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DIY slime monsters activity for kids. A fun twist on making slime at home. Silly monsters craft for kids.

Slime Monsters Activity for Kids

DIY Slime Recipe for Kids Slime is all the rage right now and we decided to have fun with it by making slime monsters! Both kids and adults are making slime at home for play and to reduce feelings of stress and you can, too, with this fun twist on this popular learning activity. Let your pint-sized […]

DIY slime recipe for kids. Earth themed slime made without borax.

DIY Slime Recipe Earth Themed Slime

DIY Slime Recipe for Kids Slime is getting really popular these days. Both kids and adults are making slime at home for play and to reduce feelings of stress. Because I know we can all be a little more stress free, and because diy slime is just so fun, I’m sharing a special earth themed […]

Free weather printables for kids. Check the weather each day and set your weather spinner to todays weather, match terms and pictures with weather vocabulary, and draw weather with weather with these weather activities for kids.

Weather Tracking Activity with Weather Printables

  Weather Tracking Activity with Weather Printables Spring is our favorite time to track weather because each day can be different from the weather the day before. In some areas winter weather is still hanging on through the first couple weeks of spring, while in other areas rain or sunshine are in the forcast. These […]

Make secret messages with mirros. Kids will love this fun experiment using mirrors to create secret messages.

How to make a Secret Message with Mirrors

Secret Messages with Mirrors Guest post written by Sarah from Share it! Science. Sarah is a science educator with over 10 years experience sharing science in nature and environmental centers, museums and schools. Follow Share it! Science on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+! This exploration of symmetry and mirrors is always a big hit whenever […]

Seed lifecycle activity with printable.

Seed Lifecycle Science Activity

Seed Science Lifecycle of a Seed We’ve started growing a bean seed in our little bean house and now it’s time to observe the lseed lifecycle. This is a great nature science project that involves observation and data collection for kids. We’re trying something new here at Green Kid Crafts and we’re pretty excited about it. […]

Seed sprouting activity for kids. Grow a seed in a bean house with this free printable science activity.

Printable Bean House Seed Sprouting Activity

Bean House Seed Sprouting Activity We’re ready for spring here at Green Kid Crafts! Now is a great time to start thinking about your spring garden, what you’ll be planting, and learning about seeds. I’m sharing this fun seed sprouting activity that includes a printable bean house for your little sprout. We’re trying something new […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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. […]