Sunday, March 29, 2015

Wind and Kite Preschool Activities

Easy Preschool Science: Testing the Wind

Weather is a theme for March at Poppins Book Nook. "The Wind Blew" by Pat Hutchins would be a great book for our Wind theme, but My Firefly clearly picked another one as her very favorite. Based on the book, we followed the yellow feather gone with the wind and experimented with other items that can be moved by the wind. You can find our previous Poppins Book Nook activities here: Thing 1 and Thing 2 Paper Plate Decorations.


Silly Dilly Duckling, or the Science of the Flying Feather.

Our favorite book of the month is "Silly Dilly Duckling" by Claire Freedman. The book has it all: chasing a yellow feather gone with the wind, cute animal characters, a friend's helping hand, and a silly spring duckling.

The concept of "the direction of the wind" is covered in the book: the wind blew up, down, and around; the feather drifted down the hill, caught on a corn stalk, and ended up in the river. We enjoyed a little "Seek and Find" yellow feather game on each page.


Preschool Science: The Wind Experiment

We had a warm sunny day with the winds around 15-25 mph.

We brought out a basket with several objects: feathers, a paper plate, a shoe, an empty plastic bottle, a stuffed toy, an umbrella.

The predictions to make: Which object can be moved by the wind? Which object can fly with the wind? Which object can fly faster?


My 3 y.o. predicted that the shoe wouldn't fly, and neither would the paper plate. Was she surprised and delighted to chase the plate - the best flying object out there. She loved playing with the umbrella in the wind and it allowed her to observe the changes in the direction and strength of the wind. We couldn't agree on the plastic bottle: it rolled and rattled for a minute, and then would stop moving - confusing?


Simple DIY Kite

Pictured below: hexagon shaped plastic, 2 light weight sticks, tape, plastic strips for the tail, rope.


This little kite was the nice size for her to control and enjoy. She was running for so long - awesome physical activity!


Weather

It's time for the Poppins Book Nook - a book club that goes live on the last Monday of each months.
You can find our previous Poppins Book Nook books and activities here: Poppins Book Nook.

The theme for this month is "Weather". Visit the hosts of Poppins Book Nook to find out what the kids were up to, their adventures and discoveries.


Kid's Meteorologist in the Making Bundle Giveaway

Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers
a chance to win a brand new storybook
or product that ties in with our theme for the month.

This month one lucky entrant will win
the Kid's Meteorologist in the Making Bundle.
The winner will enjoy two fun weather themed learning items.
Weather Tracker and
National Geographic's Kid's Everything Weather.



 


Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the PromoSimple terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom's disclosures found here {http://enchantedhomeschoolingmom.org/disclosures/}.

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