Make a Simple Optical Illusion

Here’s a fun visual science experiment that will help your child explore the sense of sight and sharpen his logical thinking and observations skills. With this simple activity from education.com, preschoolers can practice scissor skills and create a homemade optical illusion that will surely delight curious minds!

Exploring Cicadas! A Preschool STEAM Project

Going on a cicada shell hunt is a great way for young children to learn about the life cycle of these cool insects and the process of molting.   In this activity, we used the shells themselves as a canvas for our creativity!

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.

Make a Tabletop Garden: Soda Bottle Terrarium

It’s that time of the year to get dirty and grow things! But not everyone has the space or time for their own backyard garden. With this fun activity, kids can plant their own miniature garden in an upcycled soda bottle… and all the space you need is a kitchen table!

Answering the “WHYs”: Spring Allergies

My son likes to proudly announce to anyone who will listen, “I have allergies!” But when his allergies are really acting up and he feels miserable, he asks me between sniffles, “Mommy, why do I keep sneezing?” Poor little guy!

It can be frustrating to deal with irritating allergies, but it’s always easier if you can at least explain why. Here are 2 fun activities you can you with your kids to help explain what causes spring allergies!

EGGSperiment: The Bouncing Egg

BOUNCE A RAW EGG. THEN TURN IT BLUE AND BOUNCE IT SOME MORE!

This activity has been done in every science classroom in the country, but that is because it is SO COOL. And you can do it right in your own kitchen just in time for Easter with materials you already have in your fridge and pantry. Everyone in the family will love experimenting with ‘the bouncing egg’ and you will never look at Easter egg decorating the same again!

Flower Exploration and Bookmark Craft

Take advantage of all the spring blooms to practice colors, investigate flower parts, and make a fun floral bookmark craft. In this activity, kids will be using sorting skills, identifying similarities and differences, and practicing fine motor skills.