There are so many natural ways to make sounds and learn about the vibrations that bring music to our ears. With these 3 simple projects, your kids can make their own musical instruments using items found in your own kitchen!
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.
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!
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!
Free play isn’t necessarily unsupervised play or unguided play, especially when dealing with toddlers. Structured educational activities open up a great opportunity for unstructured outdoor play after you are done.
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.
Kids are never too young to start observing things in the sky. Even if you live in a city full of light pollution, you can at least see the moon and a few of the brightest stars.
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.