August 18, 2009

special soup

how to make special soup
special soupspecial soup
sugar or salt
green split peas
stick of coloured chalk
variety of flower, leaves and sticks
anything else that seems suitable
  1. pour water into bowl
  2. mix in a spoonful of sugar or salt, stir to see the crystals dissolve
  3. mix in some flour, sand, split peas. Notice which things sink and what happens to the colour of the water.
  4. grind up a stick of chalk in the mortar and pestle. Add to the soup to give a nice colour.
  5. Collect and add flowers, leaves and sticks to make the soup visually interesting and nice smelling.
  6. spoon into small bowls ready to serve to garden fairies.
Benefits for your child
  • develops fine motor skills through pouring, spooning and grinding
  • demonstrates concepts of floating and sinking
  • demonstrates that different substances behave differently when mixed with water


Paula said...

such a brilliant idea to teach

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

oh yes! I LOVE this! Brilliant creativity.

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Oh - I am signed in with my other google account. This is Megan from Simple Kids, by the way. :)

A Vecchioni said...

Wow! This is a super activity. The fun factor along with its simplicity puts this at the top of the charts in my opinion. Plus, it makes a great fidget-and-see introduction to the physical sciences. Great job!