The only time we seem to receive post is on our birthday and we are so excited to open our cards to see who they are from and read what they have to say. Wouldn't it be nice to have this feeling of excitement of opening some post throughout the year! Or better still, to have someone excited to receive post from you!
I have always enjoyed writing letters to my family and friends, I think it is a great way to tell them what I’ve been doing. I know they love to read them too because they write back to me and tell me all of their news!
Have you ever written letters to any of your family? Or maybe to friends who may not live near you?
If not, and you would like to start, just follow the steps below!
What to write in a letter!
When is comes to writing letters you can write them in a traditional style as you see below or you can use your own style of how you would like to write to your family and friends!
You can tell your family or friends maybe some things you have done since they last saw you and if you aren’t ready to write letters, you can draw some pictures! Drawings are great fun to receive!
After you have written your letter and shared all of your news it is time to take care of the envelope! Don't worry, if you are not able to write just yet, you can ask for some help or draw a nice picture.
If someone lives near you, you don't have to do step 3, by adding a stamp to post it, you can always hand deliver it too which is just as fun to do!
I hope that you enjoy writing letters as much as I do and I would love to hear how you are getting on!
This is a great fun experiment for your little ones (and you!) to enjoy and chances are you will have the ingredients on hand in your kitchen cupboard!
What you will need
Step by step guide
1. Fill your tray / container with the baking soda
2. In your ice-cube tray / containers add some vinegar and some food colouring
3. With the syringe or similar, suck up some of one of the vinegar / coloring mix
4. Squirt the mix from your syringe or similar onto the baking soda mix and watch the reaction!
As you can see from the video above our children had great fun doing this experiment with Darcy and I think it is one that they will be happy to do again and again!
Here's the Science bit!
As the vinegar mixes with the baking soda the bubbles and foam that form are filled with carbon dioxide gas known as CO2. This happens as there is an acid/base reaction, The vinegar being the acid and the baking soda being the base.
At the beginning, when they react they make carbonic acid which is unstable but very quickly it breaks down to make CO2 and water.
Darcy loves to try and reuse and recycle things as best he can and recently he made seed trays from some empty milk cartons.
What you need
- Empty milk carton
- Seeds / Seedlings
- Stones / turf or similar
Step by Step
- Get your carton
- With an adults help, cut a side of the carton off
- Get your stones, turf or similar and put a layer at the bottom of the carton
- Get some compost and place it into the carton
- Get your seeds or seedlings and place them in the soil giving them room to grow
- Add some more soil to "tuck" them in
- Write out your labels and place them next to your seeds / seedlings
- Water your seeds / seedlings
- Place them in the light and watch them grow
Below is a video of Darcy showing you each of the steps