Basil Pumpkin Seed Pesto
Making potions is one of our favorite activities to inspire children in hands-on science activities and start to develop scientific inquiry. Here's a great selection of items for your potion table at home:
After the fun of mixing together a lot of different elements we began to break down the potion making experience into simple (and fun!) science experiments:
Which One Will Dissolve?
Mixing Oil and Water
(we transferred our test tubes to larger ones to enjoy the reactions more!)
Baking Soda and Vinegar Reaction
To further explore the chemical reaction we trapped the carbon dioxide released from the baking soda and vinegar and blew up balloons with the gas!
In art class we have been enjoying a lot of process art based activities! To learn more about Raising Creative Thinkers with Process Art check out our previous blog.
Simple Shapes to Complex Shapes
Use a straw to blow watered down tempera paint to create unique colors and shapes.
Have a lot of paint on your paper? Make a print!
Use rice with watercolors to create interesting patterns and textures.
Shaving Foam Painting!
We Love the Circus!
We made face masks of our favorite circus animals!
Circus Animal Yoga!
Juggling with Scarves!
Ms Hannah led us in some fun parachute 'circus tent' games!
Ms Hannah also taught us some hula hoop moves!
Walking the Tight Rope!
We designed our own popcorn bags and made fresh popcorn!
It's amazing how much kids love to watch popcorn popping! But maybe not as much as they love to EAT the popcorn :)
Ms Symone and Mr Noah gave us an amazing juggling and acroyoga performance for our Circus Party! Thank y'all SO MUCH!!
Even some of the parents joined in!
In the Garden
We have been planting butternuts, watermelons, sweet potatoes, and lots of sweet basil.
We spotted a Monarch Caterpillar feasting on the dill!
2 Awesome Pestos!
While we make at least a dozen different recipes here are 2 of our favorite garden pestos:
Basil Pumpkin Seed Pesto
Blend together 2 cups basil, 1/2 cup garlic olive oil, 1/2 cup sprouted pumpkin seeds, and a few shakes of Himalayan salt. Yum!
We LOVE this Roasted Garlic Olive Oil by Texas Olive Ranch we get at Wheatsville!
Parsley Walnut Pesto
Blend together 2 cups fresh parsley, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup walnuts, and several pinches celtic sea salt. Yum again!
See you next time!
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