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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Living and Non Living Things Activity: Sorting Game

What are the living thing and non-living things? We learned about "Living and Nonliving Things" for 1st Grade science. What makes something a living thing? Do mushrooms alive? How about the clouds in the sky? We learned this topic with a sorting activity. What We Used ScissorsGlue or tapeThe printed PDF file below *Please read... 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 →

LEGO Math Activities for Kids: Number Cars

Counting Numbers 1 to 10 with Cars!  I was making numbers from 1 to 10 with Legos (I don't remember why. Just bored?). Then, my son - who was very into the Pixar movie "Cars" and anything cars related - gave me a fun idea, "Let's turn them into cars!". This was a great way... Continue Reading →

Introducing Words for Kids with Block Letters

Spelling puzzles! One day, I walked into the living room and found my toddler son was giggling, playing with his ABC wooden toys. I looked closer at what he was doing and found out he was spelling! He was copying the spelling of words he found in the living room 🙂 He was enjoying this... Continue Reading →

LEGO Activities for Kids: Lego Marble Maze

Make your own marble maze out of Lego bricks! We made a Lego maze on the baseboard. We learned this from our experience, I recommend using higher brick walls so that the marble doesn't jump over the pieces. What We Used Any Lego piecesLego BaseplateMarble (if you don't have, you can make a small ball with aluminum foil) Step... Continue Reading →

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