The best way to learn about science is by performing your own experiments, but not every family has a full science lab in their garage. These static electricity activities are fun to incorporate into homeschool or do as an after school activity.
Happy spring! This last week was a busy one; we were getting ready for Easter and it was Spring Break. Here are some of the highlights from our week of creative spring-inspired kids’ projects.
This weekend we participated in our local Hayden Library craft fair and we made some glittery paper crafts to “sell” to other kids. Each kid who came received tickets they could use to buy crafts. We had a lot of fun sharing our glittery paper crafts and taking home some other creative projects made by local kids.
The best way to teach kids new interests and skills is by making learning fun! I love finding all sorts of ways to make school fun for my girls. My girls enjoy doing experiments in the kitchen, mixing colored water, learning how plants grow and looking at the stars at night. My oldest daughter hopes to get a telescope someday. STEM activities are another fun way to introduce kids to science. American Girl created Luciana Vega to make learning about space fun for girls. Luciana is an adventurous girl who loves going to space camp and hopes to become an astronaut and visit Mars. Her colorful outfit, space accessories and adventureous interests will make any girl excited to learn about space!
Do you homeschool with a range of kids? Keeping my toddler busy helps the rest of my kids have a productive school time. Here are some of the learning-inspired activities I use for my 2-year-old.
Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate with the people you love! These creative Valentine’s Day kids’ projects, sensory activities and yummy snacks are some fun ways to make the holiday memorable for your family.
One my favorite things about having girls is seeing them enjoy the toys and activities that I loved as a child. American Girl is one of my all-time favorite brands. I loved collecting the American Girl dolls and accessories, making my dolls custom clothing and choosing new outfit sets from the AG catalog. I gave my oldest daughter my Truly Me American Girl doll as soon as she was old enough to take care of her and we’ve grown our collection with several new BeForever Dolls and the WellieWishers Camille and Ashlyn. My girls also enjoy dressing up American Girl’s latest BeForever doll Nanea Mitchell, a Hawaiian girl from 1941.
My girls love doing all sorts of creative activities. These fun sensory and STEM toys encourage learning though play! We can easily include these kid’s activities in our preschool routine at home.
My 2-year-old boy loves going outside and learning new life skills, all the while running and climbing. Here are some ideas suited to entertain a 2-year-old boy and help him learn through adventures and interactive play!
One of my favorite things about cold weather is the cozy accessories and back to school gear that we stock up on every year. Backpacks can also double as fashion accessories for kids to tote their toys around in. These trendy fashion picks are fun for a wide range of ages and any girl who loves dressing up and accessorizing.
Learning how to swim is a great skill kids can use year round and swimming lessons are especially important for water safety. Sun Tail Mermaid fins are a fun way to encourage kids to learn how to swim and get comfortable around water.
My kids love collecting tiny toys. They enjoy adding to sets they already have and they love setting up little play sets and making up story lines. My girls typically are able to play pretend around age 3, and now that both my girls are older than 3 they have lots of fun playing together and setting up their toys. We recently discovered some fun play sets from Wicked Toys that feature re-imagined mini versions of the Cabbage Patch dolls. My girls loved checking out the details of these miniature Little Sprouts play sets and also discovering which surprise creatures were inside their Egg Babies!