1. Science Fun: A Mentos and Diet Soda Fountain!

    Get ready for your children to name you "Mom of the Year" after this activity!   Aidan was amazed when I announced after dinner that we were going to create a…

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  2. Science Experiment: Blubber Keeps Whales Warm

    Before I had my boys, I taught science to groups of homeschoolers. We met one day a week for science (9:00-2:00), and it was so much fun! One year, we…

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  3. Build a Tinker Toy Catapult

    My boys LOVE a good catapult. Last year, we made this marshmallow catapult out of a tissue box, and it was a lot of fun! So when I saw this…

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  4. Colorful CD Spinners

    Here is an easy way to recycle an old CD into a spinner toy!  We got this idea from the June/July 2010 edition of Family Fun magazine.  The magazine suggested…

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  5. Make Your Own Sprinkler with PVC Pipes

    This month's issue of Family Fun magazine had a build-your-own sprinkler toy out of PVC pipes, and we decided to make our own.  We didn't follow the Family Fun directions…

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  6. Simple Chemistry Experiment: Clean Pennies with Vinegar

    Here is a chemical reaction that is easy and fun to do - cleaning pennies with vinegar and salt! All you need are some dull, dirty pennies, salt, and vinegar.…

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  7. Make Your Own Wooden Blocks

    Owen's birthday is coming up next week (He'll be 2!), and Aidan worked with us to make him a set of wooden blocks! Aidan has been learning some beginning woodworking…

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  8. New Stages of Boy-ness

    Aidan is turning 8 this summer. Eight. This makes me officially old, I think. Okay, maybe not that old, but it definitely feels like a new stage for him and…

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  9. Plastic Fork Catapults

    This activity is definitely filed under "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!" My boys love turning their silverware into catapults to fling food (grapes work really well for this…

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  10. Favorite Chapter Books for Boys, Part 2

    We have so many favorite books that it was impossible to fit them all in one post!  Here are some more of our favorite chapter books for boys, and here…

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