The fourth of July is a perfect day to spend in the sun with your friends and family. But, we are little more limited since I have a little one who doesn’t like fireworks. So, after the parade this morning, we decided to do a project that was a little more low-key and built a solar oven to cook some s’mores. (Marshmallows are something we all can agree on.
With the weather hot enough to be uncomfortable, we’re always looking for ways to cool off. One of my favorites when I was younger was the giant water blob. They are very easy to make and the materials are inexpensive and easily accessible.
Whether you are exploring senses, chemistry, states of matter, solutions, or realistically just want your kids to make you some ice cream, this is a fantastic activity. It only takes about fifteen minutes, a few simple ingredients, and some upper body strength (just kidding – mostly).
First off, there are many ways to make french toast, and none of them are bad (in my humble opinion). But, I always forget that it’s an option until I have stale bread and no ideas for breakfast. However, now that I’ve made it once, my daughter is obsessed and wants to make it every morning (Definitely not happening – but, I’ve given in a few times. Let’s be honest, I want to eat it, too). French toast sticks are perfect for small hands. No utensils required.
Molecular gastronomy is a food science that combines physics and chemistry to experiment with tastes and textures of food. It’s an intriguing (and delicious) form of cooking that uses a mixture of creativity, precision, and experimentation of various elements to transform the way we think about food. While we have barely scratched the surface of the art, we started with something simple: spherification.
Kids love bubbles. Kids love painting. I’m half convinced that it’s mostly because both activities are messy. And, kids have this sense for enjoying the things that require the most clean-up for their parents.
So, of course you should mix the two. Right? Well, if you’re a glutton for punishment this is a perfect activity for you.
Watercolors are a perfect art project for toddlers. It doesn’t take a lot of finesse or skill to use them and the clean-up is a breeze. We love this quick DIY art project.
Since time immemorial kids have been drawn to mud. While generally a nuisance to parents and a chronic ruin-er of outfits, when done intentionally it can be a fun activity for kids without causing their parents heart palpitations.
Rainy days can become intolerable. And, spring in the south has as many rainy days as sunny.
We like to make this easy (and healthy) treat to remind ourselves that it won’t rain forever. (Probably).