to the water. What happens? Does each object float or sink? What do you notice about the objects that sink? What do you notice about the objects that float? Are some heavy and some light? What about what the object is made of?
Use some tin foil to make a boat. Do you think it will float?
I wonder if you can make a tin foil boat that will float even if you add 5 pennies to it? You may need to think about the surface area of your boat. Can your boat hold more than 5 pennies?
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Physical Development - Fine Motor
In Miss Allen's book "Follow that String", there was a key which opened the lock. Can you find different locks and keys in you house? Is there an appropriate padlock, door, box that you can try and open - ADULT SUPERVISION ESSENTIAL, PLEASE SPEAK TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT RULES IN YOUR HOUSE AROUND LOCKING/UNLOCKING DOORS. This activity will support the development of fine motor skills, muscles strength and coordination in fingers that are the foundations of early writing.
You can also thread beads (or cheerios/pasta) onto string, rope, pipe cleaner or shoelace. Let us know what you find to thread.