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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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