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February 13, 2019

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You all know I love myself an afternoon science play activity for the kids but have you ever wondered what goes on behind those perfectly curated (or not so in my case) Instagram videos. Here’s a look behind the scenes of me setting up this activity. It will give you a taste of how much that can go into it.

Key vocabulary to use while playing.

💫 Blur

💫 Focal Point

💫 Shadow

💫 Projection

Here is what you’ll need!

  • Torch
  • Sticky tape
  • Object stencils to go over light source
  • Imagination
  • Conversation

Increasing Inquiry Skills

I chose this activity because the kids were showing a lot of interest in exploring our torch. Plus it just so happened that in Instagram land, one of the themes going around was #lightplay. So Booh yah! Double winner.

If you want to check out the final creation, you can head over to Instagram at

@happy_explorers

You’ll notice that on the IG version I make just 3 of the best covers (because I learned what worked best) and simplified the whole experience so you guys can recreate. I also add the vocabulary that relates to this play idea to help grow your little one’s literacy skills.

I’ll be sending the PDF out on Monday in my weekly email. You can join by following the links at

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Another amazing title – afternoon play set up

Every afternoon, well almost every, I set up a play activity for my kids to do when they come home. And they LOVE it and run to the table to check it out when they see it there. I also love the afternoon set ups because I get to talk with them while they explore and I also get to make dinner at the same time. Woop Woop, that’s without little people running around my feet while I’m cooking.

This is a Dilution wordplay activity and its crazy easy to get organised and to set up. Get the kids involved in collecting the materials and then ask them to draw on some paper towel with coloured markers. Pop that into a container and slowly transfer water on the paper and watch dilution happen… just like magic.

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