Tag: science

  • Christmas Science Experiment –Dancing Bells and Cranberries

    As soon as I read about this Christmas science experiment, I had to try it but the kids were both busy. Dancing bells? I also tried some dried cranberries. I used the excuse of wanting to see how it worked before doing it with them. Truthfully, though, I wanted to try it more than once. The…

  • Candy Cane Science Fun

    Kids are exceptional scientists with wanting to find out already wired into the genes. This candy cane science fun rates almost as appealing as eating one. Kids enjoy doing it more than once to check out the results. The materials needed are one or more candy canes and some bowls or jars. Using glass jars…

  • Homemade Science Kits

    Science kits are a popular gift for kids. Either for homemade science kits, or to add to a purchased one, here are some items for science fun and play. Last month, with the help of little hands, I did a whole series of blog posts on tools kids could use for science so these suggestions…

  • Helen Keller, “Everything is a wonder”

    Today is the birthday of the amazing and courageous Helen Keller, who was left blind and deaf after an illness at the age of 19 months. Lost in a world she could neither hear nor see, she was unable to communicate and in her own words “less than an animal.” With the help and guidance…

  • Science Fun with Mirrors

    A quick check at a thrift store included a 50 cent treasure that led to some science fun with mirrors. A mirror is a great item for a science kit for kids. When Big Sister found a small case with a mirror front for her and Little Sister to share, little did we know it…

  • Science Fun with String for Kids

    String hoarders beware–kids can have lots of science fun with string so you might need to guard your supply. Set out some pieces of string, yarn, or even shoelaces with other toy or materials for your child. String is also a great item for homemade science kits. When your child is ready, here are some…

  • Science Fun with Straws for Kids

    Kids discover all on their own lots of science fun with straws so they become another great choice for a homemade science kit and easy science experiments. Sometimes, before they are a year old, babies will figure out how to sip from a straw. Figuring out how to blow in a straw takes longer, but…

  • Kids Science Fun in the Kitchen

    A science kit can always use a spoon, especially for kids science fun in the kitchen. It’s pretty hi-tech and no gadget or digital device is as versatile. A spoon is probably the first piece of science equipment used by a child. We don’t think of throwing a spoon off the high-chair as a science…

  • Science and Shadow Play for Kids

    From this day on, days in the Northern Hemisphere will be getting shorter, so take advantage of the light with some science shadow play for kids.   Usually lots of daylight means days are warm as well, so take the shadow play outside. Of course, there won’t be any shadows at noon, or what would…

  • Science Activities with Balloons for Kids

    Birthday parties and celebrations aren’t the only time kids can have fun with balloons. There are some great science activities with balloons for kids.Just watching a balloon get bigger and bigger as an adult blows into it is exciting for kids. After blowing up a balloon, before tying it closed, hold the neck of it…