Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Salad Spinner Fun
I enjoy spinning lettuce in the salad spinner, don't you? It's just so fun! It seemed a shame to keep such a fun toy all to myself, so today, I let my 14-month old in on the action.
Stage 1: Spinning the empty spinner and taking off the lid. My little girl thought it was a fun sound and felt funny on her fingers when she tried to stop the bowl from spinning.
Stage 2: We filled the spinner part-way up with water. That time, when we took off the lid, we got a little shower.
Stage 3: We put rice in the bowl. This didn't really work so well. It might have worked better if we hadn't done the water first. I was hoping that the rice would spritz around in a fun way when we opened the lid. Instead it stuck to the bottom in a clump.
Stage 4: We put my daughter's little toy pig in the spinner and gave him a ride. That was fun! when we opened the lid, he went flying! (note: probably not best to open the lid with the bowl spinning too quickly if there is a little child present- it can really come out with force!)For Older Kids: We didn't do this today because my little girl is still small, but I think it would be very fun to make a game out of this. Each person could take a turn spinning the spinner as fast as he could and letting go at just the right moment. The person whose little object flew the furthest would win!