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A few years ago I traded an academic career in chemistry to homeschool my three kids. I write about science, coding, engineering, and math activities for kids.

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Film Canister Rocket Fireworks Painting

Create colorful art while doing an exciting science experiment! Making film canister rocket fireworks is the perfect way to add a little bit of art into a fun STEM activity. At the end of this article you will find several more patriotic science activities [...]

Exploding Baggie Dry Ice Science Experiment

The exploding baggie science trick is always a huge crowd-pleaser. Add dry ice to this classic science experiment and it's an instant hit! The exploding baggie dry ice experiment is an easy and exciting way to teach kids about pressure and changing states of matter. [...]

Coding With a Board Game: Robot Turtles

Teach young children to code through a simple board game and learn a few Robot Turtles variations in the process! Getting very young children a head start into the world of computers and coding can be a juggling act. On one hand, the computer can [...]

Pirate Treasure Greater Than Less Than Activity

Some math concepts are more difficult for kids to grasp than others. That's why it's so important to provide them with fun hands-on ways to practice! This free pirate treasure greater than less than activity is perfect for kindergarten and first grade math centers, [...]

Dry Ice Film Canister Rocket

Making a film canister rocket is a thrilling science experiment to teach children about pressure, states of matter, and chemical reactions. There is nothing better than the anticipation of waiting for a film canister rocket to take off at any moment! This time we [...]

Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment for Kids

Use leftover Easter egg dye or cups of colored vinegar to create bright and colorful process art while doing a fun and easy kitchen science experiment. This baking soda and vinegar experiment engages kids' creativity and imagination and is perfect for ages 4-8. Setting Up [...]

Animal Alphabet Flashcards

These amazing interactive animal alphabet flashcards add a huge WOW factor to learning the alphabet! Pair the cards with the free app and the animals come to life! Learn about animals from A to Z, watch them eat, hear the sounds they make, watch them [...]

Sprout a Bean Seed in a Bag

Growing a bean seed in a bag is an easy and engaging way for young children to learn some of their first lessons in plant biology! Each day they can check the progress of their seed and watch as it changes from a tiny [...]

Skittles Rainbow | STEM for St Patrick’s Day

Making a Skittles rainbow is a bright and colorful project that will thrill the kids and engage their creativity. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day, springtime, or anytime you need a quick and easy kitchen science experiment. Scroll to the end of this post to [...]

14 Valentine’s Day Science Activities for Kids

This Valentine’s Day gather your little scientists together and get ready for some heart-filled science fun! If you teach in a classroom or at home you need to add 14 Super Cool Valentine's Day Science Activities to your library. My brand new Valentine's Day science [...]

How Arctic Animals Stay Warm

Learning about how arctic animals stay warm in temperatures well below freezing is fascinating. This hands-on winter science experiment gives kids a very corporeal understanding of how animals like polar bears, penguins, seals, whales, and walruses have adapted to live in some of the harshest [...]

Snow Science | Expanding Snowman

Thrill the kids by doing a fun winter snow science experiment. Amazing, simple, and surprising snowman science you can do in the comfort of your warm home. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. How many times have [...]

Gingerbread House Building | STEM for Kids

The kids will love this simple gingerbread house STEM project! Create engineering masterpieces by designing and building unique and edible structures. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. The holiday season calls for gingerbread, and lots of it! This gingerbread [...]

No-Fail Slow Cooker Gluten Free Chili

Cook up a batch of easy slow cooker gluten free chili this winter! This chili is healthy, hearty, and easy to make. Make it gluten free and vegan, too! This no-fail gluten free chili is the one recipe that I am really, truly proud [...]

Write and Wipe Math Cards | Bobbing for Apples

Make your own bobbing for apples math game using these free write and wipe math cards. Great for use practicing math facts, sight words, spelling, and more! *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. With summer coming to an end [...]

Hatch Your Own Pokemon Eggs

Use a classic science experiment to make and hatch Pokemon eggs using simple kitchen supplies. The perfect STEM activity for Pokémon fans everywhere! *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. My kids have been completely Pokémon-crazed since the release [...]

Teach Kids Binary in One Simple Step

Easily teach kids binary using a free binary app and fun binary puzzles! Kids learn and practice binary in a fun, creative, and hands-on way. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. A computer science education is literacy for the [...]

Salt Water Experiment | Ocean Science for Kids

This super easy salt water experiment is the perfect kitchen science experiment to teach kids about the density of salt versus fresh water. With summer approaching and beach trips planned it's a great time to learn about how salty ocean water is different from [...]

Magic Hidden Treasure Molds

What kid doesn't LOVE searching for magic hidden treasure? Add frothy, foamy, colorful bubbles and this science activity for kids is irresistible! *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. What kid doesn't love hunting for hidden treasure? Add a colorful [...]

10 Helpful Phrases to Say After Miscarriage

10 Helpful phrases to say after miscarriage in addition to other practical advice about what to do and what to avoid after a friend has a miscarriage. "BEN, I'M LOSING THE BABY!" I screamed in frantic desperation. I wanted him to come rescue me, [...]

Kids’ Color Mixing App

Science Kiddo's own fun and simple kids Color Mixing App makes learning about your computer's colors as easy as R-G-B! Color mixing science for kids. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Hi, everyone, it’s the Science Dad (Ben) here, [...]

Blow Dart Painting

Ready. Aim. Fire! It's time for blow dart painting. Hilariously fun, creative, and active, this art activity for kids is all about the process. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. We love creating art in all types of ways [...]

Leprechaun Ice Cream for St. Patrick’s Day

This St. Patrick's Day surprise your kids with tasty leprechaun ice cream at the end of the rainbow. Making this sweet treat also teaches them cool science! *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. This St. Patrick's Day surprise your [...]

28 Days of STEM Giveaway!

During the month of February I participated in an awesome blog series called 28 Days of Hands-On STEM Activities for Kids. Every day during February more than 25 bloggers shared over 60 ideas for science, technology, engineering, and math activities. To celebrate this awesome series [...]

Screen-Free Coding for Preschool and Kindergarten

Screen-free and hands-on activities to teach coding for preschool and kindergarten. Play board games, make binary code jewelry, and invent secret spy codes. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. I keep hearing about teaching young children, even preschoolers, to [...]

Salt Dough Valentines | Spin Art Heart Magnets

Because many of our friends have dietary restrictions we decided to hand out non candy valentines this year. The salt dough valentines we created are unique, bright, and colorful. They cost almost nothing to make and they are useful and pretty, too! The kids [...]

Science and Art for Valentine’s Day

Creating colorful ice hearts is the perfect creative Valentines science activity to do with kids of all ages. This vibrant Valentine's Day science project works great whether you are planning a class party or just looking for an easy and fun activity to do at [...]

Fishing for LEGO Ice Minifigures

Be a superhero and rescue the LEGO ice minifigures from drowning in freezing water using science! Learn why salt melts ice and engage in imaginative play. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. HELP! The LEGO minifigures are drowning in [...]

Flying Cupids | Static Electricity for Valentine’s Day

Playing and experimenting with static electricity provides children with some of their earliest hands-on physics lessons.  This is an easy Valentine's Day science activity where the kids make Cupid fly using static electricity. Get your balloons and your crazy hair ready! Flying Cupids *This post [...]

Valentine’s Day Science | Magic Milk Hearts

Magic milk is one of our favorite science activities because of the endless possibilities for creation. Add some heart shapes and you have a Valentine's Day science activity that is irresistible! The kids love watching the colors erupt, scatter, and mix. It is sometimes [...]

Snow Paint | Winter Color Mixing Science

Play with the snow, but stay warm inside this winter by making snow paint. Experiment with color mixing, create beautiful art, and learn snow science. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. When I was a kid one of [...]

Fizzy Snow | Process Art and Science

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Too wet to go out, And too cold to play ball, So we sat in the house, We did nothing at all. The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss If the weather has [...]

Easy Fake Snow | Sensory Science for Kids

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Now you can play in the snow year-round, inside, no matter where you live. It's easy to make your own fake snow whenever you get the craving for winter play. All you need is [...]

Glitter Glow in the Dark Ornaments

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Who says the Christmas tree has to be dark when the Christmas lights go off? How about decorating the tree this year with these super-easy-to-make glow in the dark ornaments? In the light they [...]

Gumdrop Graphs | Candy Math

This week we did a very simple math activity as part of our special Gumdrop STEM blog hop. My kids are currently five and two years old, respectively, so I wanted to do a simple home learning activity without too many tricky parts. Luckily for [...]

Candy Cane Play Snow | Winter Sensory Fun

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Winter...Frost outside, fire in the fireplace, soup on the stove, the scents of evergreen and peppermint in the air. We are finding ourselves inside a lot more these days, grateful to be cozy and [...]

Borax Crystal Nature Ornaments | Christmas Science

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. This season we have made so many fun Christmas decorations with the kids! Things that we are proud to display around our house like Christmas window gel clings and our snowy snowman. After we [...]

eBook Bundle on Sale Now! (89% Off)

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Good news! The sale you have been waiting for is here. If you are a parent, a grandparent, or a caregiver of any kind, you are going to want to check this out. This [...]

Construction Play With Bunchems | Creative Building

The benefits of building, engineering, and construction play are well established. Kids that engage in this kind of play enhance problem solving skills, fine motor skills, and spacial skills, as well as develop a heightened capacity for creative, divergent thinking. There may also be [...]

Paper Fliers | Rainy Day Boredom Busters

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. With cold and rainy weather upon us it's essential to have some go-to rainy day activities for inside play and learning! This Spring we did an outdoor engineering challenge with paper airplanes where we [...]

Easy Borax Crystal Ornaments | Christmas Science

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Easily make your own borax crystal ornaments for Christmas this year. They only require two ingredients and they turn out shiny, sparkly, and gorgeous. These borax crystal ornaments make awe-inspiring homemade gifts for friends [...]

Glow in the Dark LEGO Minifigures

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. It was early. As I navigated my way through the dark room to get to the computer it happened again. I doubled over, holding my foot while I screamed out in pain, cursing all [...]

Spin Art Spiderwebs

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Salad spinners aren't just for leafy greens anymore. This week we plastered our salad spinner with a rainbow of colored paint. We made inexpensive Halloween decorations with it. We learned science with it. We [...]

Spooky Levitating Puppets | Halloween Science

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Sometimes I feel like Halloween gets a little bit dark and scary for my young kiddos. Even an innocent trip to the grocery store puts them face-to-face with creepy statues, scary sound recordings, and [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Early STEM Education

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. "Scientists and children belong together because they are the best learners in the universe." The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind We want our kids to get [...]

Glow in the Dark Lava Lamp

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. I guarantee you have never made a lava lamp quite like this before! Get ready to entertain the kiddos with this unique glow in the dark lava lamp that looks like a whirling glowing [...]

Rainy Day Activities | Indoor Bubbles

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Stuck inside? Are the kids restless? You have already pulled out all their favorite toys, dress-ups, watched a movie, and baked a snack together. Now what? I've got a secret weapon that is sure [...]

First Day of Homeschool 2015

This year we began our six-year-old's first grade year in the shadows of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson. Obama even made a cameo in a noisy helicopter in the sky. Our kids are curious, inquisitive, self-motivated, and ahead of their grade levels in [...]

Witches’ Brew | Halloween Science for Kids

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Planning a Halloween party this year and need some spooky activities to do? Or just looking for some light-hearted Halloween science experiments to do with the kids? I've got one to add to your [...]

DIY Glow in the Dark Window Gel Clings

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Nothing says Halloween quite like glow in the dark window gel clings. They make the ideal decoration for parties and they are really easy to make yourself! I found some glow in the dark [...]

Top 10 Summer Science Activities for Kids

With summer drawing to a close for many families we wanted to sneak in some fabulous summer science before it's too late! Here are the best and brightest summer science ideas to help you make the most of your summer. Escape the Heat with Summer [...]

Learn With Play

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. BIG NEWS! The Science Kiddo is in a book! I have published exactly two books during my lifetime. The first book was my thesis for my master's degree. The title was Photocycloaddition of Allenes [...]

Summer Ice Slush | Simple Science

Did you know you can make your own delicious ice slush drink without the help of a freezer or a blender? My kids think it so fun to make their own slushy at home 🙂 This is the ideal kitchen science experiment to do [...]

LEGO Summer | Beach Camping Adventure

We just got back from a trip to the beach that didn't go exactly as planned. Have you ever had a vacation like that? I'm guessing you have. Luckily we brought along a secret weapon that literally saved our sanity. It's no secret that [...]

Beach Trip to Florence, Oregon

A couple of weekends ago we spent some time at a friend's beach house in Florence, Oregon. We were expecting a relaxing weekend on the beach. Ya know, sand toys, bubbles, a good book, maybe dabbling in the water. Suntans and swimming suits. Beach stuff. [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Paper Airplane Fun & Learning

There is something irresistible, to kids and adults alike, about paper airplane fun. Once a child learns how to fold and fly a paper airplane, church programs, bus tickets, brochures, and junk mail will spontaneously become small flying toys. Paper airplanes are fantastic for both [...]

Easy Summer Science Experiment for Kids

Sometimes science experiments are complicated and require a lot of materials and detailed instructions. However, science experiments can also be incredibly simple while being just as fun and interesting. With summer fast approaching, today I am sharing an easy summer science experiment that is enjoyable [...]

Build Your Own Cafe | Money Math Practice

Practice money math by setting up your own store or restaurant! Great practice with money math, counting change, adding, subtracting, and store etiquette. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. One of my five-year-old's favorite things to do is to [...]

Simple and Fast Science Experiments

A collection of fast science experiments for busy parents and kids! These simple and fast science experiments are easy to set up, execute, and clean up. You want to do a fun science experiment with your child, but your child has the attention span [...]

Magnet Powered Car | Playful Science

Make science fun and playful by making a magnet powered car! Make a road and see if you can push/pull your car in the right direction without touching it. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Today I didn't [...]

Cargo Bike vs Bike Trailer for Kids

Learn about the differences between a bike trailer and a cargo bike to get your kids and/or gear around town! Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. During the first 14 months of [...]

Frosty Homemade Ice Cream

Use the power of science to make homemade ice cream in a bag! This sweet treat is ready in less than 10 minutes without requiring any special equipment or ingredients. Making homemade ice cream is a tasty addition to our growing list of fun [...]

The New Science Kiddo + Giveaway

Hi Guys! I am unbelievably excited to roll out our new website. This has taken a huge amount of time and work. A special thanks is due to my beautiful sister-in-law, Sadie, who designed everything from the logo to the layout of the website. She [...]

4 Must-Have Science Materials for Kids

People who know that we homeschool and that I have an advanced degree in chemistry often ask me what science materials we use for our children. As you know, my kids are still very young (5 and 2, respectively), and I don't like to spend [...]

Natural Egg Dye + Acid/Base Chemistry

Make your own natural egg dye using red cabbage. Learn amazing acid/base chemistry by painting your eggs with various household materials. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. One of the things I anticipate most about this spring season is dying [...]

Make Your Own pH Indicator Using Red Cabbage

Whether or not you like to eat red cabbage, you are going to love doing science with it by making your own red cabbage pH indicator. This is an amazing kitchen science experiment that turns solutions different colors as if by magic! Making a [...]

Magic Milk | Process Art and Science for Kids

Creating magic milk is an awesome kitchen science experiment and art project for kids to do! It is simple to set up and provides children with a blank canvas on which to create, color, experiment, and learn. Magic Milk as Process Art Process art [...]

Rainbow Paper | Color Science for Kids

Make your own colorful rainbow paper with just three materials! Easy physics demonstration, art project, and science activity for kids of all ages. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Rainbows are one of the most beautiful natural wonders. They [...]

DIY Fire Extinguisher | Baking Soda and Vinegar

In this DIY fire extinguisher science experiment kids will mix two simple kitchen ingredients together to make a small flame go out. This is a quick and impressive kitchen science experiment that will not be forgotten! Why does a candle go out when you blow [...]

Window Gel Clings | Valentine’s Day

Did you know that you can make your own gorgeous heart window gel clings for Valentine's Day? Customize the color, shape, and texture using 100% nontoxic ingredients to make the most squishy, translucent, and colorful window gel clings! In addition to making a beautiful [...]

Ice Art | Winter Science

Kids will love this quick and easy ice art activity! In addition to creating beautiful process art, kids will learn about the interaction between ice and salt as they do this simple kitchen science experiment. The moment I saw these beautiful ice art creations [...]

Party Cloud Dough | Glittery Fizz

Welcome to the most awesome sensory play this side of the Mississippi. It is soft and moldable, yet dry and crumbly. It is made of just two ingredients. After the kids are done shaping it and using it for imaginative sensory play, you can add [...]

The Big Leap | City Living with Kids

It's amazing how one tiny decision can change your life. Last week I talked about how we gave up our car, almost on a whim, and bought bikes and transit passes instead. After a year of carfree living in the suburbs we decided to take [...]

The Day I Gave Up on Homeschool

Have you ever had one of those days? Ya know, the kind of day where you wonder why in the world you ever thought it was a good idea to homeschool? Or why you thought it was a good idea to have kids in the [...]

Borax Crystal Snowman | Winter Science Craft

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. We made the most adorable sparkly borax crystal snowman this week. He would be perfect sitting on a mantel or as a table centerpiece. Not only is he cute, but he is educational as [...]

The Best of Saturday Science 2014

Today we are doing something fun for our Saturday Science Linkup. I mean, Saturday Science is always fun, but today it is extra special. Today everyone who hosts this fun linkup will be highlighting their most popular Saturday Science posts from the entire year of [...]

Soda Can Submarine | Diving and Surfacing

Try this experiment with a soda can submarine to find out how a real submarine dives and surfaces. This is a quick and easy kitchen science experiment that the kids will want to repeat over and over again! Making a Soda Can Submarine *This [...]

Why Salt Melts Ice | Easy Science for Kids

Fishing for ice is a fun, easy, and quick kitchen science experiment for kids of all ages. Learn how salt melts ice and why people spread salt on their icy stairs and walkways during the winter. Why Salt Melts Ice Usually water freezes at [...]

Spirograph | Math Fun for Kids

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Kids learn by playing. I had a pediatrician turn to my oldest son when he was four and tell him, "Your most important job is to play, OK?" As kids play their brains pick [...]

Why Don’t Water and Oil Mix? | Colorful Bombs

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Want an easy science experiment that will keep your preschooler's mind and hands busy for awhile? Well, here it is! I don't know any kid that can resist the fun of food coloring, especially [...]

LEGO Math | Place Value

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. We love playing with LEGO at our house. My son asks for new LEGO sets for every birthday and Christmas and then builds and rebuilds his creations during quiet time. I have recently harnessed [...]

Candy Math and Science

Sometimes we end up with way more candy than I want my kids eating. Luckily, candy isn't just for eating anymore! Using the fantastic ideas below you can now use candy to do kitchen science experiments, build complex structures, and play candy math games! [...]

Foam Block Engineering Challenge

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Today I have a very simple engineering activity for you to try. We love to play with blocks, LEGO, and ZOOB at our house - anything that gets the kids thinking creatively, critically, and [...]

Slime Science

You are constantly telling your child not to pick their nose. But who can resist rolling something sticky, wet, and squishy between their fingers? I've got a solution that will satisfy both kids and parents. Slime It's an incredible sensory experience for the kids as [...]

Which Witch is a Real Witch?

A Lesson in Density and the Middle Ages Our experiment today involves three suspected witches. We are going to scientifically determine how many of these suspected witches are actual, real life witches through the phenomenon of the floating egg. This experiment was inspired by [...]

Bubble Prints

As a follow up to our dry ice experiments post, I wanted to show you how to do bubble prints without the need for dry ice. I like the way the dry ice bubbles are so big and plentiful, but you can certainly make some [...]

7 Ways to Play with Dry Ice + Water

We are totally getting our mad scientist on up in here. Bwha-ha-ha-ha-ha! Last year we made our Magic Bubbling Potion with dry ice and water for the first time, which was a huge hit. This year we added even more fun. SEVEN TIMES the fun. [...]

Halloween Window Gel Clings

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. My house still says it is spring, but the cooler weather, the changing leaves, and my five-year-old say it is fall. Yikes. Time to pull out some autumn and Halloween decorations! Back in April [...]

You Can Learn Anything

How many times has somebody praised you for being smart or for being good at something? How does it feel? When I was a kid I was known for being good at lots of things. I was athletic. I was smart, always at the top [...]

Mentos + Diet Coke

Ready for a fun and sticky explosion? You have come to right place. This is one of the most popular demos to do since Steve Spangler popularized it in 2005. The materials are cheap and accessible. The explosion is impressive. Give it a try for [...]

Homeschool Schedule

I finally sat down and made a really complicated schedule for our homeschool days. Are you ready to hear it? It's really crazy. 30 minutes of reading 30 minutes of math 30 minutes of science/art or whatever other project we want to do And look, [...]

Why We Homeschool

Whew, the big question, right? Why we homeschool. We get asked this all the time. I have written and rewritten this article at least three times now. Sometimes it's really difficult to pinpoint exactly why you do the things you do. I think my answer [...]

Water Power

The dog days of summer are upon us. We have been playing in water of one form or another every single day. There is the beach, the splash parks, the sprinklers, the swimming pools...and science experiments. This experiment, constructed of very simple supplies, demonstrates how [...]

DIY Squishy Window Gel Clings

Make your own squishy and vibrantly colorful window gel clings using three kitchen ingredients. Taste-safe art and science activity for kids of all ages. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Window gel stickers? Window jellies? Window gels? Window gel [...]

Magic Balloon Bottle

We love to blow things up around here. But what about sucking things in? This is an experiment that often surprises the kiddos because they don't often get to see a balloon get pulled inside out. Ready to startle the kids? Let's get started.Total Time: [...]

GAK Attack!

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Ah, Halloween.The time for all kinds of slimy, gooey, gross things to be honored and celebrated. Personally, I don't care for the slimy variety, but I am betting your kids do. So let's learn how [...]

Brain Eating Parasite

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Your kids are going to love watching a styrofoam cup disappear right before their eyes as it is seemingly eaten by a harmless liquid. This liquid is any variety of citrus essential oil. Not only [...]

Magic Bubbling Potion

Halloween is just around the corner and we have some very FUN and CREEPY experiments planned. Today's experiment is making a magic bubbling potion. It's very simple, yet very, very fun! Total Time: You can set this one up in about 5 minutes, but it [...]

How Much Air Can Your Lungs Hold?

This week we discovered how much air our lungs can hold by building our own spirometer. We did this activity before I did any research about how much air lungs should hold, so I was little bit surprised by the results! Lungs can hold way [...]

Make a Straw Pan Flute

For our art project this week we combined a craft with music and math to make a little pan flute! It was super easy and really fun. The best part is that when Tommy "plays" his flute by blowing over the straws it makes sounds, [...]

8 Ways to Teach Your Child to Love to Read

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Some kids naturally LOVE to read. Other kids need a little bit more help and guidance as they learn to love reading. Why is it so important that a child loves to read? [...]

12 Simple Ways to Learn Math On-the-Go

Lately I have noticed how many math skills my son has picked up as we walk and bus around town. We are constantly learning math on the go! He is always noticing numbers, counting, and doing simple addition and subtraction: things we have never "formally" [...]