As part of our study of Ireland, we talked about rainbows as they are part of the mythical history of Leprechauns and are also frequently found in Ireland. When I visited Ireland in 2015, it pretty much rained at least a few minutes every day. My oldest (3.5 years) is very much into simple science … Continue reading Skittles Rainbow Melt: STEM Science Experiment
Australia has about 140 species of land and over 30 water snakes. Around 100 are considered venomous, but only around 12 are likely to be fatal. As we studied Australia in January, I thought it would be interesting to include as a STEM experiment. I saw this experiment years ago and wanted to try it. … Continue reading Fire Snake: STEM Science Experiment
The Dead Sea borders Israel, the West Bank and Jordan. It is more than 400 meters below seal level and is the lowest point on dry land. It is over 1/3 salt, and this hypersaline water makes floating easy. I love science and thought this fun experiment would be a great way to teach some … Continue reading Dead Sea Salt Experiment – Learn About Density
Since my day job is to teach nursing students, I love finding fun ways to teach about the human body. I find it even more challenging to teach these concepts to a three-year-old, but this activity was a hit! Our last co-op with Mama's Happy Hive was all about the human body, and I had so much … Continue reading Plastic Bag Lungs – Hands on Activity!
Water beads are my go-to for many sensory and learning activities. I wanted an activity to visualize the different parts of the human blood, and water beads fit the purpose perfectly. I used red/pink beads for the red blood cells, white for the white blood cells, crush yellow beads for platelets and water with a … Continue reading My Blood & Kidneys – Sensory Learning Activity
I was homeschooled growing up and my mother found creative ideas to teach us different concepts - this is even more impressive in pre-pinterest and blogging age, before the internet! I remember her doing this activity with me using beans and pasta, and although I was around 8 or 9, I remember it vividly. Understandably, … Continue reading Jello Cell – Biology Activity for Kids
I can't remember buying chalk for a long time, but somehow I have a whole box of it. Another mama suggested turning old sticks into powder and adding water to make your own chalk paint, so that is what I did! I used a cheese grater to turn my chalk into powder. I found the … Continue reading Make Your Own Chalk Paint – Upcycle Old Chalk Sticks!
Kids love to make messes. Slime is messy. Kids love slime. I've made slime a couple times with my toddler now, and I've learned a few things. Buy glue with glitter already in it, if you mix it in later it gets everywhere.Don't use a slime recipe with water, the water eventually leaks out of … Continue reading Slime – Easy Recipe
It's been so hot the past couple of days, like 90's and 100's - it's hard to be inspired to leave the house. I saw a Pinterest activity for dogs where you freeze toys in water for the dog to chew out. I thought a similar activity might be fun, but instead of chewing, a … Continue reading Frozen Bug Smash
My toddler has recently started to "read" to me with her books, and over the years we have collected either as hand-me-downs, purchases, gifts, etc a lot of different books. My girl particularly likes the "FE FI FO FUM" part of this book and it's fun to watch how animated she gets. I thought it … Continue reading Growing Magic Beans – Jack & The Beanstalk Activity