Spider-Man Eggs

Link to video instructions

A fun activity which can be adapted to suit all ages.

We always recommend adult supervision.

Uses shaving foam, food colours, hard boiled eggs. We definitely advise wearing disposable gloves unless you don’t mind your fingers looking like the eggs themselves!

We use hard boiled cracked eggs.  The colour can’t penetrate the shell but stains the egg white because it, like your fingers, is a protein! Thus the spidery pattern.

The unde-fives will love playing with the shaving foam.

Older children will take up the challenge to try out different ways to colour the eggs.  Onion skins are good. (Boil them in a little water before adding the cracked eggs.) Frozen fruits of the forest and  fresh berries give varying degrees of pink and purple. (Simply leave the cracked hard boiled eggs in the fruit mixture overnight)

Everyone will find the video fun!

Please note that the colouring does fade so if you want them for Easter morning don’t make until the day before and then peel on Easter Day.

Where do the holes come from? The Science of Bread.

We wanted to know how the holes got into bread so we watched Maisie making a loaf of bread ‘Yummy Good for your Tummy Bread’ and then made some ourselves.

Click here for the video showing how to make the bread

Watching the yeast fermenting and producing all those tiny bubbles is fascinating and children love to have a go kneading the bread dough.

Using fresh yeast to do this makes the science behind bread making much clearer.

After producing a really delicious loaf of bread using Maisie’s instructions we looked at the conditions needed for the yeast to work.

This is what we did:

We put the same amount of yeast in seven dishes.

Dish A … we added sugar.

Dish B … we added cold milk

Dish C … we added warm milk

Dish D …we added sugar and cold milk

Dish E … we added sugar and warm milk

Dish F … we added sugar and very hot milk.

Dish G … just yeast. Nothing added.

Then the children were asked to PREDICT which dish the yeast would work best in.

The dishes were left for 30minutes.

This dish did the best. Which was it? What conclusions did we draw?Well, you need to try the experiment out for yourselves to find out because that is what ‘Jumble Fun’ is all about! Motivating children to be ‘hands on’

A good introduction to the simple science of yeast for very young children can be found on the Jumble Fun in the ‘Science for Kids’ playlist on out channel: http://tinyurl.com/funjumbles

In this programme Lizzie Witch illustrates how to blow up a balloon using yeast

Click here for the yeast and balloon experiment

We’ve been watching an egg cooking.

We’ve been watching a poached egg cooking! Today’s example of an everyday occurrence we take for granted but when watched through the eyes of a child the transformation is magical! ‘How does this happen?’ Most three year olds will appreciate that it’s something to do with hot water.

We’ve no time now but this evening we are going to test that theory by putting one egg into cold water and the other into hot.

GROWING. Learning for young children from JUMBLE HOUSE

Programme Six from JUMBLE HOUSE.

Fun learning series for preschool children.

The theme is GROWING

The number is 5

The colour is GREEN

The letter and sound is Gg

Swamp Monster is growing some bean seeds, the normal way. Lizzie Witch is growing one by magic!

Learning: how seeds germinate and basic parts of a seedling.

Counting. Number concepts. Making different patterns from five objects. Colour mixing to make green.

Suggestions for follow up learning:

I Spy something beginning with Gg.

How many green objects can you see?

Make different shades of green and paint a green picture

Shaving foam and food colouring. Making green.

Reading the story of “Jack and the Beanstalk.”

How many patterns can be made from five objects.


Learning about Snails for Young Children 

Gardeners don’t like Snails for obvious reasons but kids are fascinated by them AND they are incredibly interesting creatures AND very gymnastic AND make very good pets!


Looking at them through the eyes of a child they are quite incredible creatures with their slippery silver trails and waving tentacles.  What other creature carries its house on its back!  It’s the stuff of fairy tales.

In the video Lizzie finds a snail eating  her plants and decides to find out how she can stop this happening without hurting the snail. There is also an investigation for parents or teachers to carry out with their children.

This is the first of two programmes. In the second programme Lizzie will be looking inside the snail shell and exploring spiral shapes in nature and buildings.   There will also be some art activities inspired by spirals.

BLUE. The latest learning programme for Little Ones from JUMBLE HOUSE


The colour BLUE. The letter B.b. The number 8 and fun with mixing shades of blue, collage, science, counting, number concepts and letter recognition and writing.

Click here to go to the programme

About the series:

The videos in this series consist of thematic, multisensory fun learning programmes for preschoolers. A learning through play approach.

The introduction is the same for each programme encouraging children to join in. They are presented by my ‘Jumbles’ toys, Lizzie Witch and Georgie Jumble.

There are NO super heroes. NO goodies and baddies. NO loud music or dramatic light effects!

Just good, calm, but fun thematic programmes which aims to motivate youngsters to be creative and to develop a lifetime love of learning. Art, craft, science, numbers and pre-reading skills.

Made initially for my own grandchildren I hope you will enjoy them too.

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Twitter: @JumblesThe

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Channel: http://tinyurl.com/funjumbles

email: jumblefun@gmail.com

Georgie and the Pagoda

Georgie is in Singapore.

Yesterday she visited the Chinese Gardens .

The gardens are beautiful. Perfect for walks and picnics. A green oasis.

Georgie really liked going up to the top of this very tall Pagoda.

Follow the video link to see what it was like.

The video of Georgie’s visit to the Pagoda