Let’s get experimenting! Our little scientists will have a chance to explore different sensory materials, discover cause and effect and study science in a simple hands-on fashion.
momstown Mississauga is full of curious little minds, so what’s better than putting those minds to work – At our monthly Little Scientists program. Hosted at Whole Foods Square One, this month our Little Scientists had an opportunity to learn about one of our senses – touch!
The activity consisted of seven paper bags – prepped in advance, each containing a single item. By putting their hands into the bag, and using only their sense of touch (no peeking!) the kids were asked to guess what they thought they were feeling.
Moms prompted them with questions like “Is it hard or soft?”, “Is it smooth or bumpy?”, and “What shape is it?” Once they thought they knew what the object was, they glued a picture of it onto their sheet. They each took the task of discovering each object through touch very seriously. Their concentration and determination were admirable.
Once everyone had a chance to go through all seven bags, Miss Kelly pulled each item out one at a time, taking the time to discuss with the kids what they felt through touch to help them determine what each item was. Some common answers were “fluffy” for the cotton balls, “bumpy” for the pine cone and “hard” for the rock. Once the little ones were done, they opted for some free play, weaving in and out of the underside of the tall tables, while our mommas were able to sit back and catch up with each other.
Remember, momstown Mississauga isn’t only for your kids, it’s for moms to connect as well! Both our kids and moms are always open to meeting new friends, so why not join us next time?
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