cornstarch and water mixture moves to sound so kids can visually experience sound waves.  This lady does all sorts of experiments with her own kids at home.  Great idea.

A fun science experiment to do with kids! It's alive! One of the coolest science experiments ever!- cornstarch and water mixture moves to sound so kids can visually experience sound waves.

TUTORIAL: newspaper pots to sow seeds in and get them started.  The pots are super easy to make, free, and earth friendly.  And once your seedlings are old enough to move out on their own you just pop them into the ground -- paper pot and all. I'm doing this tomorrow!

Make starter pots out of old newspapers. Easy to make, free, and earth-friendly. Once seedlings are old enough to move outside, just pop them into the ground, paper pot and all: Lindy Cottage Hill

crayons in summer!!!this would be a cool thing to do with your kids in the hot aussie summer. so fun for them too see them melting. and how amazing does it look

Rainbow Falls

Great idea for kids playroom art: (via Anna) crayons in summer. Back yard art- fun to watch them melt <--- I wonder if it would actually get hot enough for this to work naturally?

Have-Need-Give Anchor Chart

I really like this teacher's idea of having plant week to focus on plants as living things. This website has lesson plan ideas, plant experiments, poems, and books that can be used.

Eat a whole plant activity.

"We did have a whole plant for snack -- and loved it! OK, OK, it was not exactly a whole plant -- but we did eat all of the parts! We had to sort them by plant part before we ate them. Lots of plants activities from Mrs.

Grow a Lima bean in your window. While this is not really a craft project, it will still be something fun for the kids to do. Once the bean starts growing the kids could always paint a nice pot to plant it in.

Planting and growing beans in our preschool window

May be a fun project for Haiti preschoolers? Grow a Lima bean in your window. While this is not really a craft project, it will still be something fun for the kids to do. Once the bean starts growing the kids could always paint a nice pot to plant it in.

Presidents Day

President's day in a first grade classroom. Start the lesson with a read aloud to introduce the idea of Presidents, and continue with watching a Brain Pop on George Washington. The students created a graphic organizer and a picture of him.

Catching a Rainbow Science Experiment

Rainbow science experiment (mixing colors)- need food coloring, milk, dish soap, shallow bowl

Make a patriotic windsock!

Make a patriotic windsock! Easy and cheap. Yarn/Ribbon, Star stickers or even just color them on, little strip of poster board, and streamers!

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