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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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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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Lego STEAM Activity

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Lego STEAM Activity

Legos are such a fun and simple way to teach STEM. They can be an excellent tool for teaching mechanics and engineering. Our kids love to build with Legos for fun, and I let them whenever they want to, however, I also like to sometimes challenge them with something like this bridge-building activity. Frugal Fun 4 Boys always has fantastic ideas for boys and girls. This bridge-building activity challenges the engineer in everyone. All you need is some legos, a drawing of a body of water to cross, and a little ingenuity. Every builder will come up with a different...

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STEAM Activities - Burning Ice

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STEAM Activities - Burning Ice

As much as I want to rest and do nothing during Fall break I know that the best way to keep my kids from driving me up the wall is to find ways to keep them busy without driving me crazy. We plan a lot of independent activities during the fall break like legos, art, reading, and outdoor play but we also try to find activities that Mom or Dad can participate in, like this burning ice STEM activity, and gain that one-on-one parent-kid time. My husband loves hands-on activities with the kids. That means a lot of STEAM (Science,...

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