Preschool Experiment ~ "The Naked Egg"

This is what we need to make the Naked Egg (a fully intact egg with no hard shell): a bowl with a lid, 1-2 eggs and enough white vinegar to cover the eggs twice.

This is Day 1, the eggs are covered with vinegar and you can immediately see bubbles

Day 2, more bubbles and white substance floating around. I gently lifted the egg out with a large spoon, rinsed the bowl, poured in new vinegar and returned the eggs.

Day 3, There is no shell left on the egg. It feels rubbery, like a water balloon

I can't see the yolk as well as I would have liked, but there is a shadow and some floating white material (albumen)

Here is our "Naked Egg"

Preschool Spring Theme ~ Review of the Week

We learned about the baby animals of Spring

He made a tornado in a jar

A Rainstick

Had a Spring Scavenger Hunt

Learned about flowers, while planting them

Observing seeds grow into grass hair

Had a Spring Day of Fun, Fishing

This is our "Naked Egg"
He had a really great week learning about the world around him.

Lessons: He is still working on the curriculum, Sing, Spell, Read & Write. This week he was learning about visual discrimination (differences in size and order) He was also able to read a short book ~ Yay, I was so excited. (It was 3 words throughout, but that is where reading starts.

Bible Lesson: - (Day Three*)Gen. 1:11
And God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear." And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. And God said, "Let the earth put forth vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, upon the earth." And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, a 3rd day.
Creation Printables


Preschool Spring Theme ~ Friday ~ Day of Fun

Today was just a fun Spring day. It gets so humid here, we need to get out and enjoy it while we can.

He loves fishing and he's trying to catch the "Big One"
Here is day 3 of the "Naked Egg". It feels like rubber, a little like a water balloon. There is no hard shell left.

You can see some white floating around, but it's still too thick to see the yolk, just a shadow.

It even looks like a water balloon. Cool experiment! I'm going to try candling tonight and see if we can get a better look at the yolk.

Preschool Spring Theme ~ Flowers ~ Thursday

 What a way to learn about flowers, plant some.

He looked at the roots and I explained how the flowers get water through their roots. The flowers need sun, water and air for energy to grow.

He did a great job!

I bought a little, grass head to show him how grass grows from a seed.

He saturated the little head and filled the base with water

He put the plastic cover back over the head and we will watch the grass seed grow.                                                                (I set the grassy head on my sons journal entry about the afterlife ~ didn't want to offend anyone, but it's not a bad word, it's a place we don't want anyone to go ~ was a little shocked when I previewed this post and saw it - Oh well)

Soon, we will plant in our "Victory Garden". We have a very little yard, but this 4x8 garden produced a ton of tomatoes for us last year. He is our Future Farmer of America. When we can be sure there isn't another frost, JJ will help sow the seeds and reap the harvest.
He didn't make any tissue, construction or paint any flowers, but a great resource for crafts is Enchanted Learning. He did play a fun puzzle game on ABCmouse that taught him the parts of the flower, leaves and soil. We will make a flower arrangement for Mother's Day.


Preschool Spring Theme ~ Wednesday ~ Signs of Spring

JJ found a dandelion, daffodil, tulips and the pansies (on my front porch).

Here is our walk around the neighborhood looking for trees in bloom, birds nests or any baby animals.

Here is our fun trip to the playground!

Here is Day 2 of "The Naked Egg". I gently lifted them with a spoon and changed the vinegar.
We had a Spring Scavenger Hunt today. You can download the Hunt Sheet here. It was such a nice day, I decided we were going to look for the Signs of Spring. Every year the signs are the same. The same flowers are in bloom and baby animals start walking and flying around. Children are playing at the playground and start playing sports, like baseball and soccer. Most importantly, the fish start biting (we like to fish). We looked around our neighborhood and there are signs of Spring everywhere.


Spring Theme Week ~ Weather ~ Tuesday

JJ made a Tornado in a Jar. You need a clear jar filled 3/4 full of water, a tsp. of vinegar, a tsp. of dish soap and a sprinkle of glitter.

Mix Everything together and put on the top.

Give it a good swirl and watch your tornado.

We talked about Thunderstorms and Lightning and he made this storm picture

He made a Weather Dial. Attach a circle paper to a paper plate with a brad. Separate the paper into 4 sections and color them with different weather patterns. We did a sun, snowman, black clouds and rainy days.

He watched Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
We made a Rain Stick. You need: paper tube, toothpicks (I used q-tips because I was out) and a screwdriver to prepunch holes.

I clipped the ends of the Q-tips, poked the holes and pushed them through. After I did 2 Qtips, I ran a piece packing tape around the tube to hold them in place. I used package tape, which he can't color. If you use masking tape, you could color designs on the rain stick.

I taped one end with paper. He filled it with a 1/2 cup of rice and I taped up the other end. Now, he has a rain stick.
We have had a lot of crazy weather this year. We live in a state that has four seasons but barely a winter. We have had tornado, hurricane and flash flood warnings. Thunderstorms with hail in March and this year, Spring flowers that have already bloomed and died before Easter. Crazy weather.

Do you have a preschooler that is scared of storms? Here are some tips that will help.

  • Stay relaxed and that will help your preschooler relax
  • Pray with your child
  • Keep your child close and turn it into a story time
  • Give your preschooler a flashlight to play with
  • Have a Storm Party ~ If you know a storm is coming have the popcorn or hot chocolate ready
  • Practice their counting between the lightning and thunder to see how far away the storm is
  • Busy Bags to preoccupy them until the storm passes
Do you have ideas that help your preschooler through storms? 

Preschool Spring Theme Week ~ Monday ~ Baby Animals

Spring has Sprung!
To Celebrate, my husband brought home some baby chicks

They are only 3 days old and my kids have already named them all. Ginger, Lightning, FireFlame, Peter Peckington, Rocky and Bob
JJ learned about the Chick Life Cycle in honor of baby animal day

He played a baby animal match game.
When he matched the baby to the mommy, he put them in the egg.

We are also making a "Naked Egg" You put an egg in a bowl, cover it with vinegar, cover with a top and put it in the fridge. Over the next few days, gently lift the egg with a spoon and change the vinegar each day.

The vinegar is supposed to dissolve the shell over a 3 day period leaving the membrane and yolk intact. You should be able to see the inside of the egg behind the shell.  I added a second egg, just in case I break one. So Cool, I hope it works.  It's hard to see, but there are a lot of bubbles...maybe it's working.

    I love the Spring. I love the baby animals, the warmer weather, the blooming flowers and more park days. Here is a great site for Spring printables and coloring sheets
    About the chicks, I asked my husband to take JJ to the store to see the new chicks and ducks, sounds fun, right. He brings home a box of chicks, not exactly what I was thinking. We aren't able to keep the chicks on our property, so we will take them to my parents in the country. We had some there a few years ago and loved the fresh eggs. Then, the dog died and the chickens were being picked off one by one by wild animals. We missed having them. My parents had talked about getting some again, so no time like the present.