Great Gifts for Backyard Scientists

Great Gifts for Backyard Scientists

These gifts for backyard scientists will keep your explorers on the path to discovery. From bird guides, rocks, gems, telescopes, and cooking on a stick all of these ideas foster a love for learning about nature and all it has to offer.   When gifting gifts of...
All Tied Up in Knots | Anxiety and Think Outside Boxes

All Tied Up in Knots | Anxiety and Think Outside Boxes

Has your child ever told you that she feels like her tummy is all tied up in knots when she’s feeling anxious about something? Childhood anxiety is real, valid, and so, so tough for kids — and their parents, and I loved that our Think Outside Boxes...
Gift Ideas for Young Geology Lovers and Rockhounds

Gift Ideas for Young Geology Lovers and Rockhounds

First, we dove into one incredible Homeschool Geology Study Unit… Then we discovered some Geology Books that we could simply not live without… Now, I’m excited to bring you one more way to get kids fired up about geology — these are the best...
The Best Homeschool Geology Study Ever

The Best Homeschool Geology Study Ever

I have a confession to make. Shhhh… don’t tell my kids, but I really don’t like geology. Really. I know it’s kind of hard to believe as I share science activities all the time, but I much prefer any kind of life science. In fact, geology was...
Code Your World | 4-H National Youth Science Day

Code Your World | 4-H National Youth Science Day

My daughter was asking me the other day about 4-H — a few friends of hers participate in various activities and she was interested in learning more. Truthfully, I didn’t know much about 4-H when she asked me about it, and like so many people out there, assumed that...
What Makes the Best Umbrella STEM Challenge

What Makes the Best Umbrella STEM Challenge

STEM activities are a lot of fun and educational, but the best kind of STEM activities are open-ended, allowing children to think for themselves. In this umbrella STEM challenge, kids are challenged to make an umbrella from household supplies. They must follow all...
Make a Paperclip Float Science Experiment

Make a Paperclip Float Science Experiment

Surface tension is an interesting scientific concept that is difficult for most kids to understand. But with this paperclip experiment, it becomes much easier for kids to understand as they can see it work right before their eyes! The floating paperclip science...
Marshmallow Shape Towers STEM Challenge

Marshmallow Shape Towers STEM Challenge

STEM activities are a lot of fun and educational, but the best kind of STEM activities are open-ended, allowing children to think for themselves. In this marshmallow shape towers STEM challenge, kids are challenged to make a marshmallow tower, but not only make a...
Make a Paper Plate Maze STEM Challenge

Make a Paper Plate Maze STEM Challenge

STEM activities are a lot of fun and educational, but the best kind of STEM activities are open-ended, allowing children to think for themselves. In this paper plate maze STEM challenge, kids are challenged to make a marble maze using household materials. They must...