science experiments for kids

soap dough, soap molds, crazy cool fun with soap
July 26, 2013 4 comments

soap dough, soap molds, crazy cool fun with soap

    What happens when you put a bar of Ivory soap in the microwave? Really. Ivory soap. Plain ole sweet-smelling, plain-jane white bar o’ Ivory soap? In the microwave. ...

candy cane experiments, 2.0
January 22, 2013 6 comments

candy cane experiments, 2.0

We are always looking for reasons to play with our food over here, so when we put away the last of the holiday decorations, instead of tossing our candy canes, ...

hot summer day fun: crayon melts!
July 11, 2012 9 comments

hot summer day fun: crayon melts!

It’s been so incredibly hot here in Maryland, I’m sure you can fry an egg on the sidewalk. At least I’m guessing you can because it’s been upwards of 100 ...

homemade light table and the wonder of water beads
June 4, 2012 7 comments

homemade light table and the wonder of water beads

For quite some time now, I have seen posts about the wonder of water beads. But I couldn’t find the beads, or I’d forget about them. And then I’d see ...

new for us friday: the red apple taste test
May 18, 2012 6 comments

new for us friday: the red apple taste test

This New For Us Friday we’re sharing a simple—but fun!—experiment of sorts. It’s a little ‘learning-in-the-kitchen’ meets ‘science experiment’ meets ‘problem-solver’, all in the name of those round and juicy ...

new for us friday: the grapple
April 13, 2012 7 comments

new for us friday: the grapple

We were totally due for some new-for-us foods around here, after our handful of awesome, new-for-us games, thanks to Toy Fair, Easter, and the kids’ new allowance.  Which (eeeee!) I ...

candy experiments: playing with color
November 6, 2011 2 comments

candy experiments: playing with color

It’s been a busy few weeks for us, between school, sports, Blogalicious, Halloween, and my parents coming down to spend time with the kids while I attended the NAEYC conference ...

how to teach kids where in the world they live
July 7, 2011 57 comments

how to teach kids where in the world they live

For a long time now, I’ve realized that Maddy, Owen, and Cora have no idea where they live. Sure, they get that they live in Maryland and their Nanny and ...

painting with candy: candy experiments (part two)
November 4, 2010 11 comments

painting with candy: candy experiments (part two)

Maddy, Owen, and Cora had an absolute blast performing candy experiments using their Halloween loot this week, but I think the most fun they had stemmed from our own experiment ...