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kids gardening

Weeds are deep. Some are edible, have fancy nicknames, heal people, and many even have super powers. They really are amazing and interesting to learn about. This is a great learning activity and as a bonus - gets your yard spruced up!

wordless picture books

Picture books without words are great for inspiring original stories and creative thought. Kiddos use their noggins to fill in their own stories to match with the pictures provided. My daughter pointed out that kiddos see most books as wordless until they are able to read. They see the letters, but they don't know what they mean, so they just ignore them and "read" the story from the pictures anyway. We've gathered a list of wordless books that spark storytime inspiration for us.

water beads and marbles for sensory play

Mixing water beads with clear marbles creates a unique sensory experience. Challenge your kiddos to find all the marbles using their hands. Blindfold them for an intensified experience. Or, if you're like me and prefer to mess with your children for fun, give them a big bowl of water beads and see how long it takes them to figure out there is something off about this sensory bin.

 

We also thought it would be fun to do a time-lapse for the growth of our water beads. Apparently, we have a lot of free time. Enjoy!

 

Water Beads Timelapse

web design basics for kids

Web design and computer coding are regular discussion topics in our house. Mr. eager Ed is a super talented designer and web developer and we view coding as an important part of our kiddos education. I do not know how to code, and am definitely learning along with them. I admit, sometimes my eyes glaze over a bit when coding comes up. My brain has to work extra hard to understand. Cue Web Design for Babies! We thoroughly enjoy this lift-flap book and put together a little S.T.E.A.M. activity to help explore the basic building blocks of web design.

wheel of fitness jumping jacks

Wheel of Fitness! Adding an element of suspense to exercise can be fun for everyone. Let chance decide the next move in your routine. Check out the lowdown below.

tree piece

Did you know that you can tell how old a tree is by counting the rings on its trunk when it is cut down? I learned this fact when I was a small child. I can't remember to take my return back to Target, but I remember this. Go figure! The Arbor Day Foundation has interesting facts about trees including their anatomy. We explore trees in this simple educational activity.

purple wig

I may have mentioned a time or two that we like to dress up in our house. Specifically in disguise and as unicorns. We also like wigs. There is serious entertainment value to a wig. For some reason, we all laugh hysterically when we put one on. As long as you don't go too fancy, (they will end up on the floor) they can be pretty affordable.