Learning about money often begins with learning coin names and values. Mastering it all takes time and practice, but thankfully, it doesn’t have to be boring. These coin counting puzzles are a great activity for the home or classroom and, my favorite part of all, they make learning about money fun! Getting Ready To prepare the puzzles, I printed them out and laminated them so that I
Developing number sense is something that takes kids time and a lot of effort, but these Number Sense Mystery Puzzles make learning exciting and challenging! This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Getting Ready Prepping this math activity was quick and easy! I started by printing out a few copies of the 100 chart and the matching mystery number cards (below). I printed everything on Astrobrights
Combining baking soda and vinegar is a classic science experiment that is a guaranteed crowd pleaser every single time. But mix the two ingredients in a sealed plastic baggie and the excitement goes through the roof! The exploding baggie science trick is sure to knock kids’ socks right off. It’s the perfect addition to our Super Cool Science Kit! Getting Ready This activity can be
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
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
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