T is for Temperature

We are about three quarters through the #ABC123Challenge hosted by Karen of Two Tiny Hands and this time the letter is 't'. After much consideration this is what we came up with. 


T is for Temperature

When it comes to the letter 't' there appears to be about a thousand different words beginning with that letter. Even if you narrow down the amount by a theme such as nature as we've gone #30DaysWild there are still a lot. However, temperature captured my attention and soon I was brainstorming how you can get kids to understand it.

Books About Temperature


T is for Temperature

Of course books were bound to feature in aiding our learning and I have chosen two here that reflect temperature without going into too much scientific detail. The first Snow is my Favourite and my best introduces children to snow and that due to temperature it's only temporary. The second Goldilocks and the Three Bears introduces us to food and the perfect temperature. 

Temperature Activity 


T is for Temperature

One simple activity to introduce kids to temperature is asking them to label things that can get hot and cold. The best place for this is of course the kitchen. I wrote hot on two sticky labels and asked my eldest to tell me what things could get hot and label them. Then I labeled two sticky notes with the word cold and asked her to stick them on those appliances. 

Cooking 

T is for Temperature

Another activity to introduce temperature would be to cook something. Talk about how chocolate may change if heated up or an egg. Seeing the reaction happen cements the knowledge that temperature can affect things.

Climate 

T is for Temperature

You could also look at how temperature affects things around the world through creating different sensory boxes. A polar region for penguins and polar bears and a desert complete with a camel or kangaroos. You could also include my ice activity or/and explore a zoo one day. 

Playing Doctor


T is for Temperature

Finally if your child loves to play doctor they may like to pretend to take their patient's temperature.

As always we wish you lots of fun if you choose to undertake these activities and keep safe.

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Comments

  1. As I have mentioned in previous comments, I am a former early years practitioner, so I think this needs wonderful #familyfun@_karendennis

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  2. What a cool idea! (pardon the temperature pun!) #KLTR

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  3. I loved playing doctor as a child and remember I even talked my older brother into being the patient once. Some old dolls had lots of bandages. #MMBC

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  4. What great ways of learning about temperature :)

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  5. this is a great tpost #FamilyFunLinky.

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  6. I can imagine T being a tricky (nopun) one but think you went with the right topic I'm the end. Great post

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  7. You've done brilliantly as this challenge - your imagination is better than mine by miles! Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales :)

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  8. I'd never given consideration to the play potential associated with temperature! Great ideas for encouraging the imagination. Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

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  9. Such inventive ways to cover one theme in different ways. You are very clever #ThursdayTeam

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  10. Some brilliant simple educational activities in here - thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub

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  11. Good choice T for temperature. I think it's important for kids to learn the basics of it for safety around anything hot. Great ideas. #thursdayteam

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  12. This is an amazing idea! #itsok

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  13. These sound like good practical ways to teach them the difference - my middle one often gets hot & cold mixed up! #familyfunlinky

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  14. #thesatsesh I love the range of scope that this post has, we love a label and I think the books are great examples. I like the thought you put in to 'T' and it does seem a lovely series (fridgesays)

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  15. Great ideas to explore temperature. We've been talking about it a lot this week as my youngest has a fever!! I just love Charlie and Lola books too, I'll have to keep an eye out for this one. #KLTR

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  16. I love the idea of learning about temperature in the kitchen, a very valuable lesson for little ones as well. Thanks for linking this to #thursdayteam

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  17. This is really fab. Temperature is a good concept to teach kids and I never thought about the different types of this before. I do think this is a very creative blog post. Love it! #KLTR

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  18. I love this, what a fun and imaginative way to teach children about different temperatures - love the picture of you playing doctors :) #KLTR

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