For a successful activity, preparing the play area is essential. In addition to adding a lot of magic to the event, you will extend the enjoyment for your young sorcerers. Here are some tips for creating an exceptional potion table.
To ensure the potion activity goes smoothly, your apprentice sorcerers will need some initial instructions. Therefore, I recommend that a wizard instructor leads the first part to ensure the activity starts off on the right foot. Here are some of these instructions.
Adult supervision is essential for the smooth progression of the activity. Having facilitated several, I would recommend one adult per 4 wizards if you want to maintain control. Children can quickly get carried away, and messes can happen rapidly. To minimize messes, instruct them to add only one or two spoonfuls of water or ingredients at a time.
One of the most important guidelines is not to consume the ingredients. Although they are non-toxic, they may taste very unpleasant, and we wouldn't want your young wizards to transform into toads. You can also mention that the ingredients at the center of the potion table are for the second part of the activity. This way, they will be focused on the kit instructions to start.
For the first part, I recommend that the wizard instructor guides the activity using the instruction cards from the potion kit. For added magic, have fun dressing up in wizard or fairy costumes! Once the potion instructions are completed, let the children have fun with the remaining ingredients. The more they add, the more potent the potion will become! They will enjoy transferring their mixture to other containers, crushing ingredients with their pestle, or whisking their concoction to create new bubbles.