Week 5

Art Projects

DIY SIDEWALK FOAM PAINT

Courtesy of The Tip Toe Fairy


Supplies:

I like to put it in squirt bottles for sidewalk painting so it’s a little easier to control, but you can keep it in sandwich-sized zipper bags and still paint just fine. You can also put it in small cups or bowls so the kids can paint with it on paper, too.

Directions:

1. In a gallon-size plastic zipper bag add 1 cup of flour.


2. Pour both bottles of washable school glue on top of the flour. Make sure it’s washable for easy clean up!


3. Spray about 4-5 cups of shaving foam into the bag. At first I attempted to measure it in a measuring cup, but it was ridiculous trying to get it out of the measuring cup. So, after the first cup, I just eyeballed it.


4. Close the bag and knead it for a few minutes until everything is totally mixed.


5. Snip one corner of the big bag and squirt into sandwich-sized plastic zipper bags to divide it up per color. I went with four neon food coloring bottles, so I divided it up into 4 smaller bags. One each of blue, purple, pink, and green.


6. Add 10 drops of one food coloring to each bag.

7. Knead each smaller bag until color is throughout all the bag.


8. Snip off the edge and squirt it into plastic squirt bottles. Or you can be frugal and just paint with the zipper bags. If you keep it in the bags, just snip off a tiny corner, so it doens’t come out too heavy.









EXPLODING BAGGIES

Courtesy of KidsActivites.Com

What you need:

  • Plastic Bags

  • Clothespins

  • Food Coloring

  • 1/3 cup Vinegar (for each bag)

  • 2 Tbsp Baking Soda (for each bag)

Directions

  1. Pour the vinegar into a baggie and add food coloring to it.

  2. Twist the baggie just above the liquid and secure with a clothespin, leaving a space at the top.

  3. Add the baking soda to the empty space and seal the bag.

  4. When you’re ready for the fun, remove the clothespin and allow the baking soda to fall into the vinegar. Watch as the bags fill with gas and explode in a fizzing mess!






Reading Challenge


Read a book with an animal as a character




Reading Activity


Read a book out loud to someone else



STEAM PROJECT

Make a Lemon Volcano


Materials Needed:

  • Pan or tray

  • Lemons

  • Cutting knife

  • Butter knife

  • Spoon

  • Measuring cup

  • Baking soda

  • Food coloring


Directions:

  1. Have an adult cut the top and bottom off the lemon so it stands upright.

  2. Use a butter knife and spoon to break up/partially scoop out the inside of the lemon.

  3. Add a few drops of food coloring to the inside of the lemon.

  4. Pour some baking soda on top of the lemon.

  5. Use the butter knife to mix the baking soda with the inside of the lemon.

  6. Keep mixing with the knife periodically, and adding more baking soda, until the reaction stops.

Cleanup

The foam is safe to rinse down the drain. You can throw the lemons in the trash or compost.

What Happened?

When you added the baking soda, it started to fizzle and foam a little bit. When you mixed the baking soda into the lemon with a knife, it should have started foaming a lot more, bubbling up and over the sides of the lemon. Eventually the reaction slowed down and stopped. See the Digging Deeper section to learn about the chemical reaction that creates the foam!


Scavenger Hunt


Backyard Scavenger Hunt.pdf

Puzzle

Sentence Code-converted.pdf