Cook With The Sun: Solar Ovens!

With this easy project made of household materials you can cook with energy from the sun. This is a great hands-on activity and a neat way to learn about solar energy and the Greenhouse Effect.

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.

5 Ways to Turn Your Toddler into an Environmentalist

Earth Day is April 22nd, and it’s a great time to start teaching kids how to take care of the environment! While preschoolers may be too young to fully understand the importance of maintaining a healthy planet, there are a few habits you can instill in them now to shape their views on nature and conservation as they get older.

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!

Freezing and Melting Ice Exploration

This super-simple activity is great for even the tiniest scientists! (My 17-month old loved it!) The messiness rating is a little high on this one, so take advantage of the warming weather and set up outside in the sunshine.