18 Awesome Ocean Activities for Kids

18 Awesome Ocean Activities for Kids

We are going under the sea today to explore ocean zones , marine animals and more with these amazing STEM ocean activities that are perfect for a little summer learning!The underwater world is so intriguing to kids (and adults for that mat...
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36 Summer Sensory Experiences

36 Summer Sensory Experiences

Explore some of these summer sensory activities this year with your kids no matter what their age! My kids are "touchers" -- as in, they always put their hands on things.   When they were young, I can't tell you how many times I sai...
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Layers of the Ocean Habitat Project: Under the Sea Science

Layers of the Ocean Habitat Project: Under the Sea Science

Learn about oceans zones and layers of the sea with this hands-on animal habitat science project!Every summer, we seem to gravitate toward ocean science projects and learning about the various ocean layers and animals .My kids have always ...
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Musical Games for Kids: Songs from Around the World

Musical Games for Kids: Songs from Around the World

Inspire an interest in culture & geography with this fun musical game for kids!I'm always looking for fun ways to integrate a little geography into our lives -- especially hands-on activities that allow us to use maps !So when our frie...
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27 Sidewalk Chalk Learning Games & Activities for Summer

27 Sidewalk Chalk Learning Games & Activities for Summer

Grab your favorite sidewalk chalk and do some learning this summer!At the end of the school year, I always spend some time stocking up for Summer fun.I like to do a quick assessment of items that need to be added based on the kids' developm...
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DIY Sundial for Kids

DIY Sundial for Kids

For years I've been saying that it would be cool to have a sundial in the yard! First, I operate my 'sundial' time more than by a clock -- you know, the "it's just about the right time" kind of time :) Hehe :) No, really it's more for the i...
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The Best Books to Read with a Magnifying Glass

The Best Books to Read with a Magnifying Glass

Sometimes sitting down with "just a book" can be a little overwhelming for kids.  All those words and pages -- especially if they're just starting to read or not overly crazy about reading. And then there's the whole sitting part of re...
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Rocks & Minerals: A Fun Testing Experiment for Kids

Rocks & Minerals: A Fun Testing Experiment for Kids

Today we are combining our Outdoor Science activities and our Simple Science Experiment series to share a fun geology experiment -- Rock Testing for Kids!One of the easiest science activities to do with kids is studying rocks and minerals.I...
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Using Math to Create the Star Wars Galaxy {with free printable!}

Using Math to Create the Star Wars Galaxy {with free printable!}

With May the Fourth (be with you!) coming next week, we're teaming up with some geeky blogging friends to share Star Wars activities for everyone!In addition to being Star Wars fans, we also love cool STEM activities that are related to our...
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Geography for Kids: 8 Awesome Atlases

It's so important for kids to understand (and appreciate!) geography these days!  The world has become a much smaller place now that social media has taken a front seat in our lives.  It seems to be a daily discussion at our hous...
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12  Earth-themed Lego STEM Projects

12 Earth-themed Lego STEM Projects

My kids have this fascination with taking indoor toys outside to play -- trading cards, dolls, building kits -- you name it! They also think they can bring outdoor toys inside -- basketballs I'll allow but I draw the line at hula hoops ;) W...
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Easy Science for Kids: The Lemon Battery

We always love to find easy science experiments that we can do at home! And when I mean easy, I'm talking the quick set-up with very few items type of science :) Those types of experiments seem to be plentiful when you're studying botany/...
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Moon Activities for Kids: 3D Phases of the Moon Project

Enjoy learning about the moon's phases with this hands-on moon activity for kids!When my son brought home his Phases of the Moon project from school, he wasn't very happy.I thought he'd be thrilled with this activity - the whole "school per...
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Refraction & Light Experiments: Easy Science for Kids

Learn about refraction of light with this easy science experiment that can be done at home or in the classroom.Our easy science experiments are back and this week, we're adding a touch of 'magic'!In my experience, you can AMAZE kids with tw...
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Reading Tips & the Best Books for Kids

In our home, helping the kids learn to read was what we called 'a full contact sport'.  Constant movement. Non-stop questions. Continuous encouragement (and honestly, even some arguing). It was not an easy task.  Both of our ...
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