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Specimen tube rain gauge experiment. Collect, predict and measure rainfall with this specimen tube science experiment for kids.

Specimen Tube DIY Rain Gauge Activity

DIY Rain Gauge for Kids Science experiments and specimen tubes seem to go hand in hand so when I was thinking up this diy rain gauge weather activity for kids I decided they’d be a perfect fit. We used plastic tubes that have cork stoppers but any specimen tubes will do for this activity. This […]

Popsicle Stick Fall Bat Craft for Kids

Bats are such interesting animals! Being nocturnal we often associate them with spooky fall nights but are bats really that scary? Bats are actually pretty fascinating. Quick Bat Facts: Bats help control the insect population and some even work as pollinators There are over 1000 species of bats and only 3 of them live off […]

Apple tasting sensory activity with a free printable! Apple activity for fall.

Apple Tasting Activity for Kids with Printable

Apple Tasting Activity for Kids + Printable   Kids are heading back to school soon which means fall is quickly approaching. We homeschool part time and I love incorporating apple activities into our curriculum. Basically, I love everything fall! I’m sharing an apple themed printable that will get your kids trying healthy foods while doing […]

Cute craft using recycled egg cartons. Recycled egg carton bugs for kids.

Recycled Egg Carton Bugs

Recycled Egg Carton Bugs for Kids I love this craft making egg carton bugs with recycled egg cartons! My 2 year old daughter had a blast painting the “bug” bodies! This is a great activity for ages toddler and older, and would make a fun addition to a Very Hungry Caterpillar preschool unit. There are so […]

Firefly Jar Craft

Everyone knows how fireflies got their name, but many people don’t know how the insects produce their signature glow. Fireflies have dedicated light organs that are located under their abdomens. The insects take in oxygen and, inside special cells, combine it with a substance called luciferin to produce light with almost no heat. Firefly light […]

Glow in the Dark Firefly

Everyone knows how fireflies got their name, but many people don’t know how the insects produce their signature glow. Fireflies have dedicated light organs that are located under their abdomens. The insects take in oxygen and, inside special cells, combine it with a substance called luciferin to produce light with almost no heat. Firefly light is usually intermittent, and […]

Nocturnal Animal Crafts

Nocturnal animals are more active at night than during the day. These animals sleep during the day, often in a burrow or den. They have special adaptations that help them survive in the dark. Over millions of years, these animals have developed traits that help them survive in the darkness. Nocturnal animals may have larger ears […]

Glow in the Dark Comet

Most kids love anything that has to do with outer space. These awesome comets are great for recycling plastic bags, are easy to make and when night comes, you can let them fly and watch them glow! Supplies: tennis ball, plastic shopping bag, glow in the dark string, ribbon, scissors and tape. Step 1: put the […]

DIY Magnifying Glass

Make this DIY magnifying glass with a curved piece of plastic from a soda bottle and a little water. Nothing’s better than using your own magnifying glass to find clues and solve mysteries! Supplies: A two liter soda bottle, scissors and a permanent marker. Step1: Draw a circle on the curved part of the bottle. Step 2: […]

Discover More: Feathered Friends

Discover more bird activities! This content supplements the projects and activities found inside your Feathered Friends Discovery Box. If you’re not already a Green Kid Crafts subscriber, don’t wait another day to join! Single-purchase boxes available, too! From $16.95 / month! Monthly boxes come with 3-4 award winning Creativity and STEM Science Kits (science, technology, engineering, and math) designed by experts […]

Discovery More: Backyard Science

Discover more Backyard Science activities! This content supplements the projects and activities found inside your Backyard Science Discovery Box. If you’re not already a Green Kid Crafts subscriber, don’t wait another day to join! Single-purchase boxes available, too! From $16.95 / month! Monthly boxes come with 3-4 award winning Creativity and STEM Science Kits (science, technology, engineering, and math) […]

Rock Heart Paperweights

Get 25% off the first month of your new craft box subscription with code BLOG25! Green Kid Crafts delights kids each month with eco-friendly craft and STEAM activities delivered right to their door through our company’s craft subscription box program. Kids are sent a monthly Discovery Box, which is packed with between 5-8 activity kits designed to […]

African Grasslands

Get 25% off the first month of your new craft box subscription with code BLOG25! Green Kid Crafts delights tens of thousands of kids across North America each month with fun and eco-friendly craft and STEM activities delivered right to their door through our company’s craft subscription box program. Kids are sent a monthly Discovery […]

Animal Footprint Shoes

Make shoes meant to mimic the footprints of animals! This is a surprisingly easy and super-fun project. Then wear your shoes in the snow, on the beach, or in the mud and leave the impression to unsuspecting passersby that wildlife has wandered into the area! Supplies:  flip flops/sandals, thick craft foam, scissors, and hot glue. Step one: […]

Celebrate Earth Day!

April is Earth Month and the perfect time to celebrate and appreciate our Earth. We want every child to have the chance to celebrate with our Earth Day Activity Guide for Kids! This guide will teach kids how to be a Planet Protector by following the three R’s: Reducing, Reusing and Recycling. We also provide fun […]

Make Botanical Shirts with Plant Pounding

Did you know that you can dye clothes with plants? We are having so much fun this week learning about plant pigments and the science behind this amazing, yet simple, project that allows kids to discover the wonderful colors, patterns, and designs in nature! This technique allows you to transfer dye from plants (flower and/or […]

Leaf Printing

Learn how to create these beautiful leaf prints in just 4 easy steps! Step 1: Paint the underside of a leaf. Step 2: Press paint side down on cloth or papter Step 3: Cover with piece of scrap paper/ newspaper. Step 4: Rub and pull off leaf. If you’re not already a Green Kid Crafts subscriber, […]