Children discuss what they think each mystery ingredient is by using their senses to figure it out.
A child mixes soap into cornstarch and says, “Its hard to mix.”
A friend offers to help mix the thick mixture.
A child carefully tilts the blue water to pour it into the salt.
A child clenches her teeth and uses all her muscles to squeeze a particularly tough bottle of vinegar.
Children practice fine motor functions like pouring, squeezing and snapping caps.
A child selects her next mystery ingredient to add to her potion.
Children practice using new tools and learning new words like “pipette.”
One of the finishes potions.
Squeezing water from a bottle.
Twisting caps to open them.
Photos and curriculum by Natalie Stroud