Landforms: Cut-out Art for Kids

Collage cut-out landforms on the paper We started learning about the landform when my son was in 2nd grade, and it was not easy for us to understand. It might be easier to memorize them all. However, we have never been to most of them, and it was tough for us to picture them. So... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

My Milk Toof and My Son’s Baby Tooth

Polymer clay ideas: Making your favorite characters When my son was 5 years old, his first baby tooth came out. As his parents, we felt so happy for him, and we told him about the Tooth Fairy. We told him to place it underneath their pillow, and the Tooth Fairy will visit while you sleep,... Continue Reading →

How to Make Bath Bombs with Kids

DIY bath bomb at home! My son loves to take a bath, especially soaking himself in the fizzy bathtub with a bath bomb. (I do too!) Fancy little guy! I found this excellent YouTube tutorial, and we tried! What We Used We watched this YouTube video. There were many bath bomb recipes and DIY videos... Continue Reading →

Sense of Taste – Taste and Guess Game for Kids

Taste and Smell: Does your taste come from your smell? My son was SUPER into the human body when he was in Kindergarten. We started homeschooling when he turned 1st grade, and we adapted anatomy with learning from his favorite book 'Human Body Theater.' While he learned about senses, we tried this tasting experiment for... Continue Reading →

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs: Experiment with Kids

How long does it take to get your perfect boiled egg? How do you like your egg? My son loves hardboiled eggs for his snacks. I like smooth, softer yolk, and my son loves super hardboiled well-done yolk. How long should we boil then? Let's try this experiment and find out how many minutes we... Continue Reading →

Best Reading Websites for Kids

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, our local libraries have been closed for a long time. Since we do homeschool at home, books are an essential learning resource. Suppose you are currently looking for excellent reading materials for kids like me. In that case, I want to share some websites that offer a great reading selection... Continue Reading →

Animal Habitats For Kids: Grassland (Prairie)

Prairie We were learning about the grassland habitat, but we found out the savanna and the prairie are very different, even both are grassland. We studied them separately. What We Used Books and videos about the prairieAnimals in the prairie images from the internet or your drawingsColor pencils, crayons or markers for drawingLetter size paper... Continue Reading →

Animal Habitats For Kids: Grassland (Savanna)

Dry Season and Rainy Season We were learning about the grassland habitat, but we found out the savanna and the prairie are very different, even both are grassland. We studied them separately. What We Used Books and videos about the savannaAnimals in the savanna images from the internet or your drawingsColor pencils, crayons or markers... Continue Reading →

Animal Habitats For Kids: Temperate Forest

Temperate Forest We have visited the forest, so this habitat was the easiest for my son to picture what it looks like. We were fortunate to see deer while hiking in the forest. We also saw some squirrels and many birds. What you need Books and videos about the temperate forest habitatAnimals in the temperate... Continue Reading →

Animal Habitats For Kids: Rainforest (Tropical)

Introducing rainforest to my 1st-grader The hardest thing for me to teach my son about the habitats was letting him imagine or picture what kind of place it is. He was 6 years old, and he had never experienced a rainforest, so we needed to watch many videos to introduce what it looks like. What... Continue Reading →

Animal Habitats For Kids – Arctic / Polar / Tundra

Arctic habitat, Polar habitat, Tundra... Which name should we use for this icy habitat? It was confusing learning about it as Arctic habitat, while other references called it "Polar habitat," and still others called it "Tundra"... What you need Books and videos about the Arctic habitatAnimals in the Arctic habitat images from the internet or... Continue Reading →

Animal Habitats For Kids: Deserts

Introducing deserts to my 1st-grade son The hardest thing for me to teach my son about the habitats was letting him imagine or picture what kind of place it is. He was 6 years old, and he has never experienced deserts, so we needed to watch many videos to introduce what it looks like. What... Continue Reading →

Learning about the Human Body: Body Tracing

Fun Body Tracing Activity with kids "Real size of me!" My son was SUPER into anatomy (human body). After he read the book "Human Body Theater," his favorite activities were human body related. After we learned how our body works, we traced his shape and placed construction paper organs! What We Used Huge paper (We... Continue Reading →

How to Make a Rain Gauge

DIY Rain Gauge for Rain Measurement What is the rain gauge? The rain gauge is used to measure rainfall. We made it with a plastic bottle and set it outside. We will check it a week later to estimate how much rain we got!  What We Used Empty plastic bottleUtility knife (Please let the grown-up... Continue Reading →

The Best Worksheets Websites for Kids

I found some useful websites that offer a great selection of worksheets. I hope this list helps your distance learning. K5 Learning (Free Worksheets Page) Subject Math and Language Art Age: Preschool to Grade 6 (Depends on the subjects) Cost: Free (No Sign Up Required) Scholastic Teachables Subject Language Arts, Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies,... Continue Reading →

Layers of the Earth Project for Kids

How to make a model of layers of the Earth with Play doh We learned about the layers of the Earth and made the model with play doh. It helped my son to understand the Earth's layers, and also it was exciting when we cut the Earth in half! What We Used Blue and green... Continue Reading →

Table Setting and Manners for Kids

Introducing how to set the table and eat properly We played with food toys all the time back then, and I wanted to try something new. We used real utensils and tried a formal table setting like a fancy restaurant or party. I didn't even know how to set the table right, so we learned... Continue Reading →

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