Easy Science Experiments : Secret Messages

We love easy science experiments and this one falls under the category of Kitchen Science Experiments as well, using ingredients we already had on hand in the kitchen. We painted secret messages and pictures, then revealed them in just a couple of minutes. I’ll explain the science behind the experiment in just a moment. 

kitchen science experiments

 

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Famous MLK Quotes ~ Celebrating Dr. King

To celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. day, here are some famous MLK quotes.  These are free printable quotes that can be used to launch a discussion with your kids or students.  I’ve also put together a list of great books for kids and some wonderful field trips (some virtual and some in person) to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. 

MLK Day quotes

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Cool Science Experiments for Valentine’s Day

Science is awesome! Here’s a round-up of 20 cool science experiments with a Valentine’s Day theme.

easy science experiments

Heart Shaped Science Experiments

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Ancient Egypt Activities for Kids

Ancient Egypt is such a fun historical period to learn about with kids.  Mummies and pyramids and pharaohs are fascinating. Here are some great ancient Egypt activities for kids. We used them in conjunction with Story of the World Ancient Times but they really go well with any ancient studies curriculum.  

Ancient Egypt activities

 

Make your own Nile River in a foil pan. Plant “reeds” and watch them grow by flooding your Nile River.  [Read more…]

Handwriting Practice: Gingerbread Salt Tray

Handwriting practice in the salt tray has been working for our family. My kindergartener practices writing letters and numbers and and we’ve just introduced a few sight words.  My 10-year-old does cursive writing practice and writes his spelling words in the salt tray. The delicious smelling gingerbread spices and the texture of the salt make this a great sensory writing experience. We have both our candy cane salt tray and our gingerbread one out on the table this week.

writing for kids cursive practice

 

Use the salt tray for…

  • practicing handwriting or cursive writing skills
  • pre-writing strokes for toddlers and young preschoolers
  • spelling words for older kids
  • sight words for new readers
  • a sensory play tray with scoops or little cars or animal toys

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