We’ve noticed that Cohort A loves Minecraft! Almost every day, they incorporate Minecraft into their play. Whether they’re building Minecraft characters out of Plus-Plus blocks or acting out scenarios, Minecraft always seems to be an interest that they return to.
Based on these observations, we decided to delve into the world of Minecraft and give Cohort A the opportunity to create their own Minecraft potion!
To represent the potion ingredients, we filled up six jars with coloured water and different scents. Before we opened each jar, the children wanted to guess the scent.
These were some of their comments...
“The orange jar probably smells like orange!”
“This one smells like chocolate!”
“Eww, I don’t like this smell.”
“For sure this one is cinnamon!”
Each child was given a cylindrical bottle as their potion bottle and an eyedropper that they used to add their ingredients. Some of the children chose ingredients based on colour, while others focused on the smell.
As the children were busy creating their potions, I asked them to think about what their potion would do. We had some very creative answers! Some potions made you invisible, while others gave you the ability to breathe fire!
Once their potions were complete, they were given a spray cap for their bottle. This allowed them to spray or squirt their potion onto the ground! One child said, “it’s like perfume!”
This activity was a blast! What a great way to bring Minecraft outdoors!