Because we’ve been talking so much about living/nonliving things, I wanted to see where the kids were in their understanding, so I set up 6 stations around the room (3 living/3 nonliving) and the kids had a chart to check out each of the items and answer a few questions in their science notebooks:
These are 5 of the items I had out. The 6th one was my assistant. She sat at one of the tables and the kids had to figure out if she was breathing, moving, and if she would stop living one day, and then if she were living or nonliving.
The red worm…getting comfortable and all stretched out!
These great dishes and bowls are from the kids section at IKEA. They are so handy and I use them all the time to hold different materials. The cups that match this set are great too–an awesome size for storing crayons and sorting them by color.