One thing that is always a hit in our household is a magic potion! There is something that kids find so special about mixing and pouring ingredients and getting the surprise of a fun chemical reaction. You can make a potion activity for almost every theme imaginable. We've done love potions for Valentines, spooky witch potions for Halloween and edible lemonade potions. For Flower Week of our free U Ready Kids Camp we knew we needed to add a flower potions stem activity!
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MATERIALS FOR FLOWER POTIONS
- Sensory table or large plastic bin
- Flowers and leaves
- Jars, bottles, medicine droppers, funnels etc.
- [Optional] Food coloring, glitter, mortar and pestle, ice, baking soda, vinegar, tea bag
WAYS TO PLAY WITH FLOWER POTIONS
- Have a scavenger hunt to collect flowers and leaves
- Pour and scoop
- Add ice cubes for added sensory component
- Experiment with chemical reactions of baking soda and vinegar
- Smash or grind flower petals and leaves with mortar and pestle to add to potions
- Engage in a sensory experience by using edible and/or scented flowers and herbs
- Observe color mixing with food coloring or tea bags
- Fine motor practice by cutting and tearing leaves and petals to add to potions
- Add leaf confetti from FLOWER FINE MOTOR activity
- Incorporate measurement and volume by using measuring cups and spoons
- Keep baking soda in a salt shaker and vinegar in a squirt bottle.
- Use leftover baking soda and vinegar potions to kill weeds in the garden!
DID YOU TRY IT?
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