In the Clouds

Shaving Cream Rain Clouds You’ll need: A couple of clear glasses, vases, or bowls (it’s fun to switch up the shapes and sizes!) Food colouring Shaving cream Small bowls or containers that hold 1 to 2 ounces Water An eye dropper, syringe or 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon Start by filling the small containers with water….

The Grown Up’s Guide to Coding

Your kid is all excited about roblox, scratch and mindcraft… But what is coding anyways? We have the ultimate guide to keep you a step ahead of that little coder in your life. Coding can sometimes be scarier for grown-ups than kids. Just like any language, picking up a new one is easier the younger…

Catapulting a LOVE for Science

A catapult is an awesome science activity but also incorporates math, engineering, and even technology. Read the complete article here. These popsicle stick catapults make a great STEM activity! You will use technology  in building our simple catapults. You will use math to determine the supplies needed to build the catapults. And you will use…

We Love Tinker Crate

We are BIG FANS of Tinker Crate. When we see the orange box by the door, my boys (9 and 16) go running. This month was another favorite. They created this amazing 3d viewer that reminisces an antique 1900s Saturn Scope Stereoscope 3D Photo Viewer. Putting the projects together is easy enough for our 4th…

Legos, Paper & Machines

Challenge kids to build these designs or invent their own.  This is a great project for a LEGO club! We used twist ties to attach a Sharpie to the machine.  It’s pretty simple – just spin the arm and the machine draws a circle! Try Building a Circle Drawing Machine: Make the circle smaller by…

Learn Coding with Dot & Dash

Today, coding is a revered job skill. But tomorrow, the ability to code will be expected of nearly everyone. And like any language, coding is best learned while young. Give your kids a head start with Dot & Dash by Wonder Workshop develops toys for curious minds. Children discover a world of creativity and fun…

Cloudy Bubbles

Dry ice isn’t actually ice at all! It’s the solid form of carbon dioxide. The dry ice is so much colder than the warm water, it turns immediately into a gas, which (along with the water) creates the fog you see inside the bubble. If you want your bubbles to stick, you can use a…

Pencil Power

Graphite Circuit Messiness: Low Age Range: 9y – 16y Estimated Time: <30 mins Development: Creating Development: Discovering Development: Exploring Activity Designer: Kim for Kiwi Crate Can you complete an LED circuit using a graphite pencil? Learn about the conductive properties of graphite and draw your own design to see it light up! This is a…