Today we had lots of fun making a BIG mess with rice and pulses! We started with four containers. One container of rice. One container of chickpeas. One container of barley and one container of soup mix. We also had various kitchen utensils, a funnel, cups and a water wheel.
It didn't take long for the kids to get stuck in to it! Esme started off with the kitchen utensils in the containers: stirring, mixing, scooping.
But the water wheel was the favourite of the day! The kids enjoyed experimenting with how things moved through it. Rice and chick peas needed a bit of a push to get through but barley and the soup mix went straight through. Jacob even experimented with putting the funnel at the top of the water wheel (it didn't really help anything move through any better ;))
Getting in to a BIG mess!! This is not an activity that should be conducted if you don't intend to vacumn afterwards. Esme started throwing everything around in the end so we had rice and pulses absolutely everywhere! It did however keep them entertained for ages so I can't really complain!
Luckily, Jacob happily used the vacumn to clean up after himself!
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