Watch as your keiki pulls, shakes, and moves the plunger, encouraging her efforts and problem solving skills.
What You Need:
New (never used) toilet plungers
- Large container
What To Do:
- In a large container, create a thick mixture of cornstarch and water (approximately 2 parts of cornstarch to 1 part of water), making sure the bottom of the container is covered.
- Put the plunger in the container and encourage your child to explore. You can say, “Here’s a plunger in the mixture. You want to see if you can pull it out?”
- Watch as she pulls, shakes, and moves the plunger, encouraging her efforts and problem solving skills. Talk about how the mixture created a suction that may be hard to break and encourage her to share her ideas on how to pull it out.
- If needed, encourage her to keep trying to move the plunger and see if she can push the handle all the way into the mixture to break the suction.
- Talk about the sound the plunger makes in the mixture and encourage her to repeat her actions over and over.
Note: This activity is best done outdoors as it could become messy.
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