Creative Gift Ideas that Feed Your Child's Passions

I'm one of those parents that still believes in surprises during the holidays. As in, I tell my kids you can make that Christmas list as loooong as you want to but there will be a few things under the tree that you never knew you wante...
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50 FREE Forest Animal Crafts & Activities

When I was a child, I can remember spending HOURS exploring the woods behind our house.My brother, sister and I (along with our neighborhood friends) would hike back to this forested area and walk through the creek, play games and hope to e...
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18 Leaf Science Experiments & Projects

Fall is the season for leaf crafts, leaf science experiments & more colorful outdoor learning!You know me -- I'm all about EASY when it comes to projects and what's easier than walking out your door and rounding up a handful of leaves ;...
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Science & Art: The Four Seasons of a Tree

Seasonal art projects for kids that highlight the life cycle of a tree.Fall is starting this week (yea!) so we wanted to celebrate with a fun seasonal activity!When the seasons change, it's a wonderful time to introduce kids to the science ...
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Fun Math Games: Plot Points on a Map Scavenger Hunt

I'm super excited about today's activity!Why?  It's a fun way to get the kids outside PLUS there's some math involved AND there's also an element of surprise! So your kids won't even notice the math & learning that's involved ...
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20 STEM Activities Inspired by Kids Movies

I know a lot of families (including ours!) enjoy seeing some of the new kids movies that come to theaters.And family movie nights are a perfect time to watch some of the classic kids flicks that we may have missed seeing at the thater durin...
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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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How Do Leaves Breathe? A Simple Science Experiment for Kids

Learn how plants breathe with this easy outdoor science activity that makes the invisible visible! I just realized that we haven't shared many Simple Science Experiments lately. Our goal with Simple Science activities is to provide you wi...
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12 Inspiring Science Movies for Kids

Movies about science & inventors is the focus of this week's Summer Movie Series for Kids!There are a number of wonderful films that will inspire children to tinker and create new things -- kids always come up with the most amazing idea...
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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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30 Life Cycle Activities for Animals & Insects

Explore the life cycles of animals and insects with these fun hands-on activities!Did you catch our post on Exploring Animal Habitats earlier this year?Kids just love to explore all the places that animals live and observe their behaviors....
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