Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Making Letters Fizz!

Yesterday we began working on an exciting activity involving letters, ice, and fizz! Our mission was to create letters that would fizz and melt when we wanted them to. To begin our project we talked about all the letters in the alphabet. We talked about letter shapes, letter sounds, words that start with certain letters, and how there are 26 of them in our alphabet. Then we used some of our courting skills to measure out our mixture. We helped Mrs. Burns count out  three cups of baking soda, one cup of water, and one package of jell-o! We took turns using our strong hands to mix it all together. Once that was complete we used our fine motor control to fill the letter trays.

The trays are complete! Time to pop them in the freezer and wait until tomorrow!

Day 2

They turned out great! They even smell great!


Now it's time for some fun! After we found the first letter in our names we used our pinching fingers to work our eye droppers and dripped vinegar all over our letters! Since the letters are made of baking soda they fizzed and melted immediately!

This activity strengthened fine motor control, sensory awareness, letter identification, letter sounds, counting, and problem solving skills.

3 cups of baking soda
1 cup of water
1 package of Jell-O
Yields 4.5 Letter trays
Freeze for at least 2 hours
Sprinkle vinegar to make letters fizz
**Although this is all natural and non-toxic it is not recommended that ice letters be ingested**

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