A fun way to spend any day is to pull out a bottle of bubbles. Those bubbles create amazement and excitement in children of all ages. Here we offer an easy recipe so that you can extend the fun by making your own bubble mix as well as really fun toys to make your bubbles big or little!
Kids Activity Calendar
The art of weaving a good story has been around for thousands of years. Stories have and are told to pass down history, to convey emotions or circumstances, and to ignite one's imagination -- sweeping to a place far, far, away!
This activity helps your child practice counting skills, measuring, estimation, and mastering the concepts of giant and tiny. Pick a landmark (tree in your yard, couch in your living room). Count how many steps it will take to get to the landmark. Now try to guess how many GIANT steps it will take...
Learning should be enjoyable! Try these games that offer opportunities for counting skills, balancing, dexterity (hand/eye coordination) as well as lots of fun. To make things even more entertaining parents and older siblings should join in!
Use a pale blue and the resulting paper makes a great background for a seascape or a sky. Bright green can make a forest. Tan can be a seashore or a desert. Besides backgrounds, these marbled papers can be used as stationery or to cut out glue-on figures for collages, pictures and cards.
Dress up is one of the simplest activities and it often can be overlooked! Take advantage of your child's gifts of imagination. Who "to be" today? Assemble a dress up box for your child. Include items such as:
What child wouldn't love to feel the tug of the wind on a string? Kites have been mentioned throughout history for over two thousand years! Their uses have been extremely varied. Did you know that kites have been used in battles, as a fishing technique, for study of the weather?
Today's experiment will help you see and taste that small, water-soluble molecules -- like color pigments and sugar -- are transported by water through xylem stem to the leaves and flowers of a plant.
Invisible ink has been used to conceal secret messages for a long time. During the Revolutionary War, it wasn't uncommon for a letter to bear an invisible message as well as visible one. One of the techniques for protecting secret information was the use of disappearing inks.
Although most of us think of an apple as something to eat, there are several fun and beautiful craft project that use this versatile fruit -- stamps, wreaths, garlands...