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Windy Magic Fun


Windy Magic Fun

[15 Minutes]

Introduce your child to a straw, and together you can conduct experiments with wind and air!

You'll need:

• straw • cotton ball • scrap of paper

What to do:

  1. Give your child a straw, cotton ball and a small piece of paper.
  2. Invite him to experiment with these items to answer the following questions:
    "Can you feel air?" (Show him how to blow through a straw against his hand.)
    "Can you make a cotton ball move without touching it?" (Show him how to blow on it through a straw.)
    "Can you pick up a square of paper?" (Place the end of the straw on the paper and show him how to suck on the other end.)
  3. Teach your child these phrases when using a straw: "suck air in" and "blow air out."

Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.

  • When you blow on your hand, does it feel like the wind? Does it feel cold? Hot? Does it feel good?
  • Let's go outside and see if anything is blowing in the wind.

Useful information:

While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop eye/hand coordination and concepts related to science.

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