Take a can or orange juice from the freezer and set it on the counter for a few minutes. That cold, sugary-looking coating on the outside of the can is frost. Scrape some into your hand. Did it melt into water? Where did the frost on the outside of the can come from? Did it appear out of thin air?
Does your child love the single serving packages of instant oatmeal? He can cook them all by himself -- just measure the water and one package of oatmeal; then microwave. There is only one drawback. The price. Here's the solution! Make your own individual serving packages with your child. Let him choose his favorite varieties.
Freezing and melting is a mystery to young children. Have your child watch the butter melting on warm toast. Draw attention to ice cubes disappearing in a glass of water. Watch ice cream turn into a liquid mess. Discuss the concept of some solid things melting in warmer temperatures.
Snowflakes are formed when water vapor in the air cools and condenses into drops of water. Then each drop freezes into a tiny ice crystal around an even tinier speck of dust in the air. The snow crystals are smaller than the period at the end of this sentence.
We've often pondered where all those sock mates run off to. While you are waiting patiently for them to return here is something fun to do with those left behind! This game is perfect for all ages and can be adjusted by skill level to allow for several to play together at the same time (a must in our homes)! Young children are thrilled at their ability to "score!"
Avast 'ye land lubbers! It's time to seek out the buried treasure! Children love to play pirates. You can add even more fun by dressing up -- bandannas, scarves, ruffles and dress up capes are perfect! Judge your child's skill level and then choose the version of play below.
Whether you are trying to make special presents for loved ones, developing your child's fine motor skills and his sense of creativity, or just finding something for the kids, to do painting is always a no-fail solution.
This is one of those projects that is limited only by your imagination. Children have plenty of that! Help your child pick out some of her favorite characters -- from coloring books, favorite stories, print out pages off the 'net, magazines, or even those she draws herself!
Who doesn't love this tasty camping treat?" But we're not outdoors," you may protest. No problem! There are many different ways you can make these without a campfire. This particular version is the quickest of all! Even the youngest can join in, spreading their own chocolate and slapping the layers together.