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Educational Egg Activities

Every Easter I end up with a gazillion plastic eggs that the kids like to trail across the house like little egg landmines. I’m stuck with the conundrum: do I toss this plastic crap away and just buy new eggs next year or do I save them and reuse them next year? I always end …

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Volcano Egg Dyeing

Both boys loved doing Lemon Volcanoes and have been asking to do them every day. With Easter coming up, I decided to give them what they asked for while dyeing their eggs. In years past, we’ve done traditional egg dyeing, whip cream egg dyeing, and natural egg dyeing. The whip cream dyeing was our favorite …

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Egg-Citing Egg-periments

Continuing with this weeks Easter theme, the boys and I did some fun egg-periments. We did 5 experiments in total, however, today we are only going to talk about 3 cool experiments using 1 egg. Look for the other experiments ove the next few days. The experiments today all evolve around making a rubber egg. …

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Easter Engineering

Todays Easter Activity is: Engineering! If couldn’t already tell, we LOVE STEAM activities in this house. They are fun and educational on multiple levels. We still had some peeps leftover from yesterday, so we decided to get crafty and build some Easter candy structure challenges. The cool thing about this activity is that you can …

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Edible Peep Playdough

Easter is just around the corner, so this week I’m focusing on fun Easter activities. Today I’ll be focusing on edible peep playdough and slime. The best thing about this activity, is that it covers all the bases: it’s fun, educational, delicious, easy to make, and pretty to look at! Ingredients & Instructions Instructions: Place peeps into …

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Unexpectedly Homeschooling

Congratulations, you’re now the proud parent of a homeschooler! Thanks to COVID-19, a huge chunk of parents are currently faced with the harsh reality that they are now expected to be their child’s primary teacher many amidst working full time/trying to find a new job. Most of these parents have never been homeschooled and haven’t …

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Fizzy Paint Art

The kids have been begging to do more “volcano” type activities since making our Lemon-Cano earlier this week. I decided that today we would get a little artsy with them while incorporating our science fun. This is a really versatile activity that you can do multiple ways. We did it two different ways, Finn got …

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Colorful Density Experiments

Today we did 2 fun density experiments, underwater fireworks and sugar water rainbows. I plan on doing more fun density related experiments with them another day, but I thought this would be a fun way to get us started. I let them watch several YouTube videos to kick off the subject about density while I …

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How To Make Kid-Friendly Catapults

Today’s activity is a fun kid-friendly engineering challenge. There are a lot of cool DIY models, but I chose this one because Easter is coming soon and using a plastic Easter egg is timely. Both boys loved the catapults (and marshmallow snack!) and played with them for a good 45ish minutes. What’s also really cool …

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How To Make Lemon Volcanoes

Today’s activity is a great smelling and pretty way to mix up the traditional way of making your standard volcano, let me introduce the Lemon-Cano! Ingredients & Steps Directions: Start by cutting the ends off the lemons so they will stand up. Then cut the lemons in half. Mush up the inside of the lemon …

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