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!

Answering the “WHY’s”: April Showers

At 4:30AM my 3-yr-old comes padding into my bedroom, scared by the thunder and lightening. As he snuggles into bed next to me, he asks, “Mommy, why is it raining?” I’m sure something similar has happened to many of you! Here are a couple of fun and easy activities to help them understand.

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!

The Titanic Game! (Buoyancy with Aluminum Foil Boats)

This game is great to do on a playdate or family day. Kids will learn about what makes things float and sink, practice counting, and use creativity and fine motor skills. Younger preschoolers may need assistance with the initial construction piece, but all ages (moms and dads too!) will have fun building and sinking their boats!

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.

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.