Thursday, April 19, 2012

Fire Magic!

Today was a combo of Mad Science Sunday (yes, I am mentally stable & realize it is not Sunday ;) and a sensory tub. It was all about FIRE. We started by watching a video on youtube about fire fighters and how they put away the fire. Then, Sarah got dressed in her costume (she got it on her birthday). Here:


Then, we went into the kitchen to do our science experiments. Yes, Sarah was scared to touch the fire, I told you before she is very cautious by nature so basically I'm the one who did everything while she was watching except putting away the fire with water, she did this one. By the way, I loved the snipping tool that enables me to take whatever image shot I want from a video, now I can actually focus on whatever shot I want, I just pause and cut and it captures whatever crazy position it is like these for instance:

Spraying a lighted candle with a deodorant spray.
She tried doing it but it was difficult for her.

Now, to our experiments. You need:
  • 3 candles (one very small)
  • Water
  • Glass cover
  • play dough to hold the candles. 

Yes, fire needs air to keep burning.

heat and fuel.

In this one, we just added salt to the fire to watch the changes of color :)

Then, I showed Sarah some safety basics like to:



and roll!

or call 911 ;)

Finally, both girls played with the fire-themed sensory tub. It contained:
  • red rice & sand
  • a fire truck with a ladder
  • an ambulance
  • a fire helicopter
  • firemen
  • letters "F"
  • an axe
  • fire extinguisher
  • safety cones

We'll continue on that them (fire safety) one more day.
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed.


  1. You AMAZE me Sherine. I'm sending Adrian to you instead of preschool! :P

    You are so fun! Adrian would have been scared of the fire too. He doesn't like anything hot! But Sarah looks like she was very brave! What great experiments!!!

    1. I would love to have Adrian but I know you are doing a great job on your own, Liz ;) Thank you <3

  2. You are awesome as usual! And yeah you should come to WI so both Kaylan and Adrian can have you as a teacher!!

    1. Thank you so much Sarah, I want to come WI and visit you guys :(

  3. Great science lessons. I'm pinning it for my 3 y.o. who is fascinated with fire.

    1. Thank you Miss Courtney. Isn't it great that he is fascinated with fire? My new motto nowadays is to follow Sarah's interests whatever they are and show her a safe way to do them EXCEPT with electricity. Any other injuries would be small because I'm always close enough to catch them except electricity. However, it is her dad's job, he knows everything about electricity.

  4. Awesome idea! You have done such a great job incorporating different ideas into your lesson!

  5. Great fire safety lesson with many different visual and hands on learning activities! Thanks for linking up to my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop this week.

    1. Thank you Enchanted Homeschooling Mom for stopping by and allowing us the opportunity to link up :)

  6. These are great ideas! I love how you incorporated fire safety too! My kids love all things related to fire lately! Thanks for sharing at Teach Me Tuesday!

    1. Thank you Carla and thank you for giving us the opportunity to link up :)


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