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Potion Making

Children discuss what they think each mystery ingredient is by using their senses to figure it out.

A child mixes soap into cornstarch and says, “Its hard to mix.”

A friend offers to help mix the thick mixture.

A child carefully tilts the blue water to pour it into the salt.

A child clenches her teeth and uses all her muscles to squeeze a particularly tough bottle of vinegar.

Children practice fine motor functions like pouring, squeezing and snapping caps.

A child selects her next mystery ingredient to add to her potion.

Children practice using new tools and learning new words like “pipette.”

One of the finishes potions.

Squeezing water from a bottle.

Twisting caps to open them.

Shaking glitter into the potion as a final touch,

Photos and curriculum by Natalie Stroud

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