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How to make homemade butter with kids.

How to make Homemade Butter with Kids

Make homemade butter with kids For many children, the idea that butter comes from somewhere other than just the local grocery store is probably a surprising one. That is why making butter with kids is sure to fascinate and intrigue! Before you make homemade butter with kids, take some time to discuss what butter is made of, and the origin […]

Fizzy gourd science activity for kids. A STEM project perfect for fall!

Fizzy Fall Gourds Science Activity for Kids

    Volcano Activity for Kids We’re really getting into fall here on the blog as you can see in our recent apple themed posts and our leaf decoration. This week we’re adding a twist to a classic science activity by experimenting with a fizzy gourd volcano. I picked up a small bag of gourds […]

10 Kitchen Science projects for kids. Kitchen science experiments.

Kitchen Science Projects for Kids

Kitchen Science Projects for Kids Did you know that you have supplies for teaching and learning science right in your kitchen? Using common household items to experiment with science can be a fun way to spend a rainy day afternoon! I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite kitchen science projects in the kitchen but there […]

Discover More: Volcanoes, Crystals, and Gems

Learn more about Volcanoes, Crystals, and Gems for kids with these fun and educational activities! This content supplements the projects and activities found inside our Green Kid Crafts Volcanoes Discovery Box. 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 […]

Underwater Volcano

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Soda Bottle Volcano

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Lego Volcano

Lego Volcano

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STEM Guide for Elementary School Kids: Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

STEM—or science, technology, engineering and math—has become a big buzzword in the last few years. However, our classrooms have not yet realized this potential as evidenced by a 2008 report, where in which the US ranked 28th worldwide in math literacy and 24th in science literacy. Combine that with the fact that in US Department […]

Bristlebot

Make your own bristlebot! This is a very easy-to-make micro robot that you can make using the head of a toothbrush for a body and the bristles as legs. Watch it twitch and vibrate to make your “bot” bounce along like a nervous little insect. Supplies:  pipe cleaners, electric toothbrush, tape, Step 1: Disassemble the electric toothbrush.  Each toothbrush brand […]

Draw Bot

Create your own draw bot! When you think about art, you might not think about computers, robots and machines. But many artists use technology in all sorts of ways to create works of art. And as far we are concerned, you’re never too young to start mixing art with robotics! Supplies:  old cd, markers, tape, […]

Create Invisible Ink with Lemon Juice

Create invisible ink with lemon juice! It is a lot of fun, and you can pretend you are a secret agent as you keep all your secret codes and messages hidden from others. All you need is some basic household objects and the hidden power of lemon juice! Supplies: Lemon juice, Q-tip, candle. Step 1: […]

Ink Chromatology Butterflies

These chromatology butterflies are lots of fun to make and a good demonstration of how the ink in most felt-tip pens contains mixture of different colors. Most kids are used to mixing colors with paints or play dough, but have your children had the chance to try separating color mixtures? In this science experiment for kids, […]

CSI Kit

Household items and a bit of imagination will create a CSI Kit for your child to have investigative adventures with! It’s easy to make a forensic science kit that will allow your child hours of fun. Supplies: Hot chocolate powder (or baking soda or baby powder), latex gloves, makeup brush, Q-tips, flashlight or black light, magnifying […]

Salt Dough Fossils

Dinosaur week would not be complete without making salt dough fossils! This is an easy and fun way for children to learn about fossils, paleontology, and dinosaurs. Supplies:  Salt dough, large dinosaur figurines, paint and paint brushes. Step 1:  Make salt dough using this recipe. Step 2:  Press each dinosaur figurine firmly into the dough. […]

Erupting Volcano Experiment

With this volcano experiment, your child will be hooked on chemistry after she builds a model volcano by combining an acid and an alkaline substance! Supplies: Empty water bottle, 1 or 2 boxes of baking soda, vinegar, red and blue food coloring, dinosaur figurines, salt dough (here is a great recipe), dish soap, a big […]

Kid’s Music Wall

Building a kid’s music wall is an amazing way for kids to both explore sound and get involved in a simple construction project! Supplies:  Pots and pans, buckets, chopsticks/wooden spoons/skewers, pvc pipes, twine/rope, nails and hammer.  Also, something to make the wall.  We used an old headboard.  Other ideas include using old fencing, a pallet, or random […]

Teaching Kids How Sound is Made

Cause and effect is how kids learn to control and interact with their environment, and understanding cause and effect helps to develop problem solving and other important life skills. This experiment creates a visual understanding of how sound is created when a drum is hit.  It only takes minutes to put together. Beware, this project is lots of fun, […]

Discover More: Kitchen Science

Discover more Kitchen Science activities! This content supplements the projects and activities found inside your Kitchen Science Discovery Box. Click here to access your bonus activity guide! 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, […]

Discover More: Safari

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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) […]

African Grasslands

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Discover More: Green Energy

Discover more about green energy! This content supplements the projects and activities found inside your August Green Energy Discovery Box. Discover and Create A selection of our favorite kid-tested green energy projects and experiments! From the Librarian For extended learning, check out these highly rated books about green energy for kids, available for your convenience on Amazon.com. Recommended Toys: Experiment and […]