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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 […]

Candy conversation hearts science activity. Use candy hearts in this science experiment for kids!

Candy Heart Experiment with Free Printable

Candy Heart Experiment with Free Printables Do you have a few candy conversation heart left over from Valentine crafting or baking? Here’s a fun Valentine science experiment for kids to try at home! We’re trying something new here at Green Kid Crafts and we’re pretty excited about it. We’ve created a free printable vault just […]

DIY light up Valentine. Make a simple circuit with this STEAM activity for kids. Free printable.

Simple Circuit Light Up Valentine

Simple Circuit Light Up Valentine This year my kids are making simple circuit light up Valentine’s for their teachers using a printable heart template. I think it’s so cute that I’m sharing the free printable with you too! But first you’ll need supplies to make a light bulb light up using batteries. It’s an easy […]

Calming lavender playdough recipe to make at home plus ten more scented playdough and paint diy recipes!

Calm Down Lavender Playdough Recipe

  10+ Scented Playdough and Paint DIY Recipes Making scented playdough and paint are fun DIY projects for sensory play, calm down time, and seasonal activities. We recently made scented lavender playdough for evening play to help the kids calm down before bed. The kids play with their homemade playdough while I read them a […]

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 […]

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

A great way to celebrate and enjoy nature this spring is to use what we have around us to make naturally dyed Easter eggs. Collect a variety of flowers and leaves from your neighborhood and raid your refrigerator. Try a little bit of everything. What a fun reason to get outside and experiment! Use a […]

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

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 Box, […]

Soda Bottle Volcano

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 Box, […]

Lego Volcano

Lego Volcano

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 Box, […]

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 […]

Teach STEM Education with Nature Exploration

Experts in many disciplines all agree that there is a national imperative to graduate students with a thorough understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM.) In 2007, a Carnegie Foundation commission of  leaders concluded that the nation’s capacity to innovate and thrive in the modern workforce depends on a foundation of math and science learning. But […]

Discover More: Robots!

Learn more about robots with these fun and educational activities! This content supplements the projects and activities found inside our Robot Workshop Discovery Box, which you can order here. Discover and Create A selection of our favorite kid-tested projects and experiments that explore robot-themed projects and experiments. From the Librarian Explore some of our favorite robot books, available for […]

Robot Wind Chimes – Robot activities for kids

Looking for robot activities for kids? This project is one of our favorites! Recycle tin cans by enginnering your own unique robot windchimes perfect for windy days. Supplies:  cans, pipe cleaners, paint, twine, scissors, metal primer, hammer, nail/screwdriver, beads and any other decoration for hair, etc. Step 1:  Take all the labels off the cans and spray […]

pool noodle craft

Noodle Bot – STEM Activities for Kids

STEM Robot Pool Noodle Craft STEM activities for kids is the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Here, we add an “A” for “Art” to turn STEM into STEAM.  By encouraging creative thinking and problem solving in your child you are helping prepare for your child’s future success by developing their divergent thinking skills! Combine drawing and […]

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. […]