Preschool Science Tools Basket
It seems hard to remember to do Science and messy projects. I really do not know why. We have tons of supplies, kits, and mess around the house already. One would think it would be easy to just add it in. So far over the last couple of years of homeschool that has not happened.
I wanted to create a quick and simple way to introduce a Science activity to Lil’ Red while providing some great Science Tools. I made a Science Basket to help make Science simpler and to allow Lil’ Red some self-guided exploration. We are not a Montessori homeschool, but love taking bits and pieces from Montessori to incorporate into our Preschool. I have placed a magnifying glass, magnifying box, and bug jar to our starter Science Basket.
We just happened to have this cute rectangular basket laying around that large card envelopes fit into perfectly. I can quickly change the background color to help highlight what we are learning. If the envelope gets wet or dirty no big deal. Out goes the old and in with the new. (We hit up the stationary department the day after a Holiday when the cards are getting switched out. Cards are returned to manufacturer while the envelopes land in the trash!)
I have seen all sorts of ideas all over pinterest and other blogs. I am not taking this idea from anyone specific but will be sure to share when I do get inspiration directly from other moms.