DIY Boat for Kids – Fun with Balloons and Water

I love finding materials around our home to make toys and use for science experiments. It is an excellent way to recycle and make good use of what you have. My son has adopted the habit of recycling items like water bottles, plastic tubes, paper towels and toilet paper rolls. He puts them in our science drawer. Surprisingly, we don’t have trouble finding fun projects to do with these materials like the DIY Boat for Kids.

This week we are showing you how to use household items to make a DIY boat for kids. The best thing about this project is it involves water and balloons, which are two of my son’s favorites. The DIY boat for kids incorporates the science of using wind to make the boat move.

You only need the following ingredients…

While doing this experiment, my son and I discussed how the air in your lungs is used to provide energy for the boat. You may also introduce your child to Newton’s third law of motion which states for every action, there is an equal and opposite action. Our DIY boat for kids is a great example of this law because it moves forward by the air pushing the water backwards.

This boat also makes a bubbly motor sound in the water, which your kids will love. The best part of this activity is it is easy and fun to do.

If your child is like my son, they will want to activate the boat repeatedly.

Watch the video below to see how it is done.

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Fun Numbers Activity for Kids – Slime Hide and Seek Challenge

Want a fun numbers activity for kids? Look no further, I will share one with you in this post.

My son and I love to make up games to play. I personally like adding an educational component to these games to make learning fun. While playing games, my son loves to compete and it creates motivation for him to understand new concepts.

Games also accommodate the three basic types of learners which are sight learners, audio learners, and kinesthetic learners. Kids are often using sight, hearing, and touch when playing games.

This week we played and created the Slime Hide and Seek NUMBERS Challenge.

This game is great for teaching and reviewing number recognition and place values with your children. About two weeks before playing this game, we found an easy three-ingredient slime recipe that my son loves. Therefore, we thought it would be fun to incorporate it into our game.

We love this activity because it includes the science of making slime from scratch and the mathematical concept of numbers. Additionally, the friendly competition games encourage is always exciting!

The video below shows you how to play the game. We played three rounds and each one gets harder as you progress. Watch the whole video to find out who won (my son or I).

Your kids will have a blast playing the game! We hope you enjoy it!

Fun Numbers Activity for Kids – Slime Hide and Seek Challenge

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Playful Reading and Literacy Activities from Infants to Preschoolers

My Discovery

From my research, I concluded that doing playful reading and literacy activities with my son would be beneficial to his development. If you have been following my blog, you probably know that my son learned to read at a very early age. This accomplishment was NOT my intention. My intention was to expose him to as many words as I could so he could communicate his wants and needs. I did not want him to be a late communicator.

As a play therapist, I often found that children who were last communicators would resort to hitting or kicking. They were simply frustrated that they could not tell others their desires. This can be frustrating for adults as well. I could only imagine how a child who experiences this feels.

Seeing the Interest

I saw that my son was interested in reading, letters, and language at a young age. Therefore, I started to expose him to the alphabet, phonics, sight words, and blending sounds in a playful manner. He seemed to like how I was interacting with him daily, so I kept introducing him to reading and literacy.

Below is a video presentation I did for my alma mater, Davidson College. It outlines and gives tips on how my son learned to talk, blend sounds, and read at 21 months. There are various videos of my son as a baby showcasing his journey from talking to reading.

The presentation is a little over 50 minutes long. However, it gives a ton of resources and tips on how to stimulate your child’s brain and various methods to develop a love of reading and language. The steps are easy and fun to do with children.

This presentation is based on my online course and book, Teach Your Toddler to Read Through Play. Click the image below to learn more about the course. There is currently a $97 discount on it.

Here is the presentation! Enjoy!

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Cool Foam Experiment For Kids – Fun and Easy

Many kids love science experiments where there are mild explosions or something is changing dramatically. My son, Cory, loves the Coke and Mentos and Magic Balloon experiments because of this fact. The experiment I will show you today is a cool foam experiment for kids which is Cory’s second favorite science activity. His favorite one is the Colorful Egg Drop Experiment, which I must admit is pretty amazing.

Today’s activity is a cool foam experiment for kids that is fun and easy to do. Your kids will love the mild explosion it creates. It is officially called Elephant Toothpaste. This activity encourages children to mix kitchen ingredients to create a foam that oozes out of its container.

The ingredients needed for this experiment are…

Cool Foam Experiment for Kids

My son and I will show you how to do this experiment step-by-step via video. This is an excellent activity to do during rainy, extremely hot, and snow days.

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How Plants Get Their Water | Awesome Celery Experiment for Kids

Summer is here and it is the perfect time to go outside to play. It is also a great time to go on nature trails to see animals, plants, and flowers. My son and husband love to work in our garden in the backyard. They have a feeling of pride when they see vegetables arrive during the summer months.

I love to make connections with what my son is experiencing. Since he has been working in the garden, I wanted to show him how plants get their water through an awesome celery experiment for kids. He has done this experiment before. However, we did it again because it is one of his favorite experiments and it is fun to do. Also, it is a wonderful refresher on science vocabulary such as gravity and capillary action.

How Plants Get Their Water

My son wanted demonstrate the experiment via video. He takes you step-by-step through the process. You most likely have all the materials for this activity in your kitchen right now.

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How To Make Homemade Snow Cones For Kids

One day my son, Cory, was watching television and saw some kids eating snow cones. He asked me if I ever had a snow cone and my reply was “yes.” Then he wanted to know if it was good. I told him it was “tasty” especially on a hot summer day. Cory then asked if we can buy one and taste it.

The next weekend, I went to an ice cream shop hoping they would have a snow cone. The only item they served was ice cream. This was the case for the next ice cream shop we visited three weeks later. Cory finally said “Where can we get a snow cone?” I paused trying to think of an answer to his question. Then he said, “Can we make one on our own. I said, “I will research some recipes.”

Miraculously two days later, a former co-worker who often sends me fun hands-on activities for kids via Facebook, sent me a recipe for homemade snow cones. I thanked and told her Cory wanted to try snow cones for the past month.

After a week, we viewed the recipe and found that we had MOST of what was needed to make our own snow cones. Instead of buying new ingredients from the grocery store, we used what we had at home. Cory was so excited to make and taste his first snow cone.

Great Lesson In Making Snow Cones

Making homemade snow cones is an excellent lesson in science and cooking chemistry for kids. It provides a great opportunity to teach kids about irreversible change, which are things that cannot be changed back. During this process new materials are always formed. Irreversible change while cooking can mean heating various ingredients to create a new meal. You cannot change it back to its original state.

How To Make Homemade Snow Cones for Kids

My son and I will show you how to make homemade snow cones in the video below. It is an easy and fun process for kids to do with their parents.

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How To Make A Volcano At Home – Fun and Easy

Summer is here and kids are playing outside. However, during certain parts of the day, it can be unbearable to be outside because of the heat. It is very hot outside during these times. Therefore many parents are looking for indoor activities for their children. Doing hands-on projects inside the home is a great alternative to watching electronics all day.

Today my son and I will show you how to make a volcano at home. We were learning about rocks made from volcanos. My son thought it would be fun to create our own volcano, which is what we did.

Like most of our projects, it is easy and fun to do. You most likely have all the ingredients in your kitchen for this project.

I will admit that I should have made my son wear goggles while doing this project. Please ensure your kids are wearing eye protection while making the lava for the volcano.

How To Make A Volcano At Home

Below is a how-to video showing you how we made our volcano. We had a lot of fun doing this activity. He tends to like activities with exciting chemical reactions!

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How To Make A Homemade Bottle Rocket – Fun, Easy, and Awesome!

As mentioned in last week’s post, my son requested that we experiment with various types of DIY rockets. He has become accustomed to our family doing fireworks on July 4th on the blacktop near our home. He thought homemade rockets would be a great addition to our tradition.

Last week, my son showed you via video how to make a simple Cup Rocket. He loved the response received from doing this project. This was extra motivation to build another type of rocket. We created our rocket from scratch and it successfully flew across the parking lot.

This rocket uses three simple ingredients that you probably have in your home. It is a great addition to your home science experiments and DIY projects.

How To Make A Homemade Bottle Rocket

My son and I will show you how to make this easy rocket. Let your kids try it and comment below on how they liked it.

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Enjoy this activity and the holiday!

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How To Make a Cup Rocket – Quick and Easy for Kids

July 4th is coming soon! Kids will anticipate cook outs, picnics, time with family, and fire works. This is also a great time to play games and make crafts.

My son requested to do some DIY rocket projects about two weeks ago. He has been excited about July 4th for a while. Therefore, we have been experimenting with various launchers and rockets at home. This week and next will be dedicated to showing you our results.

How To Make A Cup Rocket

In this post, my son will show you how to make a Cup Rocket. We like this activity because it is quick and easy. Furthermore, it only requires two household items.

If you have multiple kids, create a friendly rocket launching competition. It will be fun to see whose cup goes the farthest.

Below is a video where my son teaches you how to make the Cup Rocket. You will see that he had a blast with this simple project.

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Fun Color Activity for Preschoolers, Kindergartners, and up – Awesome Outdoor Adventure

Every night before my son goes to bed, we read a book. Currently my son is interested in chapter books. The book series we are reading is called George Brown Class Clown. In one of the books, George’s school has Field Day. This day is filled with friendly competitive games and fun among the students.

One Field Day event required the kids to be in nature identifying objects of certain colors. My son liked this activity and requested to do it the next day.

Once the next day arrived, my son was ready to go on his nature and color adventure.

This is a great activity to help kids learn and review colors. Try it at home!

My son, Corban is going to show you how to do the activity in the video below. You can do this activity with one child or many children. You can create a friendly competition by placing multiple children in teams.

Fun Color Activity for Preschoolers, Kindergartners, and Up

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