ABC · crafts · science

sun prints

An easy science experiment for kiddos that is also a great ABC activity and a diy puzzle! Just spell a name (or any word) on construction paper and leave it in the sun for a few hours. The kids LOVE taking the letters off. It’s like magic! Once these are done, you can set out… Continue reading sun prints

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crafts · fine motor · process art · science · sensory

fizzy chalk ice

A sweet summer activity! There are a bunch of different ways to do this (just google/pinterest “chalk ice” or “chalk paint”). This is our version.  I LOVE the colors of our chalk so I decided to use that instead of food coloring or liquid watercolors. I grated chalk and put it in muffin tins. You… Continue reading fizzy chalk ice

crafts · play · science

hot wheels

My family LOVES hotwheels and we’ve been on a major kick this week. Here are a few of the ways we’ve been using them… color sorting The little guy and I made our very own hotwheels bar graph. This simple activity took no prep or money and gave us some awesome teaching moments. Sorting, color… Continue reading hot wheels

science · sensory

water beads and DIY light table

Have you tried water beads? My goodness, these things are so cool.  We got ours for a few bucks online, but I’ve also heard they can be found at craft stores in the floral/wedding sections. Lucas is really into the color blue lately, so we mixed turquoise and blue for our first batch. NOW I… Continue reading water beads and DIY light table

science · sensory

oobleck 

Oobleck never gets old.  Mix 2 cups of cornstarch with 1 cup of water (we doubled that for this bin) and add food coloring. You will get the craziest goop you have ever seen.  This stuff is so cool. It is hard as a rock, then melts into a puddle through your fingers. The texture… Continue reading oobleck 

crafts · science

bird nests

It felt like time to check in with our spring tree! One thing I love about these ongoing projects is their integration of a variety of skills and learning topics, all focused on a central engaging theme. So far we’ve constructed a trunk and branches, painted and attached leaves, and crafted tissue paper spring blossoms. Now… Continue reading bird nests

crafts · science

marshmallow shooters

I did this activity for Jackson. I swear.  With a few basic materials I already had in the house (never EVER throw away paper towel or toilet paper tubes), these shooters came together quickly and were So. Much. Fun. Jackson enjoyed them, too. Tee Hee. I spotted this idea on Simply Learning. To make the shooters,… Continue reading marshmallow shooters

crafts · science

spring grass haircuts

There is just something about spring. Color and growth and life. Hooray! Jackson and I recently started this gardening project I spotted on Red Ted Art, and it has been a blast! Materials you’ll need: potting soil, grass seed, a pair of nylon tights or socks, a scoop, cups or small pots, decorations for the… Continue reading spring grass haircuts