Evaporating Salt from Saltwater

How to separate salt from water While we were learning about evaporation, we found some experiment ideas about separating salt from water. What We Used 1 tbsp Salt and 1/4 cup of Water (Mix them until the salt dissolved completely)Gravels (Optional)Aluminum baking tray (Any tray is OK but avoid white color. It will be hard... Continue Reading →

Design Your Own Clothes with Paper

From casual clothes to superhero suits We enjoyed this activity for our art class. We used some origami papers and some buttons for decorations. I asked him, "If you were a fashion designer, and you can make your own clothes, what would you make?" He picked the color he likes to wear, made the shape,... Continue Reading →

Sumerian Writing and Cuneiform with Kids

The System of Writing Developed in Ancient Mesopotamia  For the history class, we did many hands-on activities. We used this book for the history class. "The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History." I think there is an updated version out there now. This book introduces world history from prehistoric times to the start of the 21st... Continue Reading →

Adjectives for Kids: Fun Activity Part 2

Adjectives and Nouns Combinations Through searching on Pinterest, I found the excellent adjective anchor chart on this website. I researched so many charts, but I liked this one the most. It is very colorful, fun, and also effortless to understand.  March Mishmash! (A Cupcake for The Teacher) We got inspiration from this anchor chart, and we played this... Continue Reading →

Surprise Egg Youtube: Pretend Play Ideas

Make your surprise Eggs without buying Do you know, "surprise eggs?" Have you ever watched the youtube channel that keeps opening surprise eggs with fun music or soothing voice? First, let me explain about those surprise egg videos. These videos are for the little kids' viewers, and what they show is ripping the wrapper, open... Continue Reading →

Orchestra Conductor: Pretend Play Idea for Kids

What Does a Conductor Do? I am NOT familiar with orchestras, instruments, symphonies…anything about classical music. But! My son LOVED Beethoven's Symphony No.9. Notably, the second movement, "Molto vivace." He only wanted to listen to the Molto vivace part over and over again! https://youtu.be/w0QSeOrAvA8 Gustavo Dudamel - Beethoven's 9th Symphony Movement 2 with Simón Bolívar... Continue Reading →

Blow Art Paint Fun Art Activity for Kids

Blowing paint with a straw! I researched art activity for my son and found many people tried "Blow Art" with kids. We had all materials at home, and it was effortless and fun to follow the instructions. It gets messy, so if you don't want your kids' clothing to get a painting stain, I recommend... Continue Reading →

Marshmallow Engineering for Kids

STEM Hands-on Learning with Marshmallows https://youtu.be/y6FmrOS72EA How to Demonstrate Engineering Principles | Science Projects We got some mini marshmallows for hot chocolate. We got some extras left, so we tried this Hands-On Engineering activity. My son was in first grade back then, and he got very frustrated with the structure was too waggly and not... Continue Reading →

LEGO Activities: Balance Scale

LEGO Balance Scale STEM Project  When my son was 4 years old, it was a BIG Lego phase for him. He was so into looking at the Lego building app and followed the instruction to building what he wanted. We made a LEGO balance scale and weighed candies. It was fun, and it turned out... Continue Reading →

Color mixing Activity for Preschoolers

Mixing color water together! We had fun with color mixing with Play-Doh when my son was in preschool. We also enjoyed this activity by mixing color water. I made the primary color and some other color water for him. We had a "chemistry cocktail mixologist set" we have never used, so I put those color water in... Continue Reading →

Color mixing Activity for Kids

Primary colors, Black and White Paints We had fun with color mixing with Play-Doh when my son was in preschool. We enjoyed this activity by mixing paints. We used primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) and black and white paints to make grey or add some shades. What We Used Paint (We used tempera paints) Red, Blue,... Continue Reading →

Adjectives for Kids: Character Drawing

Adjectives and Noun Character Drawing When we were learning adjectives, we had so much fun with many activities. Here is project part 2! We made 20 adjective cards and 10 noun cards, put them in separate jars, and randomly picked them. (2 adjectives and 1 noun combo) Then, my son drew the "Adjectives and noun"... Continue Reading →

Conifer Trees: Science Activity with Kids

Evergreen trees that have cones! We were learning about the conifer tree. What is conifer? Are they all evergreen trees? I looked up the dictionary. It says, "Any of an order (Coniferales) of mostly evergreen trees and shrubs. Usually having needle-shaped or scalelike leaves and including forms with true cones and others with an arillate... Continue Reading →

Art Activity with Kids: Button Tree

Button art and craft ideas for kids Here is a boredom buster idea for preschoolers. We had so many old buttons in a container, so we tried new art and craft activities. Decorate a bare tree with a bunch of buttons! What We Used *CAUTION: Buttons are choking hazards, so this activity is NOT for... Continue Reading →

Lego Volcano: Introducing Chemical Reaction

Baking soda and vinegar! Classic combo! Photo by Dimitry B on Unsplash Here is the classic chemical reaction activity many kids love! We put the small container in the center of the Lego volcano for adding baking soda and vinegar. We looked up volcano images on the internet and observed which Lego color we should... Continue Reading →

Strawberry DNA Extraction Activity

DNA from smashed strawberries? What? My son and I were reading the Biology book called 'Biology: Life as We Know It!', and there was a page explaining about DNA. He was interested in what DNA is, and he was making some DNA shape LEGO. I was not familiar with anything about DNA, but I started... Continue Reading →

Music with Kids Idea: Jal Tarang

Unique percussion instrument in India Have you ever heard of the instrument called Jal Tarang? I have never heard of them until we visited our local symphony orchestras' music event. They introduced them briefly as a part of the percussion family. There are many bowls tuned with water. It was an awe-inspiring, beautiful sound for... Continue Reading →

Art Activity with Kids: Head Collage & Drawing

What is inside your kids' head? I found a fun kids art activity called "Head Collage" from the website education.com. Their project uses cut-out pictures from magazines etc., but we didn't have any magazines or catalog at home. None! We modified the instruction, and we drew the items on the construction paper and cut them... Continue Reading →

Animal Habitats For Kids – Freshwater Habitat

What animals live in the freshwater habitat? After we learned about ocean habitat, we moved on to learning freshwater habitat. My son asked, "What is freshwater?" The water you are drinking is freshwater. According to the resource video we watched, freshwater is found in lakes, rivers, ponds, wetlands, and streams. Water does not contain a... Continue Reading →

Animal Habitats For Kids – Ocean Habitat

What animals live in the ocean habitat? Introducing water habitat to my six years old son was a little bit tricky. First, I needed to teach him what is the difference between saltwater and freshwater. He also didn't know the difference between which animals live in the ocean or fresh water, so we needed to... Continue Reading →

Adjectives for Kids: Fun Activity Part1

Matching adjectives and pictures When we were learning adjectives, we had so much fun with many activities. My son learned many words from his reading back then, but he didn't know what adjectives were. We watched the Schoolhouse Rock video first to understand the concept. He loved the song, and we watched it over and... Continue Reading →

Teaching Time AM and PM

Difference between AM and PM My son suddenly asked, "What are AM and PM?" I asked him why he wanted to know about it, and he replied to me, "I always see them on my iPad." He was right. AM and PM are mostly on the iPad, smartphone, and computer displays. Yeah, what are these... Continue Reading →

Animal and Plant Cells for Kids

Fun way to learn about cells with kids Learning Activity Ideas 1. Coloring The worksheet website "SUPERSTAR WORKSHEETS" has an excellent variety of science worksheets. Their plant and animal cells worksheets are free to download! Great for coloring and also as a reference! Superstar Worksheets (Animal Cell Worksheets) Superstar Worksheets (Plant Cell Worksheets) 2. Singing... Continue Reading →

Making Papel Picado with Kids

Learning About Cultures From Around The World! We watched the movie, 'Coco.' It was a lovely and heartwarming story with great songs. We got inspired by the film, and we picked Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) for the class we learn about cultures and traditions in the world. We enjoyed watching videos,... Continue Reading →

What are boogers? (for kids)

You don't want to eat boogers in your nose. When my son turned 5, he started to curious about anything about the human body. Also, anything gross was hilarious for him (still is!), so when he saw this book 'Grossology' at the library, his eyes looked like he found the biggest jewel in the world.... Continue Reading →

Toothpick Flags with Kids

How to Make Your Own Paper Flags on Toothpicks When my son was a toddler, he needed attention 24/7. If I still had some extra energy, I made some toothpick flags for snacks or dinner. Kids can focus on decorating those flags while grown-up needs to work! Then the dinner looks more fun and yummier... Continue Reading →

Consonants and Vowels for Kids (Part 2)

A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y It was fun to sort consonants and vowels. We learned "Y" is the special one! Y can be both consonant and vowel! Yay! Part 1 is here with free download Worksheet. This time, we used neon dot stickers for sorting. I wrote whole alphabets and extra 'y'... Continue Reading →

Introducing Camouflage for Kids (Part 2)

Which color was hard to find? Why? According to a National Geographic article, camouflage is a defense mechanism or tactic that organisms use to disguise their appearance to mask their location, identity, and movement.  We did this fun camouflage art activity on Part 1 (Details) inspired by this website: "Learn About Animal Camouflage with Hidden... Continue Reading →

Introducing Camouflage for Kids (Part 1)

What is camouflage? According to a National Geographic article, camouflage is a defense mechanism or tactic that organisms use to disguise their appearance to mask their location, identity, and movement. How can I teach my son about this? I searched from Pinterest and randomly found a great website called "Frugal fun for BOYS AND GIRLS."... Continue Reading →

Chore Ideas for Kids: Picking up Pinecones

One pinecone = One cent Our backyard gets so many pinecones in fall and winter. Especially after a windy night, there are pinecones everywhere!! One day, our son was so bored and needed his wiggles out, so we suggested to him if he wants to make money out of picking up pinecones. We told him... Continue Reading →

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