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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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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Have fun with this activity!

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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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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.

Below is a video of my son doing the 3D Salt Art Painting. It comes from his YouTube channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventure. Please subscribe and like for more fun learning activities!

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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

Watch the video below to see my son doing the Colorful Egg Drop Experiment. This video comes from his YouTube channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please like and subscribe!

Have fun with this activity!

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