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 →

Pretend Play Idea: Inspired by Legend of Zelda

Mommy. Call me Link. Where is my bow? When my son turned 5, he became a massive fan of the video game "Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild." He loved the whole world of that game, and his real-world turned into the Zelda world. He started to call himself Link, and he couldn't stop... 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 →

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 →

Making Your Own Pizza with Kids

How to Make Pizza with Kids at Home Making pizza with kids is an entertaining activity. My son had so much experience with pretend play pizza cooking, so he knew what he should do! What We Used Pizza dough (We got our pre-made dough from Trader Joe's)Pizza sauceTopping (We used fresh tomatoes, black olives, and... 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 →

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 →

Pancake Art with Kids

Weekend Special Pancake Breakfast Ideas for Family When my son was three years old, we found one YouTube video making pretty pancake art with a squeeze bottle. It was so colorful and amazing!! My son got so into that video, and we watched over and over again. One day we found "That" squeeze bottle at... Continue Reading →

Introducing Perler Beads for Little Kids

Start with 2 Color Design When my son was 3 years old, he regularly requested me to make Super Mario Bros characters with Perler beads (Iron Beads). So many days, he watched me while I was working on them. One day, right before he turned 4 years old, I asked him, "Would you like to... Continue Reading →

Interjections for Kids

Interjection examples: Wow! Pow! Ouch! Hurray! Feelings and emotions! Excitement, anger, happiness, sadness, and more! We use them every day, even for expressing mild emotions. Learning interjections with kids is full of fun. Activity Ideas Idea 1: Watch "Interjections!" from Schoolhouse Rock: Season 2, Episode 4 I can't believe this song was aired in 1973. (47... Continue Reading →

LEGO Math Activities: Probability and Odds

Inspired by the Galton Board We visited the science museum, and my son was so impressed by the machine that shows how probability works. It might be called the Galton Board or the bean Machine. We got the inspiration from them and made the marble run toy with legos. https://youtu.be/Vo9Esp1yaC8 https://youtu.be/6YDHBFVIvIs What We Used Lego... Continue Reading →

Instruments of the Orchestra for Kids

Instrument Families - Strings, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion 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! I guess he really liked the very intense moment of... Continue Reading →

Fun Spelling for Kids: Alphabet Hunt

Which words start with A? We had fun playing this alphabet hunt activity for practice learning spelling. We looked around the house and in books for things to spell. It was funny to see what he came up with for each letter! What We Used Pencil or penClipboard (optional)The printed PDF file below *Please read... 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 →

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 →

Pretend Play Ideas: YouTuber

Welcome to my YouTube channel! Some YouTubers are massive stars for my son. He does not really pay attention to the movie stars or singers, but he always checks on his YouTuber's update. Of course, he wanted to have his own YouTube channel, but we told him not until you are much older... So we... Continue Reading →

LEGO Wall-E and Eve Photo Shoot with Kids

Lego activity idea inspired by Wall-E movie After we watched the Pixar movie "WALL-E," my son loved it, and he made his Lego version of WALL-E and EVE. That was the time when our snap peas were growing in our back yard, so we did the photoshoot! Video I am not sure how my son... Continue Reading →

Consonants and Vowels for Kids (Part 1)

A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y It was fun to sort consonants and vowels. We learned "Y" is the special one! Sometimes, Y can be both consonant and vowel! Yay! What We Used Glue or tapeScissorsThe printed PDF file below *Please read terms of use Free Download PDF Consonants_and_Vowels_PDF_Spongykids Resources for Learning Topics... Continue Reading →

Measuring Length for Kids (Centimeters & Inches)

Fun ways to practice measuring length! Introducing measuring was fun. Since using a ruler is a little bit tricky for kids, we practiced how to operate with measuring items at home. Here is the list my son did. It was so cute to see what he chose to measure. 🙂 What We Used RulerPencilThe printed... Continue Reading →

Telling Time For Kids: How to Tell Time on a Clock

How to Teach Your Child to Tell Time? How do we know the time these days? Mostly looking at the cell phone. My son is so used to digital clocks, that it was very tricky and hard for him to learn this topic. I believe telling time on an analog clock is still essential, and... Continue Reading →

Animal Movements for Kids: Card Game

How do animals move? Do they walk? Do they slither?  How do animals move from place to place? When we learned this topic, my son learned many new words related to movements. It was so much fun to learn how the animals move with imitating them! What We Used ScissorsThe printed PDF file below *Please... Continue Reading →

Fun Neighborhood Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids

What do you see in our neighborhood? You can do a fun scavenger hunt in your back yard, or while taking a walk in your neighborhood. We did this activity in our back yard for the first time, and my son really liked it. Kids can practice observation skills too. You might be able to... Continue Reading →

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