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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DIY Bubble Soap – Create Bubbles Inside Bubbles for Kids

Wonderful Time of the Year

Spring is here and this is a time for bubbles! The first time my son, Cory, saw bubbles he was a baby. He was so amazed at how they floated in the air and then disappeared (popped). Once he started to walk, Cory had a great time chasing the bubbles and popping them.

Now that my son is older, he likes to experiment with various types of bubbles. We don’t buy bubble solution from the store anymore because we make our own with various ingredients. We have made Giant Bubbles, small bubbles, Bubble Pipes, Unpoppable Bubbles etc.

My son wanted to do something new. He decided to create DIY Bubble Soap with layers on our dining room table. I didn’t know if it would work; however, it turned out to be a success.

Try this activity with your children. They will find joy in first, creating a bubble on a table. Then, they will be amazed at how they can create bubble layers. It became a fun challenge for my son.

This is a great science project for kids. They will see how three ingredients can be mixed together to create the bubbles one usually purchases in stores or online.

DIY Bubble Soap with Layers

In the video below, my son shows you how it is done.

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Sink Or Float Experiment For Kids – Amazing Results

Enhancing Your Child’s Learning

Many people become interested in this blog because my son learned to read, write, and do math (such as multiplication) at the age of three. However, we share a lot of science experiments with our audience.

The reason is that science experiments can enhance children’s vocabulary more so than formal reading lessons. When doing science experiments, children are experiencing hands-on learning and various words such as speed, inertia, chemical reaction etc. When they are following the instructions to a science experiment that are performing actions with new vocabulary.

For example, when my son and I did the Walking Water Science Experiment he learned and reviewed words such as capillary action and gravity. He also saw and experienced these words in action while doing the experiment.

Sink or Float Experiment

Today I want to share with you a simple and fun activity called the Sink or Float Experiment. It is a great way to introduce your kids to scientific words such as gravity, column, test, observe, and layer.

We like this experiment because you can use liquids you have in your kitchen. Your child will use these liquids to create three layers or columns in a glass. Then they will observe and test the density of various objects in your home.

Kids have the most fun testing the density of their toys and food in your kitchen.

My son, Corban, made a video that will show you how to do the Sink or Float Experiment. This video comes from his YouTube Channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please like and subscribe to support the channel and for fun activities for kids.

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Fun & Simple Science Experiment to Teach Kids About Germs

For the past six weeks, our country has been in quarantine due to Covid-19. During this time, my son and I have used our creativity to make up fun activities to do in our home.

We have spent a lot of time doing Science Experiments, playing games, learning, and enjoying the warm weather outside.

One day my son was looking on the Internet and saw the Pepper and Soap Experiment. After viewing the instructions for this experiment, he ran in the kitchen and told me that he wanted to do it. I was familiar with the experiment because I saw it about a month ago on Facebook and was planning to do it with him in the future.

However, he requested that we do the Pepper and Soap Experiment that day. My son was excited because he wanted to add his own twist to the experiment.

How Does It Work?

In this activity, germs are represented by pepper. In demonstrates how soap is used to repel those germs and wash them off your hands.

We knew pepper would work in this experiment. However, my son took it a step further and discovered three more spices/seasonings that worked and why all four were successful.

I was proud of my son because he tested all the spices/seasonings in our kitchen. He calls his new discovery, THE SURPRISE SPICES.

We like the experiment because it is fun and simple. You most likely have all the materials in your kitchen.

Additionally, it is a wonderful way to explain to children the importance of washing their hands with soap. This skill is especially important now that Covid-19 is among us.

If you want to see how the experiment is done and THE SURPRISE SPICES, please view the video below. It comes from my son’s YouTube Channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please like and subscribe to support the channel and for fun learning activities.

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How To Do 3D Salt Art Painting for Kids -Simple and Fun

My son is generally excited to do most of the art projects I present to him. However, there are some art projects that don’t appeal to him. This is why I generally let him choose his own as a way to promote interest-led learning.

When I showed my son the 3D Salt Art Painting craft, he was not thrilled to do it. I requested that we try one, just to see if liked it. He agreed.

Once we tried one Salt Art Painting, he wanted to do more. In fact, he did a total of four pictures in one session. This really surprised me! After doing the first picture, he asked if we could make a video showing others how to do it. I said “yes.”

My son has a YouTube channel called, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. On his channel he shows kids and parents how to do his favorite science experiments, art projects, pretend play scenarios, and to play with fun games and toys. He is learning new concepts, such as math and vocabulary, while doing all these activities.

Three of the Salt Paintings he made were freestyle writings and drawings. We used a drawing book called, Draw AlphaBeasts by Steve Harpster. This book shows children how to draw 130+ monsters, aliens and robots from letters and numbers. I wrote another post called Draw Monsters Out of Letters and Numbers featuring this same book.

We liked this activity because we had everything we needed at home. Try this activity! Your children may be like my son, and want to do multiple paintings.

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Letter Recognition & Word Game for Preschoolers, Kindergarten, and Up

Letter Recognition and words are one of the first concepts children learn when starting school. Letter recognition can be perfected by singing the Alphabet song, reading books, watching educational shows, and by simply playing with letters. Children often become familiar with words by reading, spelling, playing word games, etc.

My son and I have used all the methods mentioned above to get him familiar with letters and words. This time we decided to do something different. We created a fun activity called the Blindfold Alphabet and Word Game.

This game starts out easy with letter recognition but then gets harder with spelling words. The unique part of this game is that you have to identify letters and words with a blindfold.

We had so much fun playing this game. There was a lot of laughter during this activity. This game is a great way to reinforce letter recognition, how letters are formed (which is beneficial for handwriting skills) phonics, and spelling.

My son and I made a video of us playing the Blindfold Alphabet and Word Game. We had a friendly competition. You will see us having fun while learning. Watch the video below to see who won the game. Have your children participate while watching by identifying the letters and words with us.

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We used foam alphabet letters for bathtub in the video below.

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Ice Cube Melting Experiment – Fun and Easy

A Love for Science

My son, Corban, loves to do science experiments. Science experiments are a fun way for kids to get their hands messy and to understand how the world works. I have learned a lot through doing these activities as well. For example, I got a better understanding of Newton’s Law of Motion from doing the Colorful Egg Drop Science Experiment for Kids.

Because of our many scientific encounters, I decided it was time to get my son tools such as beakers, test tubes, funnel, and safety goggles. I did not want to purchase these things separately so I got the Educational Insights Geo Safari Rockin’ Reactions Chemistry Set. It includes the following: beaker, 4 test tubes, test tube rack, graduated cylinder, lab glasses, dropper, funnel, stirring rod, and 22-page activity journal.

Fun and Easy

As soon as we got the kit, Corban looked through the activity book at the various experiments. He decided to do Ice Cube Melting Experiment aka Disappearing Ice. I like this experiment because you don’t need fancy science tools. You can use materials you have in your home. In fact, we shared a video of my son doing this experiment with a friend. About 30 minutes later, I get a video text with my friend with her daughter doing this experiment with drinking glasses and ice.

I encourage you to try this easy activity. It will show kids that when two or more chemicals are mixed together, amazing things can happen.

Corban has created a video showing you how to do the experiment below.

Let’s Get Started

MaterIALS NEEDED:

  • 1 funnel (optional)
  • 1 test tube (an alternative is a drinking glass)
  • 2 (more) drinking glasses or plastic cups
  • 2 ice cubes that are about the same size
  • regular table salt

Watch Corban demonstrate the Disappearing Ice/Ice Cube Melting Experiment. It is a great activity to teach kids why, in snowy regions, workers put salt on the road to make them safer for drivers. The video comes from my son’s YouTube channel called Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please like and subscribe for fun learning activities!

Have fun discovering how chemistry helps keep drivers safe.

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Colorful Egg Drop Science Experiment for Kids

About a week ago, many families were coloring eggs to prepare for Easter Egg Hunts. This can be a fun and interactive process for children. I knew my son would love coloring eggs this year and we did just that. However, we decided to do something different. We incorporated a magical science trick while coloring our eggs.

It is called the Colorful Egg Drop Science Experiment for Kids. My son saw this experiment in a book and could not wait to try it. He immediately searched our home for the materials to execute this amazing scientific trick.

I was a little skeptical at first because I didn’t think it would work. However, to my surprise, it was successful on the first try! My son wanted to do the experiment repeatedly after it worked the first time.

I love this experiment because it required materials I had at home, it was quick and easy to set up, it taught my son about Newton’s Law of Motion and gravity, and it colored our eggs for Easter in a fun way!

Below my son will teach you how to do this fun experiment.

Let’s Get Started!

Materials Needed:

  • Two toilet paper rolls
  • Three cups of water
  • Food Coloring (we used three different colors)
  • Spoon
  • One saucer size paper plate
  • One regular size paper plate
  • Three white eggs

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Soda Explosion for Kids

The Ultimate Experience

My son, Cory, loves science experiments because they provide the ultimate hands-on experience. Hands-on learning is the best way for children to be exposed to something new. It uses three of the child’s senses which are touch, sight, and hearing.

When doing science experiments, children are touching and seeing the materials they are handling and manipulating. Often times, they are working with others and hearing their friends’ conversations while adhering to the experiment’s directions.

Fun Explosions

Cory would agree that the best experiments have fun chemical reactions and explosions. A few that we like are Elephant Toothpaste, Egg Volcano, and Magic Balloon. We are always looking to add more to our collection. My son found the Soda Explosion in a book. This is a reaction between the carbonated beverage Coke and Mentos mints that causes the beverage to spray out of the bottle/container.

We made a tube with this experiment so the explosion would be more intense and higher.

This activity is simple and fun. It is a popular experiment right now. Let me show you how to do it.

Let’s Get Started!

Materials:

Watch the video below for directions and to see our Soda Explosion experience. This video comes from my son’s YouTube Channel called Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please subscribe!

Why it works

  • Carbon dioxide molecules from the soda attach to the surface on the Mentos.
  • The mentos makes a lot of bubbles that rise and push the soda out.

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Bubble Pipe for Kids

One day my son and I went to the Dollar Tree to buy pans for our next science experiment. While we were there, my son found a big bubble wand with a tray, and asked if we could get it. I told him “yes” because it looked like fun.

I thought we could incorporate science into the bubble play by making our own bubble solution. When we got home, he could not wait to try out his new wand. He also suggested that we try other bubble wands as well. We looked around the house and got pipe cleaners, a straw, tape, and paper.

We took the materials and attempted to make bubble pipes with three different materials. They were simple to make and fun to use. We stayed outside for over an hour playing. The various wands we used made the bubble play interesting and engaging. I will show you what we did below.

Learn how we made giant bubbles by viewing the video below… (this is from my son’s YouTube channel called Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures).

Let’s Get Started!

Materials for Bubble Pipe:

  • Small piece of writing paper
  • Small piece of parchment paper
  • Small piece of Aluminum foil
  • Straws (3)

Materials for Bubble Solution:

  • Water
  • Glycerin
  • Dish Soap (we used Dawn)

Directions for Bubble Pipe

  • Take the small piece of writing paper, roll it around one side of the straw, and tape it.
  • Take the small piece of aluminum foil, roll it around one side of the straw, and tape it.
  • Take the small piece of parchment paper, roll it around one side of the straw, and tape it.
Here is the small piece of aluminum foil.
My son rolling the writing paper around one side of the straw.
My son rolling the aluminum foil around one side of the straw.
Pictured are three straws with writing paper, parchment paper, and aluminum foil around one side of the straw. It is secured with tape.

Now is it time to make your bubble solution.

  • Mix 1 part dish soap, 4 parts warm water, add a teaspoon of glycerin, and stir well.
  • Stick either the writing paper, aluminum foil, or parchment paper straw in the bubble solution.
    • Put with the writing paper, aluminum foil, or parchment paper side of the straw in the bubble solution.
This is our bubble solution.
  • Blow on the straw (opposite side of the paper or aluminum foil.
You can see a bubble forming while my son is blowing.
Here’s another bubble forming.

Watch the video of my son using the bubble pipe made with writing paper.

IMG_3470bubble-pipe
Here is the bubble wand we purchased from Dollar Tree.

Other Tips

  • If your bubble solution is not working, add more dish soap and/or glycerin.
  • You will have a better chance of making bubbles if you blow through the straw slowly.

Have fun with this activity!

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