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...]

Make Ice Cream in a Bag

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I've heard of ways to make ice cream in a bag and I've seen recipes for it all over the internet, but for some reason I have never tried it. Part of me didn't believe that it really worked. It DOES work! Here's how to make your own homemade ice cream in a bag: In a quart ziplock bag add: 1/2 cup milk 1 Tablespoon of sugar 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla Try to … [Read more...]

Alphabet Constellations

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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...]

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...]

Playing and Learning with Your 2 Year Old

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Being two years old is an exciting period of development.  Playing and learning with your 2 year old is really important because ideas and concepts are really starting to pull together and you can almost see the connections being made. So, capitalize on this time with your two year old and try to expose them to a variety of activities that strengthen their ever-developing … [Read more...]

Melt an Ice Cube Game

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B and I played this "Melt an Ice Cube" game from My Montessori Journey and loved it!  Roll the dice, refer to the chart to see what to do with your ice cube (things like hold it in your hand, drop it in water, sprinkle salt on it, etc.), and whoever melts their ice cube first wins. So fun! Materials Needed: Melt an Ice Cube Printable Chart bowl of … [Read more...]

Stand Still, Shadow

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Stand Still Shadow is an action rhyme that your baby, toddler, preschooler, or Kindergartner will love! Great for language development and the exploration of shadows.   Stand Still, Shadow "Stand still!" I tell my shadow. "I want to step on you." But every time I lift my foot, My shadow lifts hers, too. This is such a cute poem I found in Highlights High … [Read more...]

Fizzing Fun

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Fizzing Fun! This is a fun, simple, and quick Science experiment that you could try today.  Sprinkle baking soda onto a plate. Use a medicine dropper to drop vinegar onto the baking soda. Watch the fizzy reaction. B thought this was so cool! He didn't ask me why it was happening which I'm happy about because I wasn't prepared to answer that. I think my go to response for … [Read more...]

Chemistry for Little Ones

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I found this fabulous idea for Chemistry for Little Ones at The Science Mommy. Put about 1 cm of milk in a shallow pan and sprinkled food coloring around the outside. Dip a toothpick in dish soap and touch the milk with the toothpick. Watch the reaction that takes place! I'm not going to tell you what happens because that will ruin the fun. But I will tell you it was so … [Read more...]

Sun Prints

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Place objects on construction paper and leave them in the sun to make sun prints. We had so much fun finding objects and letters to make these. We didn't leave them out in the sun long enough though. Make sure to leave yours out most of the day! I told B that we were going to do an experiment to see what happens when we leave them out in the sun and he was worried … [Read more...]

Bathtub Ice Cubes

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We already use these shaped ice cube trays for making crayons, transferring ice cubes with kitchen utensils, and for Muffin Tin Monday, and now bathtub ice cubes. Just add food coloring (NOT TOO MUCH), freeze them, and you are ready to go. B had a great time "seeing what would happen". He was catching them with a net and all he could talk about for the rest of the … [Read more...]