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 →

Pretend Play Restaurant with Real Food

Learning about ordering foods and how to pay We enjoyed this activity while the pre-school was on summer break. If your kids don't want to eat some lunch because they want to play more and hard to stop, this idea might help. How we did I named my imagination restaurant "Hop and Pop Cafe." (As... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

LEGO Activities for Kids: Playing Outside

Heavy Duty Trucks! Messy but Fun! We were so bored to play inside, so we took his Lego outside and play. It got messy, but it's cleanable and washable. Playing Lego outside was such an excellent boredom buster! We learned that day, taking anything from inside to out freshens the routine and bright the day... Continue Reading →

Science Kit Review: Magic Science for Wizards Only

At home Science experiments for kids My son got this kids science kit for his birthday from his friend. He loves science, especially doing some experiments, so that was a perfect gift for him. He still needed adult supervision to play with this kit back then. Still, it didn’t overwhelm me much because the activity... Continue Reading →

Pretend Play for Kids: Fashion Designer

Pick Colors, Paint, and Design One day, I was searching for a fitted indoor activity for my son on Pinterest. Then I ran into a great website called "Pickebums.com." Her blog has so many excellent ideas and fun free printable for kids' activities. We printed out one of her printable called "People Play Dough Mats."... Continue Reading →

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