My Witches Brew
With Halloween around the corner this week we are going to make witches brew! Kids brewing witches' potions is a magical concoction of creative play where they whip up spellbinding elixirs using everyday items like glitter, water, and leaves. It's a spellbinding gateway to spark their imaginations and explore teamwork, all while making a dash of enchantment part of their everyday adventures.
What do you do?
- Collect items you want to add to your potion. Fun items to add are grass, twigs, leaves, dirt, rocks/pebbles, sand, shells and acorns or pinecones. To add creativity you can name these items such as hair of werewolf, witches brooms, etc.
- Put all of the items you collect into a jar or container.
- Now it is time to add the magic! Add a cup of vinegar, a drop of dish soap, and food coloring. Swirl and stir your witches brew.
- Add a spoonful of baking soda on top of your creation. Your potion will start bubbling. Make sure you do this outside, it will get messy.
What do you need?
- Bag to collect natural items
- Jar or container
- Rocks, twigs, sand, shells , grass, leaves, etc.
- Food coloring
- Baking soda
- Dish soap
When creating a nature-inspired witches' brew with vinegar and baking soda, ensure that adult supervision is maintained to avoid any accidental ingestion or contact with eyes. Be cautious about the release of carbon dioxide gas when combining these ingredients, as it can cause pressure build-up in a sealed container, so use open containers or conduct this experiment outdoors to ensure safety.
Physical: Making a nature-themed witches' brew can improve fine motor skills as kids handle and mix various ingredients. It encourages physical activity and exploration as they gather materials from the natural environment, promoting a connection with the outdoors.
Emotional: This imaginative play fosters emotional development by allowing children to express their creativity and feelings. It can reduce stress and anxiety by offering an outlet for emotional expression and a sense of control over their magical world.
Spiritual: this play can encourage a sense of wonder and appreciation for nature's beauty and mysteries, promoting a connection to the natural world and its cycles.
Intellectual: Kids engage in problem-solving as they experiment with different combinations of ingredients, observing cause-and-effect relationships. This activity stimulates curiosity and can encourage an early interest in science and experimentation.