Shapes is one of the first subjects kids learn when they enter preschool. Furthermore, it is sometimes reviewed in kindergarten. My son and I wanted to create a game to help kids learn shapes. Our fun shape activity for kids is called the Hide and Seek Shape Game.
We used shapes from the Perfection Game we had at home. However, you can use any shapes you have around the house. We also used water beads in our game but you can use an alternative if you like.
Kids will forget they are learning shapes because the game is fun. The object of the game is to race against another person’s time in order to find the shape. If your child is just learning shapes, then you don’t have to use a timer. Once they become more familiar with shapes, then use the timer to make the game more challenging.
Below is a video of how to play this fun shape activity for kids. You will see in the video, my son and I are playing against each other. It gets really intense but in a fun way.
This video comes from my son’s YouTube Channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please like the video and subscribe to the channel if you like what you see.
Science is amazing! We have learned a lot of fun tricks from doing science activities. Today, we will show you one. It is an easy science experiment for home. It is called Disappearing Money. Don’t worry, you can make the money appear again!
Spring is here and it brings lots of showers. I have the perfect activity to help your kids understand why rains falls. They will create a rain cloud! This is an easy science experiment for kids at home.
This activity requires household materials. Below is what you will need….
We first saw this easy science experiment for kids at our local science center. This demonstration helped my son, Cory, learn how rain is formed. It is fun and easy to do. This is an activity that you can repeat with easy clean up.
Below is a video my son created to show you how to do this experiment. It comes from his YouTube channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures.It is full of science experiments, learning games, and DIY projects. Please subscribe if you like what you see.
Most of the kids I know love bouncy balls, including my son, Cory. About two weeks, my son and I were trying to find a fun DIY project to do on a cold day. When Cory found out he could make a bouncy ball from scratch, he became excited. We found what was needed for this project and got started immediately. In this post, we will show you how to make your own bouncy balls.
Once you make the bouncy ball, you will be amazed at how soft it is. You will also love the fact that your child can immediately play with something they made from household ingredients. I believe this is the best type of DIY project.
The video below shows you how to make a Bouncy Ball from scratch. It comes from my son’s YouTube channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please subscribe if you like what you see. Below is the video.
5 Easy Science Experiments for Kids at Home as a Celebration
About two years ago, my son Cory said he wanted to start a YouTube channel. He was four-years-old at the time, and I said no to his request. A year later, as a five-year-old, he asked again to start a YouTube channel. This time I took him a little more seriously because this had been on his mind for a year.
After the second request, I said ,yes, thinking we would create three videos and he would grow tired of the process. However, I was wrong. It has been a year and we have diligently created one video (sometimes two) a week for his channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures.
In order to celebrate my son’s year on YouTube, we have made a compilation of 5 easy science experiments for kids at home. These science activities have been the most viewed on his channel.
Why I said yes
My son had to get both my husband’s and my approval in order to start the channel. I said yes because he was able to answer my one question: How will you use your videos to help people? He said he wanted to share fun activities with other kids.
I have been doing DIY projects and science experiments with Cory since he was two-years-old. I wrote blogs about our activities and posted pictures. However, the pictures never showed his face. Viewers could only see his arm or the back of his head.
He started to develop a desire to share the activities himself. He thought they would be better shared from a kids’ perspective. He was right!
What we have learned during this process
Together Cory and I have learned the art of goal setting. His goal is to get 1000 subscribers. Therefore, we have posted at least one or two videos per week on Youtube. Every week he has steadily received subscribers to his channel. Currently, as I am writing this, the channel has 590 subscribers. We are proud that he is over the half way mark.
Cory has learned to edit his videos. At first, I edited the videos alone. Nonetheless, Cory wanted more graphics, sound effects, and transitions in his videos. We learned this skill in IMovie. We make it a goal to try to learn a new editing skill weekly and incorporate it in the videos.
We have learned to be organized. It takes a lot to produce one video. First, you have to research your idea to see if people want to know about your topic. Then we gather materials for our activities and create talking points. Next, we shoot the videos with proper lighting. Afterwards, we have to edit, create a video title, make a thumbnail, and optimize the video in YouTube with descriptions and keywords. Last, I market the video which means to tell people that it is on YouTube. It is a lot to do weekly but worth the effort if it helps people.
Celebrate With US
You can celebrate Cory’s one year milestone by watching and enjoying his science video below. We hope that you do these 5 fun activities with your kids. Please subscribe to Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures if you like what you see.
Easter is around the corner and many people will be buying eggs to do hunts! We love activities that involve eggs. Last Easter, we did the Colorful Eggs Drop Experiment for kids. This is one of our favorite science experiments to do. This year we decided to erupt eggs! Believe me, it is an easy science experiment for kids at home.
The beauty of this experiment is that it is two-fold. First, your child will learn how to make a bouncy egg. They will learn how a certain household material can permanently change the look and feel of the egg.
Afterwards, they will make it erupt. This is the best part. You can’t just erupt one egg. It is more fun when you erupt more! We decided to do three when we did the activity.
Below is a video showing you how to do the Erupting Egg experiment. The video comes from my son’s YouTube channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please subscribe if you like what you see.
Don’t hesitate to do this easy science experiment for kids at home. They will have a blast.
Glow in the dark activities are a big hit in our household. When we saw that it is possible to make glowing water disappear, we had to try it. This activity is called the Disappearing Glow in the Dark Water. It is a fun at home chemistry experiment for kids. It is fascinating and simple to do.
What You Need For This Experiment
You need household materials. The items are below…
Because bleach is used in this experiment, it is important for parents to supervise this fun at home chemistry experiment.
My son and I have created a video showing you how to make water glow in the dark. Furthermore, we show you how to make it disappear. You will see step-by-step instructions and how amazed we were at the results.
We hope you try it. This experiment shows kids how fun science, specifically chemistry, can be.
My son loves to make all types of paper airplanes. His favorite one to make is the glider.It does loops and has a lot of air time. When he first saw the paper helicopter, he wasn’t sure how it would fly. We decided to make it and he was amazed at how it spun in the air. We want to share this fun project with you and your children. We are going to show you how to make a paper helicopter that flies.
You most likely have all the items for the paper helicopter in your home now.
While making the helicopter, it is a great time to discuss terms like speed, airtime, distance, and acrobatics with your child. This helicopter has a lot of airtime, some speed, and no distance.
Once your child flies this helicopter for the first time, they will want to do it repeatedly.
If you have a child that likes paper airplanes, we suggest the book, Show-How Guides Paper Airplanes by Keith Zoo. It has 11 different types of planes your child can make. Furthermore, it provides the speed, airtime, distance, acrobatics, and uniqueness of each plane. This is one of my son’s favorite books. He has it out frequently to make various paper airplanes.
Below we have provided you with a video on how to make a paper helicopter that flies. We give you step-by-step detailed instructions. You will also see my son flying it at the end of the video.
One of my favorite activities is easy DIY projects. I like projects that require materials already in my home. It is not practical for me to buy items for a project that I will use one time. If I purchase something for a project, it will have multiple uses. Today’s activity, Salt Art Painting, fits this criteria.
This activity is a wonderful STEAM educator. Children will observe how salt melts ice. They can combine two colors to make another color. Also, they will see how water can change from a liquid to a solid when turning water into ice.
My son had fun doing the Salt Art Painting. He was amazed that he could create a rainbow before his eyes. This is a great project for preschoolers, kindergarten, and up. It is safe to say that your child may ask to do this activity again.
As a parent, I love that the set up and cleaning afterwards is quick and easy.
The video below provides directions on how to do the Salt Art Painting. The video comes from my son’s YouTube channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please subscribe if you like what you see.
We love to incorporate my son’s toys in his learning. One of his favorite toys is called BEYBLADE. It has energy layers that unleashes a fast spinning top. You can battle with another person to see whose top spins longer. It is a fun toy for kids. Therefore, we thought it would be fun to play a word game for kindergarten using BEYBLADES.
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BEYBLADES AND LITERACY
In the game, you got a point for winning the BEYBLADE battle. You also received points for the amount of words you could make. The amount of points gained depended on the number of words you made.
I wanted to give my son, Cory, a challenge. Instead of putting letters together and have him identify words, I gave him random letters and asked him to make words. I participated by making words when he gave me random letters. He did a great job with this game. In fact, he identified some words that I missed when it was my turn.
We helped each other in this game. As a result, we competed against each other but worked as a team simultaneously.
Try this word game for kindergarten with your child. You can actually play it with children of all ages. You will have to adjust the game according to their level.
Below is a video showing you how to play the game. This video comes from my son’s YouTube channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please subscribe if you like what you see.
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