Today, we visited Brazil! Since Brazil was home to the last world cup and soccer is popular sport there, we started the morning playing soccer.
Then, we came inside, found South America and Brazil on the globe, and looked at pictures. We also read 'Welcome to the Green House' about the rain forests of Brazil. The children enjoyed singing a song to the tune of 'The Wheels on the Bus,' but instead goes like this:
The parrots of the rain forest go squawk, squawk, squawk...
The frogs of the rain forest go ribbit, ribbit, ribbit...
The pythons of the rain forest go ssssss, sssss, sssss...
For our snack, we went on a scavenger hunt to find popcorn, coconut, raisins, golden raisins, and banana chips to make 'Rainforest Trail Mix'
For our art projects, we made parrots out of paper bags and maracas out of paper plates. The children loved making music with the maracas!
Our science experiment was making 'Rainbow Milk.' We put a layer of whole milk in a dish, then dropped in food coloring. Using a q-tip dipped in dish soap, we swirled the colors together. The fat molecules of the milk interact with the soap and make a cool firework effect.
We finished up with playtime in the garden, sprinklers, shaving cream, water soccer, and the rest of the food coloring! A great time was had by all, and we are looking forward to visiting Japan tomorrow!
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