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Great Nature Project + Animal Photography Tips

September 28, 2013 in All Posts, First Grade, First Grade Science, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Science, Preschool, Preschool Science, Toddler Activities, Toddler Science

How would you like to enjoy this weekend’s sunshine, get the family outside and up close with nature, and help set a Guinness World Records title? You’re in luck: National Geographic’s Great Nature Project is going strong today and tomorrow and just by uploading your photo of a plant or animal to Instagram, Flickr, or […]

Science Experiment for Kids: Exploding Sandwich Bag

August 1, 2013 in All Posts, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Science, Play, Popular, Preschool, Preschool Science

I took my own advice this summer and tried this classic messy outdoor science experiment for kids last month: the Exploding Sandwich Bag. This experiment is your basic baking soda and vinegar reaction experiment, but the anticipation of the explosion, the big pop, and the overflowing fizzy solution made this one a favorite with the […]

Halloween Themed Science: Witches’ Brew Color Mixing Activity

October 11, 2012 in All Posts, Preschool, Preschool Science, Toddler Activities, Toddler Science

Double double, toil and trouble… We’ve been mixing up batches of Witches Brew for some Halloween science! Join us over at Kids Activities Blog and see how you can mix up a dash of learning and a pinch of play for some Halloween-themed color mixing fun! LEARN! Colors, sensory play, dilution, science You Might Enjoy:{Play} Potato Stamping{Play} Fun […]

Make Your Own Homemade Super Bouncy Ball

September 6, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Preschool, Preschool Science

I’m still on a blogging break, but don’t want to leave you hanging on for too long, so…here’s our easy tutorial on how your kids can make their own Super Bouncy Ball. {Just click on this link or the photo and it will take you to Kids Activities Blog where the tutorial was posted last week} If […]

{Play} Absorption Art: Tie Dye Paper Towels

July 23, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

This Tie Dye Paper Towel activity is another in our Accidental Art vault.  Read more about how we came upon this fun art activity that’s part of our Absorption Experiment Series and how to recreate it yourself at Quirky Momma here. Check out these other activities in our Absorption Experiment Series: Science:  Absorption Experiment with Sand & […]

{Play} Science Experiment for Kids: Celery Capillary Action

July 12, 2012 in All Posts, Fun With Food!, Play, Toddler Activities

For some reason, this experiment stands out as one of my favorites from childhood.  I’m not sure if it’s because I thought Celery Capillary Action was magic or that my mom had magical powers. It was probably more of the latter, which is why it was so exciting to recreate this “magical” absorption experiment for the […]

{Play} Absorption Experiment for International Mud Day

June 29, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

Did you know…it’s International Mud Day today! So, I thought it would be appropriate to bring you a post on playing with mud. You’re thinking: why would she write about kids playing with mud?  Kids and mud are like celery and Bloody Mary’s or Louboutin’s and red soles. Let them play in it and that’s […]

{Play} Kids Co-op Playdate #10

June 15, 2012 in All Posts, Kids Co-op Linky Playdate, Play, Toddler Activities

Happy Friday!  It’s time for our playdate! The kids finally got better this week, so we were outside bird watching, making mud pies in preparation for International Mud Day, and exploring some fun shipped straight to our home (more on that later!) What have you been up to this week? Need some inspiration?  Here are […]

{Play} Weather Blog Hop | Make Your Own Cloud

March 6, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

I’m thrilled to bring you another great blog hop started by one of my kid blogger buddies.  You’ll find so many weather-related activities, crafts, experiments, and play ideas in the linky at the bottom of this post. Our activity was a science experiment: Make Your Own Cloud It was raining last week and Jane and […]

{Play} Colorful Ice Cube Painting

September 15, 2011 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

WARNING:  This project is not for the faint of art! If the thought of messes, stains, vibrant color and irrepressible squealing makes you squirm, stop reading here and hurry over to last week’s post on Water Painting, which is a completely fuss- and mess-free project you and your kids will love just as much as […]