A Simple Chromatography Experiment

I’m a sucker for simple experiments with common household items and dramatic results, and my 6 year old is currently in love with colors. The other day, he didn’t ask his cousin what her favorite color is. He asked what her favorite color group is (primary, secondary, or tertiary – spoiler alert: he likes the…

What to Pack for the Next Adventure

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Scooter Circles

So… the picture quality isn’t great, but you see those curved lines behind the scooter (aff link)? That was this morning’s math conversation. When you go straight with wet wheels on a 3 wheeled scooter, the center (rear) wheel is equidistant from the two sides. What happens when you turn? Is it possible to get…

Coffee Filter Parachutes

I love finding simple, creative ways to explore with my kids. When I came across this idea for coffee filter parachutes, it fit the bill because 1) – we already had coffee filters and pipe cleaners (chenille stems) 2) – it required very little finesse or talent. Pinterest and I don’t get along very well.  3)…

A Summer Plan – FREE PRINTABLE

Last year, as I was bringing my kindergartner home for the summer, I knew that we would need some kind of guidance, at least for the first couple of weeks, to keep us from the “I’m bored!” “What can I do now” stage. My then-five-year-old is a creative, out-of-the-box thinker. If you give him options…