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101 Kids Activities Book + Fizzing Sidewalk Paint

What would you say to having access to 101 kids activities? Yes, please! The amazing blogging duo of Holly Homer and Rachel Miller of Kids Activities Blog have just published their first book 101 Kids Activities! It’s available NOW for… Continue Reading →

Crafting With Kids: Salt “Glitter” Shape Garland

Glitter isn’t a supply I use often for my own crafts because it is so messy, and I definitely don’t get it out for crafting with my son! But I wanted to do a glitter type activity with him, and… Continue Reading →

Tinkering With littleBits for Little Inventors

We’ve recently been introduced to the fun inventive electronic kits by littleBits, a Make and Takes sponsor. Their kits come with small electronic pieces that fit together magnetically, making it super simple to build mini machines. Or even big machines…. Continue Reading →

10 Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids

My girls love cooking and doing experiments, so food science experiments are like the best of both worlds for them. It’s amazing how many different experiments you can do with a few simple pantry items and foods from the fridge…. Continue Reading →

Favorite 2012 Posts from M&T Contributors

Have I told you how much I love my contributors?! They are the best, some of the most talented writers, bloggers, women in the biz. I’m blessed to have them on my team sharing fabulous content with us all. I’m… Continue Reading →

Lemon Juice Mystery Messages

We’ve already begun our haunting Halloween fun with these Lemon Juice Mystery Messages. I’ve joined up with Q-tips again as a Tipster ambassador and sharing some super spooky science with you. These lemon juice mystery messages are too much fun. Watch our video as… Continue Reading →

Create a Few Fun Climbing Critters

Here’s a fun “craftivity” to try with your kids – paper animals that climb. These climbing critters are a craft your kids can play with, and you can even include some science talk too! Supplies for Climbing Critters: yarn or… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Geocaching, we’re hooked!

We just discovered Geocaching! How have I missed the fun of this search and find sport? This week I decided to look it up and find out what it was all about as my kids are the perfect age for… Continue Reading →

Science Journal: Does it Sink or Float?

We’re getting out our rusty trusty science journal as we make another science observation with today’s activity. Previously, we’ve investigated a tree seed, Observed what happens to snow when we bring it inside, and explored edible science with making butter…. Continue Reading →

Homemade Volcano Erupting Red Hot Lava

We made a fun volcano out of homemade playdough, a bottle, and some red hot lava. Okay, it may not have been hot lava, but those towns people didn’t know what hit’em! They were soaked in colored baking soda and… Continue Reading →

Wiggling Like a Worm

It’s time to move like a worm in this wiggly activity by Dresses and Messes. She’s got all kinds of fun worm activities, helping us learn about these slimy creatures.

Starting a Science Observation Journal

My son is starting to ask all kinds of questions about the world around us. He recently brought home this spikey looking nut from the school playground, asking what it was and wondering what might be inside. So we started… Continue Reading →

Hatching Butterflies

We had fun watching our Caterpillars grow, form their chrysalids, and hatch into beautiful butterflies. The Painted Lady’s were amazing. We cut them fresh flowers and put drops of sugar water on them to drink. Once we let them free,… Continue Reading →

Food Coloring Flowers

Whenever we had white flowers in the house growing up, I’d give them the food coloring treatment. It’s always fascinating to see how this process works with the flowers. I’ve found the Carnation flower works best for this cool science… Continue Reading →

Live Caterpillars are Here

We received our order of Live Caterpillars. We got them from the company called Insect Lore. I wrote about Live Butterfly Gardens earlier. We can’t wait to see what they do. Here they are the day we got them. Here… Continue Reading →

Blowing Bubbles

When it’s warm out, but still too cold for water balloons and kiddie pools, what are we going to do? Blow Bubbles. My kids can blow bubbles for hours out on the front steps. I sit back in my chair… Continue Reading →

Our Easter Grass is Growing Like a Weed

Grass really does grow like a weed. After about 4-5 days, the Easter Grass we planted almost 2 weeks ago was coming up fast. We watched it everyday, watering it and giving it some love. We’ve really enjoyed the egg… Continue Reading →

Growing Easter Grass in Egg Carton Baskets

To get ready for Easter, we’re recycling egg cartons into fun little baskets. Grass seed grows pretty fast, but I am starting 3 weeks early, in hopes to enjoy it a little before Easter is over. Supplies for Growing Easter… Continue Reading →

Painting Toast

This is a really fun project I learned from one of my college Elementary Education classes. It also makes for a great snack too. Painted Toast! Supplies: Bread – this works best if you have white bread, the colors show… Continue Reading →

Cornstarch Packing Pals

What is this cornstarch stuff, you ask? They are biodegradable packing peanuts made out of cornstarch, great for the environment. My kids just went to our local library and did a fun project there that used these cornstarch packing peanuts… Continue Reading →

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