Drain Pipe Slide

There is just something great about this activity. It never gets old! Children simply love washing objects down a tube. We have a full drain pipe and a half pipe.

Washing people down the shoot is great fun but also improves co-ordination, links cause and effect and involves gravity and friction.

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So what have we washed down our water spout? Spiders (of course), ice cubes, wooden beads, cut drinking straws, play people, chop tinsel, rubber ducks, boats, sea creatures and plastic fruit and veg…so far!
If you’ve not got one I recommend a trip to your local DIY shop. We got our half pipe for around a fiver!

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Simple Zip Wire Toy- STEM For Toddlers

A bit of Engineering and Science to get them thinking!

We made a very simple zip wire for our toys to travel down. All you need is string and a couple of coat hangers!

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We hashed together this nice wheel to glide down our wire out of bits and bobs!

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Home Made Hot Air Balloon- Toddler STEM Activity

Early Years Science and Engineering!

This week we observed hot air rising! The thinest bin bag I could find and a hair dryer. I used a cardboard tube to deliver the hot air to stop the bag melting to the hair dryer. We also used a bit of tape to make the opening to the bag smaller. Hey presto!

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