We told the children they were scientists. They put on their 'lab coats' (paint shirts) and went to their science lab (their place at the table).
Each child got a bowl, spoon and craft (stirring) stick.
We put a variety of powders in large trays on each table.
We used cocoa powder (for hot chocolate), flour, sugar, Kool aid powder, oatmeal, baking soda and cornstarch.