Today we learned about opposites during Storytime! Everyone did a wonderful job sharing their opposites 😊
Here are some more ideas for exploring opposites around your home!
Explore “a little/a lot” during lunch and snack time
Cut the food items you serve to your group into tiny pieces. Just for laughs, deposit only a few pieces on each child’s plate. For example, you may offer only two tiny apple pieces. Wait for children to react and tell them you have given them “a little” or “very few”. Next, offer several pieces of the food you are serving and tell them they now have “a lot” in their plate. Variation: Replace solid foods with a liquid such as juice, water, or milk. Pour “a little” in each child’s glass and then pour “a lot” in each child’s glass.
Loud and Quiet Sound Bottles
Use empty plastic bottles to create a sound game. Each bottle must produce a different type of sound when children shake it. Some bottles should produce loud sounds while other bottles should produce quiet sounds. For example, one bottle could contain rice while another bottle could contain dried peas. A few additional suggestions: tiny bells, tiny rocks used in aquariums, and dry pasta. Use items that will barely produce a sound such as couscous, water, and pompoms to create “quiet” bottles. Seal the cap on each bottle using hot glue and let children shake them to explore different sounds. Use the words “loud” and “quiet” during their exploration.
On and off
Get out a couple flashlights and then dim the lights in your home. Have fun turning the flashlights “on” and “off”. You can also talk about the difference between “dark” and “well-lit.”
What child doesn’t love looking in the mirror? Have fun with them while showing them silly/serious, and happy/sad.
Sink or float
Fill a large container with lukewarm water. Gather several different objects, some that are light and others that are heavy. Show them how certain objects float and others sink.
We also talked about the letter “V” today. A scavenger hunt looking for things that begin with “V” is a great way to explore the alphabet and get in some movement too! What things did you find that start with “V”?