More Toddler fun (Microwave puffy paint, Obstacle course, Cough and sneeze cover it please!)

Microwave Puffy Paint

Supplies

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • enough water to make it the consistency of pancake batter
  • snack size Ziploc baggies
  • food coloring

How to make our microwave puffy paint

  1. Get ready: Start with one cup of flour and mixed in 3 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of salt and enough water to make it the consistency of pancake batter. Divide the mix into four parts and put them into snack size sandwich baggies along with some food colouring. Squish it to mix up the colours.
  2. Be creative: band the baggies like you would if you were icing a cake and snip off the teeniest little bit of the tip.
  3. Paint away: When you’re finished, pop the painting into the microwave for 30-45 seconds and watch the paint puff up and grow. it was completely dry out of the microwave so don’t worry about any extra messes or accidents as you pile of paintings grew. (built-in kitchen a science lesson)

Toddler Obstacle Course

Materials

  • Pillows, baskets or stuffed animals
  • Space

Instructions

  1. Set up a simple obstacle course with pillows, baskets or stuffed animals for your child to push, pull or ride through. Obstacles teach your child that he needs to slow down to go around an object, or that when he runs into a toy it will fall over.
  2. Roll a ball back and forth to show that the harder you push, the faster the ball will go
  3. Make a ramp for toy cars and trucks to teach your child that the slope of the ramp makes the car go fast or slow.
  4. Pull toys teach your toddler that the toy will follow behind him.

Cough and Sneeze – Cover it please!

Materials:

  • Large picture of a child (5 x 7) or an enlarged clip art of a child (laminated)
  • spray bottle
  • Exact-o knife
  • Tissues
  • Tape

Directions:

Print the picture of a face and laminate (Optional)

Over the nose of the picture, lightly draw a square and mark the diagonals. (The diagonals need to be the same length as the diameter of the back end spray nozzle.)  Do your best and just cut a little of the diagonals at a time.

Push the spray nozzle through the diagonal cuttings and adjust the length so that the spray nozzle is snug with the picture.

Add a little tape on the back to secure it to the nozzle.

Now you’ve got your own Sneezy!

This same method can be applied for a face with the sprayer attached to the mouth.

(please note: The little girl in the picture came from Kari Bolt Designs on TpT)

Story and Lesson Time 

Sneezy caught a cold and came to school.  As she walked in the door, she greeted the teacher  “Ahhh–choo!  Morning,” she said.  (Spray the kids)

Sneezy sat down for story time next to ______________ (a friend or sibling).  “Ahhh…ahhh–choo!” (spray a kid)

Sneezy went out for recess.  She loved to play on the swings!  The wind tickled her nose, “Ahhh…ahhh…choo!”  (spray the sneeze in an arch over everyone.)

The teacher saw Sneezy’s bright red nose on the way in from recess.  The teacher taught the class about how important it is to cover our coughs and sneezes by using a tissue or an arm to cover them.  Sneezy tried using a tissue.  (cover spray bottle nose and spray) It worked!  Sneezy felt another sneeze coming, she reached for her arm. (cover spray bottle nozzle with your arm and spray) This worked too!  Sneezy tried her best to cover her coughs and sneezes.  

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