I’ve been trying to have a morning activity ready for M when he wakes each day. If I don’t he wanders around whining “what can I dooooo???”, and at that time of day it can be a very dangerous thing to whine anywhere near Mama.
So one day this past week I set this out for him:
It’s a basic sink or float activity, and he had to guess what each object would do before he placed it in the water. He was right about 95% of the time.
Then, I told him some of the items were magnetic and that he could find them by using his little fishing pole (from our homemade ABC fishing game). He LOVED this and spent a good 25 minutes fishing things out and then putting them back in to fish out again. :)
This idea came from this post at The Wonder Years.
Next time we do this (and I’m sure we will be doing this again), we’ll do some sort of graphing activity… floats/magnetic, floats/non-magnetic, sinks/magnetic, sinks/non-magnetic… is what I’m imagining.
This time he just sorted them into a pile of magnetic things and left the non-magnetic things in the water.
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Have a beautiful day! :)