15 Play & Learning Ideas: Science Exploration Activities

15 Play & Learning Ideas: Science Exploration Activities

Inspire your kids to explore science with these play & learning ideas and activities! If you've ever watch children play, you can see how much fun they have pretending.  Sometimes they are building social skills or practicing the...
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Christmas Around the World Activity {with free printable game!}

Christmas Around the World Activity {with free printable game!}

Christmas is a wonderful time to introduce your kids to traditions and cultures from around the world! If you think about many of the holiday traditions you have in your family, I'll bet they were handed down through generations and have s...
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A Global STEM Activity & Family Service Project

A Global STEM Activity & Family Service Project

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #40Pounds #CollectiveBias   I'm sure the last month at your home has been a whirlwind like ours -- all the craziness that co...
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Outdoor STEM: How Long are Your Small Intestines?

Outdoor STEM: How Long are Your Small Intestines?

Use this super fun & easy outdoor science activity to show kids just how long their small intestines are and learn a little about the human body too! This activity gets a few bonus points from us!  First, it's a STEM activity (a li...
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40 Outdoor Scavenger Hunts for Kids {w/free printables!}

40 Outdoor Scavenger Hunts for Kids {w/free printables!}

Inspire your kids with these awesome outdoor scavenger hunts (many with free printables!) and time outside will soon be something that happens on a regular basis! It's those long school days that always get me thinking about how much time o...
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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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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' deve...
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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!}

Enjoy this FREE printable Star Wars math activity (and sneak in some learning) while you celebrate Star Wars Day on May the 4th (be with you!) In addition to being Star Wars fans, we also love cool STEM activities that are related to favor...
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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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