So this week has been our down week before Ms. Tessie goes on vacation! I find that even when children do not know something is going to be different they can sense it. So, right now we are taking a break from our normal schedule so that they are not overwhelmed with all the new that will happen on the first day of school.
I had a fab friend post a picture of what happens with an egg is cracked underwater. Which led to me having a light bulb moment. LET'S CRACK EGGS!!! The children were excited. I means whats not to like about a bowl full of water over the carpet with a raw egg. Why wouldn't that be a thing to excite 2-5 year olds? Well, I'll be honest, I was very excited.
It was very easy actually. We took a tub of water and cracked a raw egg under water with a butter knife. Then we actually made it a super huge thing by studying the yolk and touching it, talking about what was holding it together and then.......it busted :(. Which meant I was able to use my awesome toddler microscope called Zoomy and have the kids look at it under the water. First I had them each hold the microscope and look at their skin and we played with the Zoomy. After that we looked at the water/yolk and drew a picture of what we saw.
It was easy took up a good 40 minutes and the children had fun. My class motto is LEARNING IS MESSY! So the children are so excited and love that they are able to learn and make a mess. I am just glad that I am able to be the one that brings the messy learning to them :) Enjoy the pictures!!