Your preschoolers can have a lot of fun experimenting with straws.
Give each child 2-3 straws and watch what happens.
Have your child discover what their straws are made out of. Give them
a ruler so they can measure their straw's length. Then let them figure
out if their straw has a straight or curved shape.
STRAWS MOVE THINGS
Eventually, your child will discover she can blow air through her
straw. Set out some light weight items, such as; poms, packing noodles
or ping pong balls. Encourage your child to move the small objects
by blowing through her straw.
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Another fun experiment with preschoolers and straws is to give them
a pan of water with a little bit of liquid detergent added. Let them
discover what will happen if they blow some moving air into the water
through their straw.
STRAWS LIFT THINGS
Next, have your child suck on their straw instead of blowing through
it. Set out some small squares of paper and have your child try to
"lift" the paper by sucking on his straw.
Finally, give your child a glass of juice or water. Have him discover
that he can lift the liquid by sucking on his straw.
All in all, straws are a wonderful invention. Straws are hallow
and straight, they can roll and they can be used to both lift and