29 July 2012

July View (Nozy's Nature Pictures)


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Scenic Sunday

Scooby Doo water play



Yesterday I posted about Scooby Doo sand play and another of Sunnyboy's favourite garden activities this summer is Scooby Doo water play.



















Scooby Doo sand play

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28 July 2012

Scooby Doo sand play



At the end of June we made a mini sandpit and after my last post it soon became a Scooby Doo sandpit. We buried some clues for Scooby and the Mystery Inc. gang to find.



Sunnyboy then asked if we could make an underwater Scooby Doo mystery in the sandpit and gave me instructions on how to set it up ready for him to play with the next morning. I included more clues,



a box of missing jewels,



seaweed,



and covered the sandpit with sheer blue fabric for the water, as instructed by Sunnyboy.



As a finishing touch I made some mini burgers for Scooby and Shaggy.





Since then we've set up more Scooby Doo mysteries in our sandpit and currently it's an Egyptian mystery. We replaced the washing up bowl with a jam pan so we could use the washing up bowl for Scooby Doo water play.









Scooby Doo water play

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25 July 2012

Science experiments with plastic bottles (discovery bottle, lava lamp, magnet bottle, blowing up a balloon and plastic bottle links)





This summer we having been enjoying lots of science play in our garden. Here our some of our recent science experiments with plastic bottles.

DISCOVERY BOTTLE

We made a discovery bottle using a large plastic bottle, water, vegetable oil, glitter and sequins.










Later we added coloured glass stones (which make a nice sound when the bottle is shaken),



and some red food colouring.



MINI LAVA LAMP

We used a small plastic bottle to make a simple mini lava lamp. We filled the bottle three quarters full with vegetable oil and then filled the rest with a mixture of water and blue food colouring. This works best giving the bottle a good shake.









PIPE CLEANER MAGNET BOTTLE

We cut pipe cleaners into small pieces and put them in a plastic bottle, then used a magnet to move them about inside the bottle.



BLOWING UP A BALLOON

We used a plastic bottle, vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to blow up a balloon. This was inspired by Little Homeschool Blessings who posted instructions at Balloon Experiments and linked up at the Summer Carnival. I knew Sunnyboy would love this experiment!









5 plastic bottle links from the Summer Carnival:

Little Homeschool Blessings shared instructions for blowing up a balloon with a plastic bottle in Balloon Experiments.
Mama of Many Blessings made wonderful Ocean in a Bottle discovery bottles as part of an Ocean/Beach Unit.
Zing Zing Tree used a plastic bottle as the storage core for a fabulous giant Paper Mache Volcano.
All Things Beautiful used buckets, cups and plastic bottles for a fun Water Bottle Relay.
We-Made-That.com painted inside plastic bottles to make a great set of toddler Color Matching Bottles.



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