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This is a project that will definitely motivate your child to take pen to paper. The result is incredible! With this project, you can teach that shading and careful use of line can give a 2D drawing the "illusion" of being 3D.
- White paper
- Black "F" Sharpies
- Colored pencils
1. Draw a curvy line across your paper.
2. Make about 8 dots, unevenly spaced, on...more
Here is an awesome experiment that will most likely see you go through an entire box of tea bags! *Definitely one that requires adult supervision, but sure to be a favorite with kids of all ages.
*make sure this is supervised by an adult at all times, is done in an area with no wind & that you have a fire extinguisher on hand.
To do this yourself you will need:
Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, your favorite pet, and even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud. Words are individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.
This is a fun and educational site for kids. It is a great tool for leisure activities, but also a great resource for the school...more
Here is a great project to help little ones with addition and subtraction. Trace your child's hand, write out the addition and subtraction math problems and watch the fun as those little paper fingers bend with each attempt. (And, of course there is the "High 5" at the end of the activity!)more
Sometimes math is just plain fun...and delicious! Take advantage of the month of October to introduce this fun pumpkin candy building challenge to your kids. It incorporates STEM concepts in a fun and challenging manner. Grab a bag of candy pumpkins and some toothpicks and let the building begin!
This fun project comes way of...more
Indian corn makes a lovely seasonal appearance this time of year. What happens if you put Indian corn in a pan of water? Indian corn is a decorative hard shelled and colorful corn that is available in the fall at grocery stores, orchards or farmers markets. Place a cob in water and let your kids watch the wonder of nature in action!more
Who knew that craft sticks, blocks and cups could be so interesting? Extend the play and learning with these fun engineering challenges. Stacking craft sticks on top of plastic cups allows you to build a much more vertical structure than what you can make with cups alone. Add blocks to learn about balance and defying gravity!
Plastic Cups 3 oz. size
Looking for a fun activity for the gang? A robot station is a great idea that is guaranteed to get those creative juices flowing! Using blocks of wood and miscellaneous metal pieces, including hardware, will give the creations an industrial look that will appeal to your builders, both young and old. Taking the time to gather interesting building materials will make this an activity a favorite of your kids.more
- Warm water
- Plate (medium to large)
Have the children make a circle with different colored skittles on a round plate. (It works the best...more
Can you think of a way of cleaning dirty water using the sun? How about getting salt out of water using the sun? In this activity, you will be making a "solar still" that's able to do just that!
What You Need:
- A wide plastic basin
- A smaller jar or glass for collecting the clean water
- A large piece of transparent plastic—plastic wrap works
- String or rubber band to hold plastic in...
This DIY math game for kids is a great learning tool for kids who learn well by moving their whole bodies. Do you have one of those kids?
Here’s how to make a place value game to reinforce math concepts—from the place value of a hundred thousand down to one. (This also could be modified for younger learners!) You can adapt it to your needs.