Nature Hunt

Nature Hunt

My oldest is 3 years old and loves anything that involves hiding and seeking. Therefore scavenger hunts are a big hit in our house. He's outdoorsy and likes to move so yesterday we went on a Nature Hunt. I made our list with pictures so he could "read" (see) what he was hunting for. If you're child doesn't seem totally on board with the nature hunt, allow them to … [Read more...]

Winter Gardening with Kids

Gardening with Kids

There might be times that the only way that you can get a child to eat and enjoy their vegetables is by teaching them the process of growing their very own garden. Gardening is an experience that any child can take a great amount of pride in and they have the ability to learn valuable lessons on the growing cycle every step of the way. From the moment that you seed in the … [Read more...]

DIY Chia Pet

Make Your Own Chia Pet

Materials: raw eggs soil grass seed water sharpies for decorating small paper cups to stand your DIY Chia Pet on First crack the top part of the egg and pour out the raw egg. Decorate your Egg Friend! Sharpies work great, just remember to be careful, they are fragile. We also used some adhesive foam shapes to decorate the eggs and cup holders. We used a … [Read more...]

Make Something Invisible – Science at Home

Science at home with your kids can be rewarding and fun! At-Bristol has a fascinating new series on their You Tube channel called "Do Try This at Home".  It is full of really cool Science activities and experiments and it includes step by step directions to help you complete them at home. How to Make Something Invisible really caught our attention. Check it out! … [Read more...]

Science Experiments at Home

DIY Anemometer

Science Experiments at Home I never would have thought I could help my son make his own anemometer to measure wind speed! How cool! Dr. Mollie Cule Reboots the Robot inspired me to give it a try. This book breaks down the experiments into easy to follow steps, but my favorite part is the language they use to explain WHY things happen. It exposed my son to Science … [Read more...]

Simple Experiment with Light

Simple Experiment with Light

A brilliant friend of mine shared this great idea on Facebook the other day, and I couldn't wait to share it with you!  She made a "starry night" for her two-year-old with everyday items we all have lying around our house. All you need is a colander, flashlight, and a dark room.  Stick your flashlight underneath the colander, and voila!  The room is instantly filled with … [Read more...]

Learning with Candy

Learning with Halloween Candy

  Halloween candy isn't just for eating. You can be learning with candy too! Sorting is one of the best ways. Kids don't even realize they are learning as they practice this important skill with their candy. Sort by Color Sort by Shape Sort by Type sort by brand -Which did you get the most of? tootsie rolls/not tootsie rolls suckers/not suckers chocolate/not … [Read more...]

Marshmallow Shooter Activities

Marshmallow Shooter Activities

Marshmallow Shooter Activities for All Ages We recently bought a marshmallow shooter from a local craft event and I can't even begin to explain how much fun we've been having with it! Who can shoot it the farthest? Who can shoot 2 marshmallows at a time? You get the idea. Today we made a simple target to earn points shooting the marshmallows. We made up our point system … [Read more...]

Alphabet Constellations

Letter Constellations

Explore letters visually with alphabet constellations. Use toilet paper tubes, construction paper, rubber bands, and a pin to make your own letter constellations. Look in each telescope and name the letter constellation that you see! These are so fun to explore with and so easy to make! Materials: toilet taper tubes black or dark blue construction … [Read more...]

Alphabet Bug Hunt (printable)

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Hunt for types of bugs from A to Z with this free, printable Alphabet Bug Hunt! Get our your magnifying glasses, because tis the season to hunt for bugs! One of our favorite things to do in the Spring and Summer months has been to search, discover, and learn about insects. To make this experience even more exciting for the kids, I created an ABC scavenger hunt. Some of … [Read more...]

Worm Activities

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Little boys and many adventurous girls love investigating worms!  These squirmy worm activities are perfect for this time of year with April showers bringing many critters to our outside gardens. Before starting any activities, enjoy a few books featuring worms.  Here are a couple of our favorites.. Would your little one eat worms for lunch?  Be sure to serve gummy … [Read more...]

Earth Day Learning Fun

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April is Earth Day month so we're celebrating with some learning trays!  Here is Earth Day Learning for M (5.5 years old) and G (22 months) to do together. Color Sort I put out a bowl of garden pebbles, sea glass, and stones and a pair of Dollar Tree tongs.  Then I labeled some pots (also Dollar Tree) and had the kiddos sort by the Earth's colors!  G used his fingers … [Read more...]