Experiments, Inexpensive and Versatile, STEM Resources

Introducing Science through making Ice Cream

We've had some unusually HOT days this fall, which made for a great excuse to make and EAT some of my favorite dessert - ice cream! This turned out to be a really fun activity to do with the kids and I highly recommend using SCIENCE as your next excuse to make and eat ice… Continue reading Introducing Science through making Ice Cream

Experiments, Inexpensive and Versatile, Nature, STEM Resources

Make your own Explorer Packs for Nature Exploration with the Kids

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon Associate and may earn from qualifying purchases made from the links in this post at no additional cost to you. Many of the items we selected for sample collection had fallen to the ground. I do not recommend teaching your children to collect live plants from the parks that you visit,… Continue reading Make your own Explorer Packs for Nature Exploration with the Kids

Art Crafting, Inexpensive and Versatile, Math and Numbers, STEM Resources, Tips and Tricks

Finger Counting Math Sheets

My preschooler LOVES math.  She is learning and understanding simple addition and subtraction.  I found this simple math project years ago and I loved it because it also incorporates a little bit of art and crafting, which my child also LOVES.  I do not know the official name for this project because I no longer… Continue reading Finger Counting Math Sheets

Inexpensive and Versatile, Math and Numbers, STEM Resources, STEM toys

Learning numbers and early math…

When I think of STEM fundamentals, counting and number recognition tops the list!  Think about all the times you use numbers during the day.  I can think of plenty - telling time, date, year, counting money, when cooking to measure ingredients or turn on my oven, while driving (i.e. speed limits), etc. With two young… Continue reading Learning numbers and early math…

Experiments, Halloween, Inexpensive and Versatile

Leftover Halloween Candy Experiments

Happy Halloween!!!  I love Halloween.  Seeing the smiles on my children's faces when they finally pick out the PERFECT costume, watching them go door to door and then the excitement they have when they get home and check out all the candy that they received.  I remember trick or treating with my brother and some… Continue reading Leftover Halloween Candy Experiments

Fairy Garden, Inexpensive and Versatile, Nature

Building Fairy Bridges…

London bridge is falling down... falling down... falling down... London bridge is falling down, my fair lady!  My toddler started to sing this as I shared the first piece we would make for our fairy garden - a BRIDGE!  My hope, though, is that we don't end up with a 'London bridge'! Since my toddler… Continue reading Building Fairy Bridges…