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littleBLAST (Begin Learning About Science Together) — is a monthly box of themed math and science activities for parents and their preschoolers to work through together.
Or as Tom says — COOL EXPERIMENTS!
Now as interested I was in their product — not only because of our friendship, but because it sounded awesome — I was a little hesitant, since doing planned activities with Tom sometimes end before they begin.
He’s a little boy, and sometimes trying to keep his interest in even the coolest things is a difficult task.
But I was anxious to try it, and I am SO glad I did.
Tom LOVED it!
Y’all. I am not exaggerating here.
He thought it was the coolest thing ever.
We had the Ice Blast — which was all about how ice crystals formed and how ice melted and formed.
Everything we needed to do all four activities (Tom: “Experiments!!”) was included in our box.
And I mean everything!
An ice cube tray, pencil, string, instructions, advice, explanations, salt, sugar, borax, paint! This box had it all.
We followed the advice and started with the Crystal Snowflake activity first.
We made our pipe cleaners into a snowflake, and Tom carefully lowered it into our mixture and we left it overnight.
He was so excited to see that his crystals had formed! And so proud!
He immediately took it to show Daddy, and (of course!) wouldn’t let Alice touch it. Ha!
Next up was Ice Tunnels.
(Spoiler Alert: His Absolute Favorite!)
We froze ice overnight in the supplied container, then added salt to it, and then added paint to see the newly melted ice tracks.
Then we moved on to Which One Melts Ice Faster — which required us to spoon four different substances on some ice cubes and observe the changes.
Tom was so into this!
He kept saying, “The sugar melted it faster! No, the salt was fastest!” He loved it and I was impressed with how into it he was.
And finally, we completed the Sticky Ice activity — which I loved!
(And the kids played with the bowl of ice water for about 30 minutes afterward. Ha!)
We froze ice to a string, you guys! My kids thought it was magic!
Tom and I had a really fun time doing all of the special “science experiments” together.
He loved them so much, and I loved how passionate he was about everything.
“Don’t touch that, Alice! That’s my experiment!” –Tom
I loved that Tom was really engaged the entire time.
I loved that everything I needed to do all of this was in one box.
I loved that it had explanations that I could relay to Tom, and I loved that the cards gave other ideas of things we could do in addition to the planned activities.
See? My friends *are* amazing and have thought of everything.
I am beyond impressed.
littleBLAST is the coolest!
(See what I did there? Ice Blast. Coolest. I’m so clever!)
Please check them out — you’ll be super impressed too.
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