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Umbrella - for Incy Wincy Spider

UMBRELLAS FOR INCY WINCY SPIDER

Umbrellas for Incy Wincy  Spider are a great introduce the concept of materials having different properties to  children.

 

The idea is to create umbrellas made from different materials for Incy Wincy Spider to find out which is the most waterproof.

 

WHAT YOU NEED FOR INCY WINCY UMBRELLAS

 

Plastic spiders

Materials to test – foil, felt, paper, plastic

Pipe cleaners

Water sprayer

 

METHOD

Build your umbrellas using pipe cleaners and tie them around the spiders. Use the same size umbrella for each spider.

Talk about each material and make predictions as to what will happen drawing on past experience and uses of each material, for example, would we wrap food in foil if it wasn’t waterproof?

Spray each umbrella from the top, use the same number of sprays for each.

Observe the differences between the umbrellas.

 

 

EXTENSION IDEAS

Test more/different materials.

Design and build a shelter for Incy Wincy instead?

 

LINKS TO ENGLISH

Can you write a new rhyme where Incy Wincy has an umbrella?

Can you write instructions so a friend could build the same umbrella?

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