Episode Description: Bluey and Mum are off to Chloe’s party and Bingo isn’t invited. But armed with a magic featherwand that makes things incredibly heavy, Bingo can now stop them leaving the house.
- Play your own version of “featherwand” (or you, know, “toiletrollwand” or whatever you have handy). You could do variations – besides turning things heavy, your wand could turn them hot, or wet, or sticky or spiky.
- If you do want to make a featherwand try one of these ideas:Magic Nature Wand
Paint the Feathers
Cut Paper Feathers
Craft Wool or String Feathers
Or my personal favourite, use leaves instead. Simply cut the leaves (like the paper ones) and paint (like the painted ones).
- Go on a feather hunt outside! You don’t necessarily need to collect them, if you don’t want to touch them just take photos. Have a go figuring out which birds they came from, consulting a book or website for photos. You could even take part in the Autumn Birds in Backyards Survey.
- There are heaps of science experiments dealing with “heavy and light”. Give one of these a go:
For littlies, sort household items into heavy and light.
Bonus if you have scales and can compare weights.
No scales? DIY one with a hanger!
Try a heavy and light ice experiment.
There’s lots of “sink or float” experiments you can do as well, which kind of go against the “heavy and light” idea, but your kids may have interesting ideas as to why some heavy things float and light things sink – try this floating orange experiment.
- I found this “feather race” game in a list of Thanksgiving activities and thought it was hilarious. Don’t have a turkey baster? Try blowing with a straw.