The first one we did was a Skittles Science Experiment. I got the idea here. The girls lined Skittles candies around a foam plate in whatever pattern they wanted (of course, they sampled a few as they worked!)
Pour warm water carefully in the center until it touches all of the candies and then sit back and watch the magic!
Because it was an experiment, I asked the girls what they "thought would happen" before we poured the water. They both got it right!
Next up, we made Oobleck! This one was really popular with the girls -- they both just love mixing things up. This activity took quite a while because they kept mixing and adding and mixing and adding. The question was "is this a liquid, or is this a solid?" It can be both!
Joss colored her Oobleck yellow, because she's in a super serious "Beauty and the Beast" period right now - yellow is her favorite color. KT made her's blue.
Grumpy helped open the packages of corn starch (he was trying to keep things neat, but that didn't last long! ha!) When you touch it in the bowl, the Oobleck is hard, but when you pick it up, it runs through your hands like a liquid. This was a really messy activity that they just loved. Good thing we were able to do this outside on the pavilion!
The final experiment we did in the morning was blowing up a balloon without breathing into it! This one was mind-bending!
You only need is baking soda and vinegar, and empty water bottle and a balloon (and adult supervision, of course.) Great fun!
Time for swim! We all made it to the pool and the girls had a blast. We always finish off our swim time with Popsicles, it's a must.
We had a great first day of camp. Thursday we're going to the San Antonio Doseum!