Valentine’s Day is coming! Have you received any of those super gross conversation hearts yet? Instead of choking down those chalky abominations, create a teachable moment with your kids! Coffee Cups and Crayons shares a simple, fun science experiment to put those conversation hearts to good use.
Are you rich with candy canes right now? Teach your kids about the scientific method and have a little fun at the same time. My son is 21 months, so he’s not old enough for this cool candy cane science experiment, but I’m filing it away until he’s bigger and bringing candy canes home from school. I love that Dayna at Lemon Lime Adventures took a sugary treat and turned it into a fun, teachable experience instead.
Turn an old pair of frames into 3D glasses that actually work! Julie Finn at Crafting a Green World shares how she and her girls made 3D glasses using run of the mill craft supplies. You might even have what you need in your crafty stash already!
Entertaining kids on a rainy day can be a challenge, and this chalkboard stick experiment is a great way to engross older kids for a big chunk of time. This project from Steve Spangler Science takes patience to set up, but the payoff is so amazing that your kids are going to want to do it again and again. You can really make a day of it if you have them color the popsicle sticks. A rainbow of popsicle sticks looks even more amazing!