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Everyday Objects

Chain Reactions

Chain Reactions

A Chain Reaction is a sequence of little events where one object hits another object to create a reaction. 

You can think of it like your morning routine. Normally, we have a series of things that we do in a particular order before we go to work or school. 

We get out of bed, then go to brush our teeth, take off our PJs, have a shower, put our school clothes on, and then we eat breakfast, and so on. It is always in a particular order: one action leads to the next action. With our Chain Reaction though, if one thing doesn’t happen, the next wont happen either! 

What will I need? 

For a Chain Reaction you can use anything you want! We like to use these different objects you find around the house. 

  • LEGO 
  • Dominos 
  • Books 
  • Bricks 
  • Cardboard 
  • Lollypop sticks 
  • Balls 
  • String 
  • Coat hangers 
  • Marbles 
  • Masking tape (to help!) 


If you'd like to play your part in helping children re-imagine the world, Katherine Osbourne Head of Development, would love to hear from you.

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