Art & Science: Painting and Experimenting with Watercolors

  One way we beat those long, indoor days is by pulling out the paints!  Snow days, rainy weekends or days off from school always invite a little creativity in our house.  And painting is one of those activities that keeps th...
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Explore the North and South Pole: Books about Polar Animals

Today we are exploring the ends of the Earth (literally!)  If you enjoyed penguin books & resources, you'll LOVE this list of books that feature all types of polar animals! Most of us will never have the opportunity to visit the ...
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Exploring Animals Tracks in Winter

  My kids are not big on going for a walk unless there’s a cool reason for being outside.  For example, a walk to the playground is acceptable but a walk around the block is met with some whining at our house. So in an e...
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15 Ideas for Raising a Scientist

Last week, we explored one of my favorite topics on the Discover & Explore linky -- SCIENCE! I love introducing kid to science - the easy, everyday questions that lead to those amazing discussions when you can see those wheels turning ...
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5 Ways to Make Your Own Dinosaur Fossil Dig

Try these fun ideas for creating your own fossil dig kit and excavation activity at home or in the classroom!Let's face it -- kids love to dig! Whether it's digging a hole at the beach or shoveling their way around the backyard, they w...
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Digging for Dinosaurs -- Learning about Famous Dinosaur Scientists

This week's Discover & Explore linky is going prehistoric to share ideas about Dinosaurs & Fossils! Over the summer, my daughter was able to do a fossil dig during our visit to Mammoth Site in South Dakota.  She had a great ti...
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Awesome Science Books for Kids + a Giveaway

  Welcome to our End of Summer Keep the Kids Reading giveaway!  Our wonderful hosts - Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Literature Reviews - have coordinated more than 60+ blogs that love reading & kids lit for an aweso...
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Solar System Activities for Kids

Have your kids ever asked those amazing questions about the sky and space?  How far away are the stars?  What is life like on another planet?  And what about aliens? Yep, full of curiosity and questions -- such a good thing!...
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Boats, Water Fun and Things that Float for Kids

This week's linky will Discover & Explore Boats, Water Fun & Things that Float! Kids can explore a number of science and engineering ideas by trying to build their own boat and playing around with the concept of sink and float.&nbs...
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Science for Kids: DIY Water Rockets & Physics

Welcome to this week's linky where we will Discover and Explore Space Exploration! Kids are always very intrigued by what they see in the sky and can be captivated as you tell them about rockets, astronauts and the far reaches of the unive...
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5 Fun Firework Activities for Any Time of the Year

  I know most people associate firecrackers with the 4th of July but kids love to see fireworks no matter the time of year!  We had some really fun ideas for easy crafts and activities shared on our Discover & Explore Patrio...
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Science at the Beach & More Kids Activities

Explore a little science at the beach with these fun activities! A day at the beach is what summer dreams are made of when you're a kid -- sandcastles, seashells and splashing in the waves.  But there's also quite a bit of learning tha...
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Build It: Engineering Books & Resoures for Kids

If you have blocks, legos or anything that stacks in the house, I'm sure your child has tried to build something.  Playing around with engineering ideas and principles helps kids to better understand the world around them and how thing...
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Creating Your Own Dinosaur Dig & Learning about Paleontology

  Today we’re featuring our book/activity idea for the Poppins Book Nook, a monthly book club that introduces new books and hands-on fun for your kids.  This month’s theme is Dinosaurs and we’ll be connecting with a number...
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Nature Art & Sensory Play

I love to mix in natural items when we create art projects! For example, this fun art activity of painting the four seasons of a tree using sticks -- it inspires kids to really think outside the box.  There's something about the cont...
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