1. How to Make Sparkly Gold Slime

    We had some leftover supplies after making our gold playdough, so we decided to attempt some gold slime.  It's shiny, sparkly, and super stretchy! The boys like to stretch it…

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  2. How to Make Glow in the Dark Slime

    We love a good slime recipe around here, and when we saw this idea on Pinterest for making glow in the dark slime, we had to try it! This slime…

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  3. Creating Playful Venn Diagrams about Animal Attributes

    One day this summer when we hadn't really started school yet (but needed some order!) I got out our large acrylic sheet and showed Gresham how to make Venn diagrams.…

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  4. Make a Worm Observation Jar

    This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Spring has finally arrived in Texas!  I sincerely feel for any of you who are still experiencing snow and cold weather - this winter…

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  5. Science Experiment: Extract the Iron from Breakfast Cereal!

    Impress young scientists with this simple experiment to extract the iron (yes, real iron filings) out of a fortified breakfast cereal such as Total! Aidan has been studying the nutrients…

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  6. Candy Corn Catapults! (Four ways to build a catapult out of items from around the house!)

    This week, several excellent bloggers have teamed up to provide a play series of ideas for what to do with ALL of the candy that will be entering our homes…

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  7. Ocean Tub Pretend Play

    A couple weeks ago, Gresham (age 6) had the idea to put a little blue food coloring in some water to make it look like an ocean for his toy…

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  8. Make a Coconut Volcano

    Several months ago, I saw an idea on Parent Teach Play to use a coconut to make a volcano.  I knew that Gresham would LOVE to make one to play…

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  9. How to Build a Pencil Crossbow

    Back-to-school time is a great time to find pencils on sale, and what better use for them than to make them into a crossbow!  And what better way to explore…

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  10. Science Experiment for Kids: Testing the Surface Tension of Liquids

    As part of our weather unit, I thought it would be fun to explore the unique properties of water.  One thing that makes water special is its surface tension. Surface…

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