Cranberry science and sensory play with fine motor skills! This cranberry science activity is an easy and awesome science sensory play idea for Fall! Simple set up, simple invitation to play, and an easy science lesson too! We love easy science play and have Classic Science Experiments that are perfect for kids. I added simple fine motor tools for working on fine motor skills and we explored our cranberries!
Cranberry Science for Thanksgiving
Cranberry Science Activities & Fine Motor Play
We love pairing science and sensory play for hands on learning. You can also build Cranberry Structures for STEM and fine motor play! Our fine motor tools included a baster, salad tongs and various other tongs, a scoop, and sifter. Take a look in your kitchen drawers for simple fine motor tools. Eye droppers and basters are our favorite and are great for strengthening little hands. The A-Z of Fine Motor Tools Blog Hop is an awesome resource. Grab a bag of cranberries and get started.
We started off with some simple cranberry science activities including irreversible change. We have been talking about that for a few weeks now as well as reversible change and transformation. Our recent candy experiment is all about irreversible change too! First we tested the fresh cranberries to see if we could smooth them as is. We couldn’t. Next we boiled them for a few minutes and then tested again. We could. Plus we made observations by comparing and contrasting the fresh and cooked cranberries. Remember, these cranberry science activities are great for developing observational skill so ask plenty of questions! Use a pair of tongs to increase fine motor skills too.
Sink or float? This cranberry science activity makes great water sensory play. Do cranberries sink or float? Ask your child what they think before you start? Add your fine motor tools to the water sensory bin for great play. Increase fine motor skills through play! We used a water bottle to make a simple sensory bottle.
Lots of room for creative play, science exploration, and sensory play!
Look at all the great fun and learning you can do with a bag of cranberries. Try a recipe on the bag while you are at it!
Cranberry Science and Sensory Play is Simple Fun
More great ideas for Thanksgiving Science and Play
Fine Motor Friday Blog Hop
Water Bead Ornaments from Craftulate
Tons of Ideas for Practicing Cutting Skills from Powerful Mothering
Yarn Wrapped Turkey Craft from Still Playing School
Beaded Turkey Patterns Busy Bag from School Time Snippets
3 Turkey Fine Motor Activities from Stir The Wonder
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