Whether you’re looking for a fun way to enjoy the outdoors or you want to sneak in a little learning into your summer days, these 15 backyard engineering projects for kids are must-tries. Race LEGOs down DIY ziplines, build rockets that really soar, launch marshmallows in the air and try your hand at classic egg drop science experiments. Kids will be tackling backyard engineering projects for days!
Mad scientists will love this awesome twist on the classic sink or float science experiment! Using only a few supplies, kids can make a Squidy that magically dives and rises with just a squeeze of the hand. This post contains Steve Spangler affiliate links. Getting Ready My favorite part of this experiment was that all of the supplies arrived on my doorstep. No last minute shopping trips required! Steve Spanglers’ Super
Counting is a skill that takes a lot of practice and repetition, especially when children are learning one to one correspondence and counting sets. These super fun watermelon seed count and clip cards add some much needed fun to all of that hard work. They are perfect for summer! Getting Ready To prepare the clip cards, I printed the download (below) and laminated the pieces before
Learning how to skip count takes kids lots of practice but these motivating ice cream skip counting puzzles make all of that hard work fun for kids. For even more ice cream fun, be sure to hop over and grab our write and wipe addition cards too! This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Getting Ready Prepping the skip counting puzzles was quick and easy. I printed the
Magic Milk Fireworks are a surprisingly simple Fourth of July science activity that kids will beg to repeat over and over again. With just a few common ingredients, they’ll turn ordinary milk into an explosion of red, white and blue fireworks. It’s perfect for Memorial Day, Fourth of July… or anytime you need a guaranteed boredom buster! Getting Ready To prep, I gathered a few simple supplies: A
Step away from worksheets and make fraction practice more lively and fun with these Froggy Fraction Clip Cards. They’re perfect to use as a math center or homeschool activity and make a fun addition to our hands-on fraction activity pack! This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Getting Ready To prep our fraction cards, I printed out the activity on cardstock paper to give it extra durability. Then
Warning: This is not your average color matching activity! Preschoolers will beg to do this brilliant twist on regular old color sorting over and over again as they practice color and visual perception, fine motor skills and cutting skills. This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Getting ready First, I printed out the color matching activity on cardstock paper. Cardstock is a bit thicker than normal printer paper so it is easier for your young
Wondering what to do with your overflowing recycling bin? This oh-so-cool DIY smart phone projector will inspire little engineers to turn recyclables into inventions. There’s no stopping the possibilities in a simple cardboard box! Getting Ready To make our DIY smartphone projector, we grabbed: a small cardboard box (ours was 8 inches wide x 6 inches high x 12 inches long) a magnify glass or camera lens scissors,
The weather’s turning warmer so the kids and I have had summer on the brain. I was eager to give our math fact practice a playful, ocean-themed twist. These printable write and wipe addition cards are a perfect addition to any kindergarten or first grade ocean unit. And, if you’re on the hunt for more motivating addition games, be sure to grab our 15 editable math fact games too!
Learning about numbers is more than learning to count – it requires understanding what numbers actually mean. These 1-10 number activity mats make it fun to practice number recognition, formation, counting, ten frames, and tally marks all in one. They’re the perfect addition to any preschool or kindergarten math lesson. Getting Ready Preparing the number activity mats is as easy as they come. I simply printed