Potion Making!

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I don’t know why I’ve called this post potion making. The little ones haven’t got a clue what potion making is! I suppose it because that’s what it was last time I did it with older children. This time with the younger children, it was more of a mixing, squeezing, stirring, combining activity, with no determined outcome other than to add, mix and observe the effects ūüôā

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 I added whatever I could find in the cupboard to the table; yellow split peas, split peas, hair gel, oats, pasta, toothpaste, herbs and spices, flour etc.

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 I also provided lots of bowls and spoons for mixing and let the children explore.

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Getting the hang of shaking the herbs and spices!

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Squeezing, toothpaste is always really popular during this activity.

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Mixing

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 Combining

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 I added baking tins and cake cases to the table and the children set to work filling them.

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 I showed them how they could add water to make their mixture a bit easier to stir.

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 Infact the water containers proved to be particularly popular!

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 The children filled the different containers, working on their turn-taking skills.

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The children couldn’t quite work the tap so I had to leave it running.¬† I turned it right down so we didn’t waste too much water, but it did mean the children had to wait patiently for their containers to fill.

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 Handwashing also proved to be popular.

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 So much so the children deliberately dipped their hands in the shaving foam so they could wash them!

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Exploration fully underway!

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The older children also enjoyed this activity after school…

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 these are some of their creations.

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