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Use Science to Tie Dye {It’s a pH Test}

Make giant test "sheets" to test pH using cabbage, papertowels and a collection of acids/bases.

Chemistry and Art.  This year I have been teaching a high school art elective, where we do chemistry experiments with an art twist. This science experiment uses ingredients common in every kitchen (well, except for the cabbage part – we aren’t cabbage eaters, had to buy that). AND… kept the attention of 3 year olds […]

10 Easy Preschool Science Experiments

10 Easy Preschool Science Experiments

These preschool science experiments are perfect for your three and four years olds!  These are fun and eye grabbing which are perfect ways to slowly introduce them to the world of science.  10 Easy Preschool Science Experiments 1.  Rock Garden – Use a few household items to grow crystals on rocks.  Let your kids add […]

Color Spray – Science through Art for Kids

color spray science through art project for kids

I am super excited, I love my preschooler – but I have a houseful of them – and this year I am taking a break from them once a week and teaching a Art through Science course with our local home-school Co-op.  All of my students are potty-trained, they all can read… and they all […]

8 {Kid Friendly} Science Labs

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Science labs are a wonderful way to begin experimenting.  We love discovering ways to play with science and now we have some labs to try with the older children!  This is also a great resource for teachers. Today’s best blog feature, STEM Mom, is sharing 8 science labs that you can do with your children. […]

How to Answer Kids Science Questions

how to answer kids science questions

Kids love to ask why. It is one of the reasons they are such fun when exploring science concepts and simple experiments.  Everything seems amazing.  They want to take apart the world and see how it works. But I have been stumped. A lot. Even on stuff I might know! It is one thing to […]

The Science of Fire

Science of Fire

While talking about fire safety with my children the other day, we got into a discussion about the science of fire.  My kids wanted to know just how does fire burn?  Here is a demonstration of what we learned. Science of Fire Fire is mystical to children.  Therefore it is critical that children learn the […]

12 Ways to Play with Science

12 Ways to Play with Science featured on Kids Activities Blog

One of our very favorite things in the whole world is to play with science.  Today we are featuring a dozen fun science activities for kids that were linked up to our It’s Playtime meme. Check back later today {4 pm CT} to link up YOUR kids activities, crafts and games. Dozen Ways to Play […]

Egg Shell Squeeze: Food Science for Kids

Egg Shell Squeeze Food Science Experiment for kids

Think an egg shell is fragile?  Take a look at this food science explanation for kids and THEN tell us what you think!  We at Kids Activities Blog think this egg experiment is eggs-cellently fun! Egg Shell Squeeze Knowing how easy an egg cracks, it makes sense to think they are fragile.  But they are […]

Science Craft: {Adorable} Pumpkin Life Cycle and Ladybug Life Cycle

life cycle of a pumpkin for kids

Your kids will love these science craft ideas!  We have an adorable pumpkin life cycle craft AND an amazing ladybug life cycle craft.  Kids Activities Blog thinks Mommy might even have fun playing with these adorable crafts. Science Craft A science craft uses color, artwork, and craft supplies to bring science to life for kids.  In these […]

Make a Rocket: Easy Rocket Science with a {Tea Bag} Homemade Rocket

Easy Rocket Science for Kids: Make a Rocket with a Tea Bag

To celebrate the 4th of July, we learned how to make a rocket.  It was fun and my kids learned a little bit about rocket science at the same time.  Kids Activities Blog hopes you have a little fun with your own homemade rocket this 4th of July. *** NOTE: This activity involves fire so […]

Experiment with Salt: Freezing Temperature {and Cool Science Magic}

Experiment with Salt: Freezing Temperature {and Cool Science Magic}

We have a simple science experiment with salt that your kids will love!  It studies the freezing temperature of water and how salt affects it.  Kids Activities Blog love cool science magic tricks that make learning fun. Experiment with Salt Can you lift an ice cube into the air using nothing but a piece of […]

Summer Time at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science {Dallas}

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This summer, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science has plenty in store for stir-crazy kids and fun-seekers of all ages. From eco-friendly exhibits to 3D films to exciting events and an array of programs, visitors will have reasons galore for coming back time and time again this summer.   She Is Dallas Info:  The […]

Science Table: Hands On, Interactive Science

Science Table: Hands On, Interactive Science

Have you ever made a science table in your home for your kids?  We offer these simple guidelines for how to make a hands-on table for kids to explore.  Kids Activities Blog loves open-ended learning and interactive science. Science Table An indoor science table in a perfect learning spot for children.  Recently this texture themed […]

Surface Tension: Experiment with Salt {Science for Kids}

Surface Tension: Experiment with Salt {Science for Kids}

Surface Tension is a difficult concept to understand but we’ve got a fun way to demonstrate it to your child to make it easier to understand.  First we have an experiment with salt and then another experiment with LEGOs.  At Kids Activities Blog, we know how to make science for kids fun and exciting. Surface […]

5 Easy Science Experiments for Kids: Hands On Science

Easy Science Experiments for Kids: Hands On Science

Today we’d like to share with you 5 easy science experiments for young children.  Kids love hands on science and these ideas will help them explore and investigate science while having fun too. Kids Activities Blog hopes to encourage your child to love learning about science and how their world works. Easy Science Experiments Young […]

12 Science for Kids Activities

6 Science for Kids Activites

Science for kids automatically makes me think of messy exploding volcanoes.    Thankfully there are many other science experiments to do that aren’t quite as complex as that one. Whether you are homeschooling your children and want to learn about science, or just like to have a fun time discovering, these are some wonderful activities […]

Simple Machines: Make a Pulley {Science for Kids}

Kids can make a pulley {Simple Machines}

Think your little one is too young to learn about simple machines?  Try this easy activity to make a pulley and they will learn as they play and discover how it works. We at Kids Activities Blog believe that science for kids should be hands-on and always fun. Simple Machines Simple machines have always fascinated my […]

Static Electricity: Gravity Defying Snake {Kid Science}

Static electricity: Kids will love to make this gravity defying snake!

Have you tried to explain what static electricity is to your child?  You can demonstrate the concept to them as you make static electricity with this gravity defying snake! Kids Activities Blog hopes your child will enjoy playing snake charmer for a day with this fun kid science experiment. Static Electricity Activities which demonstrate static […]

Science Activity {Outdoor Play}

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When I am not at home tending the garden, I enjoy interacting with thousands of guests at a local theme park. This path is actually my second path in life, after teaching for many years and raising two wonderful sons. My sister, another teacher, and I enjoy creating activities for her daughter, who is Home Schooled, and coming up with ‘yet another’ way to approach a new lesson.

Build a Bridge: Testing Bridge Design {Science Activity}

Build a Bridge Science Activity for Kids {Bridge Designs}

There are so many ways to build a bridge. Let’s take a few minutes and look at four types of bridge design and how well each type of bridge holds pennies. Kids Activities Blog hopes this science activity will get your kids thinking about the reasons why different structures are build the way they are. Build […]

Special Events at the Perot Museum of Nature & Science

Here in Dallas, we now have the chance to soar like an eagle, feel the earth move and shake right under our feet and race against a T-Rex!  At the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science, you can experience these fun opportunities and more in their 5 floors of amazing hands-on exhibits. We had […]

{Hands On} Kid Science: Water Absorption Experiment

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Young children benefit greatly from hands on learning.  This water absorption project is not only hands on but it is also a great water experiment – and kids love water!  The next time you have to clean up a spill and you know which material will do the best job, you can thank your friends here […]

Titanic Exhibit at Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

The Fort Worth Museum of Science & History is currently hosting a special exhibit “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit” that features hundreds of artifacts and recreated rooms, taking you back 100 years to hear their story.  As a huge fan of the classic movie, “Titanic” (who doesn’t try to recreate the ‘I’m King of the World’ […]

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

We spent the day at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. What a fun way to learn about science with your friends! But you can’t learn on an empty stomach, right? We headed to Fort Worth a little early so we could have breakfast at Ol’ South Pancake House which my friend Holly […]

Perot Museum of Nature and Science – Dallas

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science opened in Dallas last month in a landmark building near Victory Park.  My family visited the museum today to see what all the buzz was about. I love the outside of the Perot Museum building and couldn’t wait to explore what the magical slanting window held inside. We […]

{Kid Science} Water Experiment: Displacement

kid science and water experiment

Kid science experiments are a way to use fun hands-on activities to demonstrate a complex principle.  This great water experiment uses basic everyday items but your kids will be amazed at the results as they learn about displacement and surface tension (without really realizing they are learning about science!).  You know we love sneaking in a […]

Teaching How to Measure {Science Fun for Kids}

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How to measure nearly anything is a skill that adults often take for granted.  Teaching how to measure different household items weight is a simple way to start the fun with kids.  This easy science-based activity is what Kids Activities Blog is all about.  We love when kids activities sneaks in a lesson amid play […]

Science for Kids: Make a Balance

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Figuring out how to balance objects is something that fascinates children. Whether it is trying to balancing the same type of objects on either side of a balance or trying to find two objects that have the same weight or a number of objects that will equal a heavier object. It is just plain fun. […]

The QM Science Spot: LOTS of Experiments

Science round-up of QM

We learn so much from exploring and interacting with the world around us, that is one of the things I love about our “Science Spot”.  This is the go-to place, a collection of many of our best kid-tried and tested experiments.  We love watching the natural curiosity that kids have, all those “Why?” questions, and […]

Science… in the Kitchen

Science in the kitchen

It’s another week and another It’s Playtime round-up! Thanks to each and everyone of you who share fun activities for our kids to do together – you are an inspiration to me (and the source of many of the pins that I tag with hopes of doing that activity “one day”). This week’s collection of […]