Sound Waves: DIY Musical Instruments

There are so many natural ways to make sounds and learn about the vibrations that bring music to our ears. Β With these 3 simple projects, your kids can make their own musical instruments using items found in your own kitchen!

Baggie Bombs

Summer is the time to get outside and do BIG MESSY SCIENCE! This activity is simple and quick but packs a big “wow” factor. Kids will have a blast while they learn about chemical reactions in OPEN and CLOSED SYSTEMS.

Evaporation STEAM Activity: Sidewalk Painting

In this STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) activity, kids will use art to learn about the sun’s role in evaporating water. It is great for little scientists of all ages!

Answering the “Whys”: Learn About Tornados and Air Pressure

In this set of activities, kids will make a mini tabletop tornado and demonstrate the power of air pressure. These are best for kids over 3 (my 3-1/2-yr-old thought everything was really cool), though the tornado tube may provide some entertainment for tiny scientists as well!

Colorful Liquid Density Columns

These flashy layered columns of household liquids make a colorful way to show how fluids with less density float on top of each other. Young scientists can also practice making hypotheses while testing where different objects will settle in the layers.

Toddler Birdwatching in Your Own Backyard with DIY Bird Feeders

Recent studies have shown that spending time in nature can help alleviate ADHD symptoms in kids (which is not shocking news if you’ve ever spent time listening to the wind blow through the trees in a forest)… so it’s important to get our kids outside and involved with nature as often as we can! With this activity, kids of all ages can make their own simple bird feeders to attract more birds to your yard or patio for bird-watching.