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DIY Overnight Crystals

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DIY Overnight Crystals

We are still enjoying our STEAM activities. This time we are going to try to create our very own crystals. Rocks have always been a favorite in our house. I find them in cups, pockets, shoes, and even in the bed! My kids collect them everywhere we go. Recently, they have even begun recognizing the different types of rocks. My oldest has taken a keen interest in geodes. We enjoy hiking and have found several while out on wild excursions, so we thought it was time she learned about how they are made.   Geodes and crystals are part of...

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Childrens Love Languages

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Childrens Love Languages

A few years ago my husband and I read a book about Love Languages. It talks about how each of us feels loved in different ways, and how to understand how your partner feels love and needs to be shown love. It was eye-opening for us. We both feel love differently, so we understand that we have to show love differently to one another. Recently we thought to ourselves how different our kids were as well. We discussed all the unique things about each of them. Then we asked each other how do our kids feel loved? So we reopened...

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Dancing Ballerina - STEAM project

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Dancing Ballerina - STEAM project

STEAM activities are really on my mind recently. My kids love to do fun things together, and as they get older arts and crafts are just not cutting it anymore. We have been trying to add in more building and creating activities to give them more range. We found this fun Dancing Ballerina experiment that can be done with a battery and copper wire. This is a great science experiment for an older child, toddlers, and younger kids may not be great candidates for this activity because of the danger of batteries and swallowing. It is also an activity that...

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Rainbow STEAM Activity

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Rainbow STEAM Activity

Science, technology, engineering, art, and mechanics activities are great tools for teaching and inspiring kids of all ages. STEAM activities harness the spirit of science and art to allow kids to try new and amazing things with fun and interactive experiments. Spring is a time filled with fun, the weather begins to warm up and the world begins again. So why not spend some time learning about how the world around us works? Messy Little Monster has a fantastic way to learn about science with water and rainbow colors. This fun walking rainbow activity is a fun lesson for little...

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Laundry Hacks

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Laundry Hacks

Laundry is one of my least favorite things to do. It is probably also the thing I do the most often. I have two kids in school where they wear uniforms, which means I buy a lot of uniforms. I try to buy bigger ones so they can wear them all year long. This means I need to pay very close attention to washing instructions to keep them looking new and staying nice. But have you ever read those washing instructions? It looks like gibberish and it takes forever to follow properly. So I have become an expert on making...

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