Did you know that plants crave sunlight so much that they will bend to follow it? Kids love this simple visual plant science experiment, and it's one of our favorite simple experiments for kids. Our summer gardening experiment led to several questions about plants. I explained that plants get energy from the sun, and designed this simple experiment to teach my kids how … [Read more...] about Simple Experiments for Kids: Plants and sunlight
Do you have kids who love to play in the snow, but they don't feel well or you just can't keep dressing them up to go out for two minutes? Try bringing in snow to play with indoors! Winter sensory play brilliance! We don't see much snow since we moved to sunny California, but back when we lived in Massachusetts it was a fixture of our lives for months on end. The kids … [Read more...] about Winter Fun for Kids: Bring in the Snow for Winter Sensory Play!
Easy ornaments kids can make by coloring or sewing felt. This week's Virtual Book Club for Kids read is Merry Christmas Mouse! We love this series by Laura Numeroff. This particular book focuses on counting as Mouse adds ornaments to the tree. We are in the middle of a big move, so I thought it would be fun to share this old post featuring simple ornaments kids can make. … [Read more...] about Ornaments for Kids to Color and Sew
Practice shapes and colors with this fun geometric shapes train activity! Free printable to use with felt, colored paper, or crayons or markers. Geometric Shapes Train Like most children, my kids love playing with shapes and they love trains, so I decided to make some shapes for our felt board that they could then use to build a geometric shapes train. Using geometric … [Read more...] about Geometric Shapes Train and Transportation Themed Learning Activities
This is a cool sense of hearing activity for kids. A great companion to the picture book Stellaluna by Janell Cannon. Scroll to the end of the post for more great bat-themed learning activities to go along with this book! Stellaluna by Janell Cannon is this week's picture book for the Virtual Book Club for Kids. Bats use echolocation to get around, so I thought this … [Read more...] about Sense of Hearing Activity for Kids: What Do you “See” with Your Ears?