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Explore Together (indoors): Rolling Around

Challenge children to build a tube trackway and send a marble down the entire length of the trackway. Encourage children to draw or write to record their observations.

Explore Together (indoors): Voice Volume

Have children focus on exploring volume and timbre with their voices, and then create patterns of sounds for others to repeat.

Explore Together (outdoors): Animal Signs

Take children outside to explore plants and look for evidence that animals have been eating the plants.   

Explore Together (outdoors): Building Dams

Take children outdoors again to continue exploring the flow of water, this time to make dams.

Explore Together (outdoors): Building Shapes

Go outdoors and look for shapes in neighborhood houses and buildings. Have children draw shapes they find and dictate or write what part of the building the shape was found.  

Explore Together (outdoors): Changing Water Flow

Have children observe how water changes directions and slows down or speeds up as it flows down a hill.

Explore Together (outdoors): Colored Lenses

Have children explore looking at the world through colored transparent plastic sheets.

Explore Together (outdoors): Colored Light

Have children explore what happens to light cast through different transparent objects.

Explore Together (outdoors): Colors Outside

Have children explore colors in the outdoor environment.

Explore Together (outdoors): Disappearing Water

Children paint with ice cubes and trace puddles with chalk to observe the water evaporate.

Explore Together (outdoors): Down the Slide

Bring children outside and have them explore how different objects move when they are sent down the playground slide.

Explore Together (outdoors): Explore Float and Sink

Provide an assortment of objects for children to test whether they will float or sink. Have them record the results on a chart.

Explore Together (outdoors): Explore Nature

Explore nature outdoors with children.

Explore Together (outdoors): Explore Water on Surfaces

Have children explore how water behaves on different surfaces outside.  

Explore Together (outdoors): Exploring With Friends

Have children discuss being afraid of things and then explore animals that live in or around a tree.

Explore Together (outdoors): Flowers and Vegetables

Take children outside to explore flowering plants. Have them compare these plants to other plants they observed.  

Explore Together (outdoors): Free Exploration

Take children outdoors to build obstacle courses and explore how objects react when they hit an obstacle. 

Explore Together (outdoors): Free Ramp Exploration

Have children continue to explore ramps and how objects move down a ramp. Encourage children predict how an object will behave on a ramp.

Explore Together (outdoors): Grocery Store Visit

Visit a grocery store or farm stand and explore and compare fruits and vegetables.

Explore Together (outdoors): Hunt for Materials

Review materials used in building houses in the book Houses and Homes. Go outside and look at different materials used in neighborhood buildings.

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