Water In A Bag (Pencil Experiment)
You will need:
Ziploc or storage bags, sharp pencils, water, a water tray (just in case)
What to do:
Fill the bag full of water. Get your child to inspect the bag to make sure that there are no holes or leaks anywhere to be found. You can encourage them to look through the water-filled bag to see what they look like.
After the inspection, it’s time to start sticking in the sharpened pencils and not letting any of the water out. The key is to have the water bag held tightly at the top with two hands while you let your child insert the sharpened pencils straight through (no crazy/slanted angles).
Repeat the same pattern over and over again with more and more pencils. How many can they actually get in the bag before it pops?
Once they’re done adding in all the pencils and they find out that it didn’t burst, have them start to pull out the pencils one by one to see the water start to instantly gush out. (This is where the water tray comes into play.)
This is a great way to work on counting skills or to talk about their own theories as to why the pencils are actually keeping the water in the bag.
To play Bingo, you will need a set of Bingo cards and some counters such as buttons.
You can make the Bingo cards using A4 cards. Each A4 sheet should be split into four rectangles, with 9 numbers in each rectangle (ranging from 1 to 10 or to 20 or even higher — depending on your child’s number recognition ability).
You can start playing as soon as you have the cards and the counters. Start by calling out any random number and your child has to find that number on their Bingo card. They need to cover that number with a counter.
Tell your child to shout “BINGO!” as soon as they have covered all of the numbers on their card.