Amazing Air: Suction/Blowing Activities

Day 3 Blow out, suck in (5) cropAlong the theme of air we did some activities that involved examining the power of suction & gusts of air.   We started by feeling the different way it felt to breath in and out on our own hand.   We then used a cup to practice sucking & blowing with a straw.   Then we used  our breath  and the  straw to blow make things such as balloons and bits of tissue paper move without touching them.

We tried to pick the same objects up by using suction through the straw.   (This was very tricky for my 2.5 year old).   We then used the vacuum to do similar activities (picking up balls and using the air out-put to levitate balloon).     Things that were too  heavy for our straws were able to be moved by the vacuum.
Day 3 Blow out, suck in (10) crop
Best of all we used air in a balloon to move  a toy  car.   After taping a piece of straw into a balloon we attached it to the top of   a small car (with tape).   We then inflated the balloon and watched as the air escaping the balloon make the car move across the floor.

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5 Comments

  1. This is fantastic! I tried this with my usually restless nephews here at our yoga retreat in Spainand they loved it. It works and literally gets them puffed out and ready for a good nights sleep. Priceless.

  2. Just what you need on a rainy day to keep your kids entertained. We tried something similar to this when the kids seen the maltesers advert where they try and keep it up from their mouth. Will be trying these next time we have a spash of bad weather which will be soon 😉 thanks for the tips

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