Kids Books about Fractions & Hands-on Math Activities

We have a running joke in our house about the 'bigger half'. My daughter started it when she was younger -- we would ask if she wanted to split a sandwich or cookie with someone and her reply was always "Yes, but I want the bigger half!" We...
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150+ Activities for Year-Round Play & Learning

If you were standing right next to me when I tell you this, I'm sure you would laugh a little because it's hard for me to say it without jumping up & down ... We have written a book! Being an author is a life goal of mine so I'm reall...
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18 Clothespin Math Activities & Games

Math is one of those topics that many kids find easier to learn if they can DO something with it. Instead of just working problems on a worksheet, learning becomes hands-on when you sort coins, pull out the tape measure or build items ...
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15 Things to Craft & Make Using Newspapers

Even though we only get the newspaper once a week, we always seem to have a pile of it lying around the house or tossed in the recycle bin.In fact, that was my inspiration for our DIY Eiffel Tower project!Why go out and spend money on build...
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Exploring the Parts of a Flower: A Science Project for Kids

Today we are going to have a look INSIDE nature at the parts of a flower with a fun hands-on science project – flower dissection and pollination.As Spring sets in, we are all treated to blossoming trees and beautiful flowers.I'm sure your...
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12 Amazing Citizen Scientist Projects for Kids

Happy Earth Day! I love days like today -- everyone across the globe can celebrate together regardless of their location, religion or beliefs -- because we all love the planet we live on :) We've already shared a great list of eco-friendl...
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How to Build the Eiffel Tower: An Engineering Project for Kids

How to Build the Eiffel Tower: An Engineering Project for Kids

Challenge your kids to an engineering project by building the Eiffel Tower using newspapers!This past week, I was looking for a fun engineering project for us to do over Spring Break.Both of my kids loved to build with blocks and Legos when...
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5 Ways to Inspire Kids to Go Green

"We have not inherited the Earth from our fathers, we are borrowing it from our children." ~ Lester Brown   Being eco-friendly takes on a whole new meaning when you read this statement. As parents, we all work so hard to provide ou...
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Make Your Own Tinker Box & Build Robots {STEM Project for Kids}

My kids love to learn how things work! You will frequently find them taking things apart or weilding a screwdriver to help Dad with projects around the house. And yes, we have had our own share of mishaps as a result of their explorations...
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Sandpaper Science: Take a Peek Inside Nature

Sometimes the weather makes it difficult to connect with nature. And the winter months present several challenges -- nature is no longer in 'full bloom' and cold weather has set in which usually means less time outside. But I love a good ...
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20 Science Experiments You Can Do in a Jar

We're starting a new monthly series on the blog today -- A Year of Simple Science Experiments! Each month, we'll feature some fun science projects that can easily be done at home or in the classroom.  These hands-on activities will g...
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20 Things to do with a Deck of Cards

Get creative with these 20 fun things to do with a deck of cards!Have you ever needed an activity to keep the kids busy while you're out to dinner or waiting at the doctor's office?  You know, something you could keep in your purse or ...
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Science Projects for Kids: Notebooks & Journals

Have you ever visited the zoo with the kids -- they look at the animals, play around, you talk to them about various things -- and then you're home for a hour or so and the questions begin... Why do the monkeys comb each other?  ...
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Groups of Animals: Science Printables for Kids

We always seem to have great animal encounters on our outings & vacations.  And not just ONE animal.  Nope -- we seem to see large groups of animals.  A few years ago, we saw moose and big horn sheep on a trip to the Ro...
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The Amazing Scents of Christmas: A Sensory Activity for Kids

Have you ever had an experience where a certain smell brings back memories? It happens to me every year at this time -- the scents of Christmas take me back to years past. The wonderful aroma of cookies, the amazing smell of a fresh tree --...
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