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For our science lesson today, we will be seeing if things float or sink.
Fill the tub with water.  Now ask your children to bring you some toys (5 toys each).

Step One: Put them into two piles:  “I think these will float.” & “I think these will sink”

Step Two: Predictions: Will they sink or float?

Step Three: Test your theories.
Drop them in, one at a time, and see what happens.

Math: make a graph of the things that float vs. sink and see which is higher.   See which one has more when you have tested all of the toys.

graphSee more about this one here at NotJustCute

Art: Make an octopus.   Here are the directions:
Take a paper plate and have your child make an octopus face on it.
Now take another sheet of paper, cut out 8 strips, and use these for the legs.
Glue, staple or tape them on (well, have your child do it).
AGAIN- REMEMBER THAT IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT!  DO NOT DO IT FOR THEM!  Part of the lesson is using their fine motor skills to cut and glue.

One, two, three, four, five –
Once I caught a fish alive.
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten –
Then I let it go again.
Why did I let it go?
Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite?
The little finger on the right

I hope you enjoyed that!  Easy, quick, fun lessons that your child will love (& learn a lot from it!)

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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