These tools are perfect for demonstrating 'Seperation, weight, size,and quantity'.
Use a garden sieve to show how to take lumps out of the soil and make a finer lighter compost ... watch out for any accidently added worms :muted:
Sand is great to sieve - add larger items into it for the children to discover as they strain previously filled bucketfuls of sand ~ this activity may be good if you are doing a treasure hunt theme and want them to uncover insects!
Pushing green playdough through a sieve makes fantastic 'grass' ~ create your own dough flooring for a field full of small world animals !
The same sort of effect can be achieved for 'Hair' have some potatoes as heads & faces and assemble a variety of sieved coloured playdough on the top ~ or for beards & moustaches !
Alternatively ~ strain hard boiled eggs through one and mix with mayonaise for sandwich filling !
Use in the water tray for syphoning into other vessels.
If you have time to pre make some jelly - add this to your water tray and let the children sieve it ~ to make goo !!
Use a tea leaf strainer for seperating glitter/tea grouts/rice and other smaller items from water or sand.
The outside of sieves can be used as impression makers in clay ~ see what the patterns resemble and paint in bright colours once dry.
For History see if any of your parents have old strainers or sieves and compare how they look to ones available today.