Science for Kids

Posted on May 7, 2013 in Featured, Outdoor Play, Science for Kids | 0 comments

Recipe for Success…and Sidewalk Paint

Recipe for Success…and Sidewalk Paint

ALEX’s Kid Concoctions book titled Weird Wacky & Wild Stuff You Can Make At Home! is filled with all sorts of easy-to-make at-home concoctions. Things like slime, paints, play dough, toys and more that kids can make on their own using everyday household items. I have the book and tried out the Super Sidewalk Paint with my girls. Here is the recipe (it’s SUPER EASY): ¼ cup cornstarch ¼ cup water 6-8 drops of food coloring Since we wanted to have a few different colors for rainbows, we quadrupled the recipe (1 cup cornstarch & 1 cup water). The girls mixed the cornstarch with the... Read Post

Posted on Apr 27, 2013 in Big Kids, Featured, Science for Kids | 0 comments

A Little Science Project: Growing Crystals

A Little Science Project: Growing Crystals

My kids recently grew salt crystals using colored salt water on a sponge, and the ALEX Kid Concoctions Grow a Crystal Dino set was a great way to expand their understanding of crystals and how they form! The set comes with a small pouch of crystal liquid and two trays to hold a cardboard dinosaur and two cardboard trees. My four-year-old and six-year-old worked together to set it up. Once it was put together, it was time to hypothesize about what would happen when we added the crystal liquid. They looked at the clear liquid, and decided that nothing would happen. We added the liquid around... Read Post

Posted on Apr 3, 2013 in Big Kids, Science for Kids, Videos | 0 comments

Imaginative Play with Mix N Blast Volcano

Imaginative Play with Mix N Blast Volcano

Over spring break, my family and I visited the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii. The trip had been one that we had been planning for a long time and we were all very excited.  For my son who is 7 years old and extremely curious about science nature, the buzz about our upcoming trip, naturally stemmed to conversations about volcanos. He had lots of questions about how volcanos worked and if he would see one while we were on vacation. Maui’s volcano has not been active in many years and is surrounded by a rainforest, so I knew getting a great view of it while we were away would be unlikely. So... Read Post