We are a family of people who love all things Science.  We were so happy when we found the kiddo headed in the same direction.  Even as a baby, he would stare at lights and watch ceiling fans, as if he was trying to figure out how they work.  As a toddler, he would string together contraptions of toys.  Today, he loves electricity, space, and everything in between. Sebastian has a Snap Circuit kit, but using real wires and lights sounds so much more fun!  Squishy...

Every year on Mother’s Day my sons plant flowers for me in our flower bed.  This year we started early and made some special planters together. My boys have outgrown some favorite shoes recently and they were not fond of the idea of getting rid of them so we decided to re-purpose them for planters.  This was such a fun and easy project for us to do together!  What you need: Mod Podge Outdoor sealer and glue Old Shoes Paintbrush Potting Soil Plants   Your...

In last week’s post, I talked about how we made butter, and then explained that we made bread to go with it.  That meant we had some leftover yeast… and another super-rainy day, so for a change of pace, we tried making our own “elephant’s toothpaste”!  Have you guys heard of this stuff?  I found it on Steve Spangler Science, which has a lot of fun kid-friendly experiments. It is super, super easy and there are only three ingredients...

A year ago today I posted a photo on Facebook of my oldest son reading to his younger brother. Andrew learned to read easily and excels at it however Johnathan was hesitant to learn. It has taken some coaxing but he is now a reader as well!  Is your child a little less than excited about reading? Now may be a great time to get your child excited about reading, but how?  Check out my tips for taking reading from boring to spectacular. Bring the Story to Life Reading...

We live in Louisville, Ky.  Around this time of the year, everyone around here gets pumped up for Derby season.  The Kentucky Derby is the most famous horse racing event in the world.  It’s also known as the “most exciting two minutes in sports.”  If you’re from around here you know that we have parties and festivities for 2 weeks leading up to those quick 2 minutes.  The kickoff to the Festival is Thunder Over Louisville,...

There is an episode of Thomas and Friends in which Thomas is asked to deliver the cream, carefully and slowly, to the dairy so they can make ice cream for a children’s party. Of course, Thomas gets in a rush and goes as fast as he can and ends up delivering butter to the dairy. This episode inspired today’s kitchen science experiment: making butter.  “Why did the cream turn to butter, Mama?” We picked up some heavy whipping cream from the grocery and...

When we want a quick and easy snack that the kiddo can help with, we usually go for Rice Krispie treats!  However, why not kick them up a notch by adding a yummy chocolate and salted caramel topping. You Will Need: 3 tablespoons of butter 4 cups of mini marshmallows 6 cups of Rice Krispies 10 oz bag of dark chocolate chips ½ bag of caramel squares sea salt In a large pan, melt the butter, and then add in the marshmallows.  Stir the marshmallows until melted as...

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