Thursday, 15 March 2012
This is such a brilliantly simple toddler and pre-schooler activity from my lovely friend Emily. The idea is for kids to mix their own potions. It's a banker for rainy days, and keeps Herbie entertained on his own for a good half hour at least.
Kids love it as it has all their favourite ingredients: mess, texture, water and bright colours. All you need to give it a go are some old jam jars, food colouring and any dried lentils or beans that you can spare. Introduce them to the idea of mixing colours into a spare pot and then leave them to explore on their own. It's also great as a follow on from yesterday's 'Rainbow Toast' post. Re-use your coloured milk by introducing it as a game of potions.