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Invitation to Create Fall Soup

Making pretend soup with all things fall. Pumpkins, acorns, sticks, leaves, pine cones, Liquid Water Colors, kitchen utensils, and bowls.

Inviting a child to create any type of sensory soup encourages scooping, pouring and transferring. This helps encourage exploration, of science, language, color theory, natural materials, and sensory play.

When a child is adding and stirring ingredients it fosters creativity and enables children to experiment with science and math concepts. Children begin to understand and investigate with ideas such as more/less, same/different, many/few, empty/full, before/after, greater than/less than. Children also learn physics principles such as the effects of force (increasing the waterflow through increased force); effects of gravity (water runs downhill) etc.

The social learnings from water play include collaboration, concentration, turn taking, problem solving, perseverance, self-regulation, and more. Children also gain physical learning through sensory play through water and loose parts, such as precision in pouring, eye-hand coordination, and other skills. Exploring with their senses is engaging, engrossing no and absorbing to almost all children.

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