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10 Fun summer activities for kids.

10 Fun Summer Activities for Kids

10 Fun Summer Activities for Kids Summer weather is here in San Diego even though there is still more than a month of spring left on the calendar. Whether you’re basking in sunshine or dreaming of warmer days, these 10 fun summer activities for kids will get you ready for summer break. Painting with Nature […]

Build a simple circuit to light up a constellation shadow box! Cool science projects for kids.

Simple Circuit Constellation Shadowbox Project for Kids

Simple Circuit Constellation Shadowbox Project for Kids Today we’re reusing our Green Kid Crafts cardboard box to make a simple circuit constellation shadow box. If you don’t have an empty Green Kid Crafts box you can use a shoe box. Supplies 1 Empty Green Kid Crafts box Black paint Simple circuit supplies (see THIS POST […]

Dissect a flower for a specimen box display. Kids science experiment. #stem #botany #scienceprojects

Dissecting a Flower Project for Kids

Flower Dissecting Project for Kids How exactly does pollination occur? We know that bees play an important part in the cross pollination of flowers, but there is so much more to learn! Today we’re reusing our empty Green Kid Crafts box and learning about the structure of a flower. We often think of dissection as […]

Learn about landfills with this simple science project. Trash and landfill science. #earthday #earthdayscience #earthdayactivity

Earth Day Science: Where Does Our Trash Go?

Earth Day Science: Where Does Our Trash Go? Have you every really thought about what happens to our trash after the garbage truck hauls it to the dump? What exactly is a landfill and how does it get rid of all the trash we make in our community? Many garbage dumps also have a place […]

Build a jelly bean structure for a marshmally bunny. A fun Easter STEM activity.

Building a Jelly Bean Structure for a Bunny

Building a Jelly Bean Structure for a Bunny Easter STEM Project Save some jelly beans from those Easter baskets and build a home for a marshmallow bunny! We’re gathering our supplies for a fun Easter STEM activity today that includes bright colors and yummy food. Supplies Large Jelly Beans Toothpicks Marshmallow Bunny Jelly Bean Structures […]

Grow heart-shaped crystals for Valentine's day! Heart science, valentine science for kids.

Valentine’s Day Crystal Growing Heart Science

Crystal Growing Heart Science Love is in the air here at Green Kid Crafts! Actually, it’s in jars, growing beautiful crystals in the shape of hearts. Just like our previous crystal growing science projects, you’ll find this heart science experiment to be a big hit with kids. If you haven’t checked out our crystal growing […]

Gather nuts and bolts for the youngest of engineers to tinker with at home!

Nuts and Bolts Toddler Engineering Activity

Our subscribers with kids ages 5-10 received our newest Discovery Box this month with the theme of Engineering. This fun nuts and bolts activity is a great way to get younger siblings in on the action! If you haven’t heard the great news, we’ve expanded our box subscriptions to include boxes for kids ages 2-4. […]

Christmas science activity dancing gumdrops. Candy science for kids. #christmasscience

Dancing Gumdrops Science Activity

Dancing Gumdrops Science Activity When we think of dancing at Christmas it’s usually sugarplums that come to mind. Instead of visions of sugarplums we’re watching dancing gumdrops in this fun gumdrops science activity. If you’ve read our dancing corn post you know this activity is really easy to set up and kids love the reaction […]

Christmas slime recipe for kids. Make a fun glitter slime for the holidays! #christmasscience

Glitter Christmas Slime Recipe

Christmas Glitter Slime Recipe We’re mixing up some festive Christmas slime full of glitter! Slime makes a great sensory play tool for kids of all ages plus they love mixing the ingredients together. The ingredients for slime start off as appearing as liquid but once the chemicals in the glue react to those in the […]

Grow your own crystals at home with this cool winter science project for kids. Crystals in the shape of snowflakes can hang in a window or from your tree!

Winter Science at Home Snowflake Crystal Growing

Winter Science at Home Snowflake Crystal Growing Brrrr! Are you feeling colder as we head into winter? We’re staying warm indoors doing winter science at home. Today I’m sharing a cool crystal growing project and guess what? The crystals are in the shape of snowflakes! You can hang these gorgeous snowflakes on your Christmas tree […]

More fall STEAM ideas for kids. Fall science, technology, engineering, art, and math projects with a fall theme!

More Fall STEAM Activities for Kids!

Fall STEAM Activities for Kids We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite fall STEAM activities from this fall into one post! S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, math) are activities that include one or more of the subjects listed. The best STEAM projects combine more than one of these subjects so kids can see how […]

Make fall slime with this easy recipe. Sensory play, play ideas and simple slime.

Contact Solution Fall Slime Recipe

Fall Sensory Slime Glitter sensory slime for fall! Today we’re mixing together ingredients that turn into a pliable substance for sensory play. The best thing about this activity is that it takes very little time but provides an afternoon of play for your child. We use slime for rainy day play, birthday party activities, and […]

Dancing corn is the perfect STEM activity for fall. Try this science experiment with your kids today! #fallstem #fallscience #corncrafts

Dancing Corn Fall STEM Activity

Science creates such wonder in my daughter’s eyes that I can’t help but love doing experiments with her. We like to do evergreen experiments but it is extra fun when the theme of the science is seasonal. This experiment is great for the wonderful season of Fall. Make Corn Dance Science Experiment This experiment is […]

Make your own science tool kit from objects you've found around the house.

DIY Science Tool Kit Box Project

DIY Science Tool Kit Box Project Did you know that everyday objects can become science tools? A great way to reuse your Green Kid Crafts box after the projects inside are complete is to make a science kit. You can keep everything you need for your next scientific experiment in one place! What you put […]

Color science winter activity for kids. LEarn about mixing colors to create new colors with a fun ice painting art project.

Color Science Painting with Ice Cubes

Color Science: Painting with Ice Cubes Winter and summer are a great time to use ice in sensory projects. Today we’re combining a sensory art activity with color science in this ice cube painting craft for kids. It also makes a great last minute boredom buster for kids because you probably already have the supplies […]

Experiment with leaf colors with this cool fall experiement for kids. Leaf pigment experiement.

Leaf Color Experiment-Color Science for Kids

Secret Leaf Colors Experiment Have you ever wondered why leaves change color in the fall? Leaves contain pigments that give them their colors. Even though plants are green most of the time, their leaves contain pigments for different colors too! In the fall, some leaves stop making green pigments as they are getting ready to […]

Learn why apples turn brown when they're cut and how to keep the apple slices from browning. Great kitchen science experiment for kids.

Why Do Apple Slices Turn Brown? Kitchen Science Experiment

Kitchen Science Why Do Apples Turn Brown? Have you ever wondered why apples turn brown when exposed to air? If you slice an apple and pack it for lunch you’ll find apple slices that have turned a light shade of brown when you open your lunch bag. Let’s look at why apples turn brown for […]

10 fall crafts and science activities for kids. A round-up of our favorite autumn activities for kids.

10 Fall Crafts and Science Projects for Kids

  Fall STEAM for Kids When the weather cools we like to head inside for autumn themed STEAM projects. Today I’m sharing ten of my favorite fall activities, some from us here at Green Kid Crafts, and a couple from our friends. Get ready to experiment with apples, slime, and everything fall! 10 Fall Science […]

Fall science for kids. Grow pumpkin shaped crystals at home with this fall STEM experiment. Fall activities for kids.

Fall Science Grow Pumpkin Shaped Crystals

Fall Science Grow Pumpkin Shaped Crystals We’re doing fall science today at Green Kid Crafts! Grow your own crystals at home with this easy STEM activity for kids. If you haven’t grown crystals at home it’s really easy and kids see results in just a couple days. The process of growing crystals is visual and […]

Reuse your Green Kid Crafts box to make another volcano experiment. Volcanic fissures are cracks in the earth that lava flow from. #STEM #volcanoscience

Make a Volcanic Fissures Project with an Empty Box

Turn your Green Kid Crafts Box into a Volcano Experiment! We love to upcycle, recycle and reuse any item we can, especially from our Green Kid Crafts kits! Expand on the Volcano Discovery Box you received with your monthly subscription buy trying out this box craft. We’re making our empty Green Kid Crafts box into […]

Teaching kids about the solar eclipse. Here is a simple activity for showing kids what happens during a solar eclipse. Great for at home or in class teaching.

Teaching Kids about the Solar Eclipse

Teaching Kids about the Solar Eclipse What exactly happens during a solar eclipse? During this eclipse the moon will move in front of the sun and block out the light from the sun for a period of time as it passes. An eclipse can also happen when a planet or moon passes in front of […]

Back to school STEM guide for elementary kids. Great resource!

Back to School STEM Guide for Elementary School Kids

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 […]

Make raisins dance in a jar with this kitchen science experiment. Explains the chemical reaction which is cool!

Dancing Raisins Science Activity

Dancing Raisins Science Activity There are so many fun finds in the kitchen that make great supplies for science experiments. Today we’re getting out raisins and a few other key ingredients for a cool dancing raisins activity. We’ve experimented with dancing beans, dancing rice, lava in a jar, and magic milk on our diy page […]

Magic milk kitchen science experiment. Great STEM activity using art, science, and math.

Colorful Magic Milk Kitchen Science Activity

Colorful Magic Milk Kitchen Science Activity One of my favorite activities in our magic science series here on the diy page is this magic milk experiment. The activity combines art, science and math making it the perfect STEM project for kids. Kids measure ingredients, predict outcomes, create art, and learn how the ingredients in this […]