Squishy Bag - A tactile/multisensory approach to pre-writing and writing skills. Things you need - Gallon size Ziploc bag, glitter (optional), food coloring, hair gel (dollar store) I like this better than paint.
Creation Fish lesson: Fill zip lock bags with hair gel from dollar store and add food coloring--blue if you want to make an aquarium. Squish the bags, add plastic, rubber, or foam fish, etc. Tape the bags and hang on window.
To make these really cool sensory bags, all you need is some hair gel, baggies, and food color. I purchased hair gel from the Dollar Store and used food color that comes in tubes to make the bright colors…
Leave of Mountain Dew in bottle, add a tiny bit of baking soda and 3 caps of peroxide. Put the lid on and shake - walla homemade glow stick (bottle) solution. What a fun summer thing to do with the boys!
I do this every year in my classroom. On a tray, place a pile of BAKING SODA Mix vinegar + a few drops of food coloring in a cup. Give the kids an eyedropper. Have them fill it with vinegar, squeeze onto the baking soda and watch mini volcanoes erupt!
Sensory mats - "Goo bags - recipe for goo. I've had it suggested to use an entire bottle of dollar store hair gel, but this is probably just as inexpensive, and you can make whatever VIBRANT colours you want." Letter writing with fingers or Q-tips.
Fill balloons with water and add food coloring, once frozen cut the balloons off and they look like giant marbles. fengshit: Fill balloons with water and add food coloring, once frozen cut the balloons off and they look like giant marbles.
Colorful Fizzy Fun: Pinner says "This kept my 2 year busy for an entire hour and my 4 year old busy for 2 hours! Drop vinegar tinted with food coloring onto a pan filled with baking soda. Sheer minutes of colorful fizzy fun!
Painting with Watercolors, Glue and Salt. This will be a fun project this summer, just paint the canvas with watercolors. add some kosher sea salt (coarse is better than fine salt) and some glue splotches!
Blobs in a Bottle (The World's Easiest Lava Lamp) by sciencebob: Here is all you need: A clean 1 liter clear soda bottle cup of water Vegetable Oil Fizzing tablets (such as Alka Seltzer) Food coloring Kid's Science!