Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sensory jars in preschool

We have been working a lot on fall and its characteristics lately. The final step of our project was to make fall sensory jars. Each group prepared a jar containing some of the elements we had collected during our walk in the school woods. First, we filled the jars with water. Then, we added 1 cup of vegetable oil and 10 drops of food coloring (yellow, red, blue and green, which are the 4 colors of our groups in class). We were mesmerized by the beautiful lines and shapes that the food coloring made in the water. Finally, we added leaves, pinecones, mushrooms or pine needles. We were very proud of the result and several students even said: "c'est magnifique !"