Monday, March 7, 2011

Shibley SmilesScience Sunday 

Mar07_CatInTheHat

On Saturday I took Anna to our community center to Cat in the Hat free event. It was very well organized with a lot of activities for kids to do. There were books (of course), coloring pages, little projects to do, face painting and Cat in the Hat himself (as always, Anna absolutely refused to stand anywhere near him). By the way, she dressed herself “to look her best”. It always means “snow leopard” leggings and purple skirt. I think she borrowed her sense of style right out of Dr Seuss’s stories. Anna had a blast with all the activities as were many other children. It’s awesome that even during our current budget crisis our library and local companies sponsored this event.

Mar07_Oobleck

When we came home, we made Oobleck. We read the book itself on March 2, Dr Seuss birthday. At first, Anna was not so sure about putting her hands into the mixture, especially  since in the story Oobleck is a pretty nasty substance. But after seeing me playing with it, she quickly became very adventurous and very messy. Oobleck is pretty amazing – something in between solid and liquid. I have never done it before and never played with it before. I admit that it was more messy than I had bargained for, and I shouldn’t have started this project in a limited time we had before coming home and having lunch. Anna was disappointed that her fun had to stop, and I think we will do it again… when the weather is warmer and she can make clothing optional.

I am linking this to Science Sunday hosted by Adventures in Mommydom and to Read Explore Learn hosted by JDaniel4’s Mom.

6 comments:

MaryAnne said...

Oobleck is definitely an outdoor activity! I love Anna's fashion sense =)

Debbie said...

I love her choice in clothing! I want to try Oobleck, but it will definitely wait until summer!

Ticia said...

Clothing optional or bathing suits are so necessary for some things.

My kids share her fashion sense.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

I have yet to make oobleck, but it looks like so much FUN!! Anna did a great job with her hat. Looks like a really fun way to celebrate Dr. Seuss! :-)

Christy said...

All three of my children had a great time when we made ooblek, we will definitely do it again. Love the outfit!

Kim said...

Crumpet wouldn't touch oobleck when we made it, but enjoyed watching me play with it! Love her leggings!