Good morning from #CMSMatHome! Plants store food in roots, stems, and leaves. This experiment shows that stored food can be used to start a plant growing again. You’ll need tops of carrots, radishes, and pineapple, and a baking pan or recycled container with about 1/2″ of water. Place the carrots or radishes
Good morning from #CMSMatHome! Do you know what transpiration is? Let’s explore together by experimenting with some celery and colored water. Transpiration is the process of water moving through a plant. The plant will absorb water through its roots, then have it evaporate through pores in its leaves. Get a stalk
Good morning frm #CMSMatHome! Have you ever designed an exhibit? Let’s make one together! Gather some materials, such as paper, cardboard, recycled items, markers, crayons, scissors, tape, ribbon… Think about exhibits you have seen and explored. What are your interests? What would you like to make? Who is it for, what materials
It’s time for Toddler Wednesday with @CMSMatHome! Today, we’ll play with water. Prepare some bins, large and small, containers, colander, measuring cups, spoons, rocks, and building blocks that can get wet. Fill the large bins with water or sit in the bathtub. Experiment with a variety of cups, spoons, containers, and the
Good morning from #CMSMatHome! We’re sure you’ve played board games, but have you ever made one? Let’s work on that today! Gather some paper, scissors, cardboard if you’d like, ruler, pencils and markers, dice, and small toys to use as game pieces. We can start out with a simple game, and you
Let’s melt ice today with @CMSMatHome! First, prepare by freezing clear water or water with some food coloring in ice cube trays or a variety of containers. Get a plastic bin, some utensils, and some cups and scoops. Add some water into your plastic bin, then dump ice into the water and
Good morning from #CMSMatHome! Let’s make some colorful leaf prints today. Get some paper, preferably white, and some felt-tip markers. Gather freshly-picked leaves, but look for sturdy ones with strong vein structure. Color the back side of the leaf (where the veins are) with your marker, then press the colored side onto the white
Good morning from #CMSMatHome! This is our 60th daily post in this series, and we’ll consider this a small reason to celebrate! 🙃 Today, we’ll construct a rain gauge. You’ll need a clear plastic bottle, ruler, marker, and some rocks. Cut the top section off a clear bottle with the help of an adult.
Good morning from #CMSMatHome! Let’s put together a sundial today! Get a marker, paper plate, pencil, scissors, and a piece of paper. Draw a clock face on the paper with equally spaced numbers from 1 to 12. Cut out your clock face and glue it to the back of the paper plate. Punch
Let’s follow the sun with #CMSMatHome! Have you noticed how the sun changes its location in the sky throughout the day? Do you know how much it moves, and when? Let’s try to observe and record its movement. You’ll need a pencil, some paper, string, and a clock. Find a window in your home
It’s time for a Toddler Wednesday with #CMSMatHome! Today, we’ll build an obstacle course and, through crawling and jumping, work on our gross motor skills. Gather some chairs, stools, scarves, streamers, tape, pillows, cushions… and anything else that resembles good building material. Find a good spot and start creating your obstacle course.
Let’s see what we can grow from foods we eat at home, such as avocado, grapefruit or lemon, or tomato. Sprouting can take 7 – 14 days. Cut a grapefruit or lemon in half, then scoop out flesh to eat or use in recipes. Collect seeds, add some potting soil or dirt to