Thursday, October 3, 2013

Vibrant Letter V (Alphabet ~ Single Stem Post)



Vibrant V week was tons of fun! We did some vinegar experiments, blew up some volcanoes and had fun with vegetables. It was a very science-based letter so that made my day (wait, who is this for? Oh yeah the boys loved it too)!

 For the rest of the Alphabet, go HERE!

Enjoy this
Vibrant V for
(Seedlings ~ preschool age)...


What we did for the Vibrant Letter V?...
Alphabet Wall:
*Veggie Prints ~
We dipped/painted different vegetables and stamped them on paper. Some of the veggies we used were carrots, cucumber, corn, celery, lettuce, cabbage, beets, potatoes, mushrooms and green peppers.

Books:
*Read Vera Viper’s Valentine (Alpha Tales book) and The VW Book (Bob Book Pre-Reader)

*Read some Vegetable books
~ The Ugly Vegetables  by Grace Lin,  The Vegetables We Eat  by Gail Gibbons, No More Vegetables  by Nicole Rubel

*Read several Volcano books ~ we discovered that books about volcanoes say just about the same thing and have beautiful pics so just get a few to check out the cool pictures.

Art/Crafts:
*Veggie Prints ~ see above. This can just be prints on a page or you can try to make a scene. Roly Poly is obsessed with ocean scenes so that is what he did. Firefly just covered his whole page!  
 

*Veggie People ~ Cut up different vegetables and use them to make people. We also had toothpicks, berries and cheese to help create our veggie dudes! 

Activities:
*Vinegar and Egg Experiments ~ We have seen this in several places but have never tried it until now. We put a hardboiled egg in one cup and an uncooked egg in another. We poured vinegar in to cover the egg. We then let the egg sit over night and checked it out in the morning. It is very cool! You have to try it!

*Volcano Eruption ~ This is just the classic baking soda in the bottom and add vinegar for an eruption! We added red food color to our vinegar and some dishwashing soap for some bubbles. We made three types of volcanoes – play-dough, wet sand, wet soil. They were all pretty cool and the boys couldn’t get enough of it!



*Vinegar/Baking Soda Balloon Blow-up ~ This uses the same ingredients of baking soda and vinegar to make a balloon blow up. This is also a must do! Just put some baking soda in a balloon (we used a funnel). Then put some vinegar in the bottom of a plastic water bottle (we used a funnel again). Roly Poly put dishwashing liquid in with his vinegar and it took longer to blow up but when it did it was really cool! Carefully attach the balloon to the top of the water bottle without dropping any baking soda in. Then when you are ready, hold the balloon up to let the baking soda drop into the bottle and watch the balloon fill up.
 

Letter Formation:
*V with sidewalk chalk  

*V with hands together and vegetables
(you can also make a peace sign)
 

Music and Movement:
*Vibration ~ The boys played the drums and rain stick and we discussed vibration. They just kinda got it - I think we need something with bigger vibration.
 
Snack:

*Vegetables and V8 ~ Turns out Firefly likes V8! I wouldn’t have guessed it.

More ideas…
Volleyball
More fun with vinegar

Please BRAINSTORM your ideas/suggestions in the COMMENTS below for the Vibrant V!
Happy Teaching!
~Sara
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