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Glowing Oobleck – An Easy Slime Recipe

 Posted by on October 18, 2014
Oct 182014
 
Glowing Oobleck - An Easy Slime Recipe

Glowing oobleck is an easy, two-ingredient slime recipe that’s perfect for Halloween or exploring with a black light. Make regular oobleck, glowing oobleck, and glow in the dark oobleck. Then, have fun layering the 3 types together creating designs as you play. Glowing Oobleck Ingredients: cornstarch tonic water {that says contains quinine} black light {UV [...]

Halloween Science: Fluorescent Chlorophyll

 Posted by on October 14, 2014
Oct 142014
 
Halloween Science: Fluorescent Chlorophyll

Looking for a fun Halloween science demo to impress your friends? Try this glowing experiment with chlorophyll and a black light. Chlorophyll is green under normal light, but fluoresces red under UV light. Halloween Science Glowing Experiment Materials: a large handful of green leafy vegetables or herbs {I used kale. Try spinach, cilantro, parsley, or [...]

The Sunday Showcase – Halloween Activities

 Posted by on October 12, 2014
Oct 122014
 
The Sunday Showcase - Halloween Activities

Welcome to the Sunday Showcase! This week I’m featuring Halloween activities for kids. Lalymom creates Halloween clothespins and pattern sticks. One Time Through has spooky sounds experiments for kids. Mama Smiles shares book-inspired Halloween fun for kids with a felt board. Edventures with Kids makes an easy mummy garland. My House Full of Boys has fun [...]

Room on the Broom Activities

 Posted by on October 9, 2014
Oct 092014
 
Room on the Broom Activities

Julia Donaldson is this month’s featured author for the Virtual Book Club for Kids. I love the way Julia Donaldson writes. She is a talented storyteller and her books have a lovely sing song rhyme. Today we are sharing two activities to go along with Room on the Broom: a reading game and a sensory science activity. Affiliate [...]

Glow in the Dark Monster Shirt

 Posted by on October 8, 2014
Oct 082014
 
Glow in the Dark Monster Shirt

I want to thank I Love to Create for sponsoring this post. They sent us some Tulip glow paint to try out. We created a glow in the dark monster shirt from Aiden’s own artwork. We also painted glow in the dark pumpkins. Tulip Glow Paint Tulip glow paint is super cool. The paints glow in the dark [...]

Pom Pom Monsters

 Posted by on October 1, 2014
Oct 012014
 
Pom Pom Monsters

These pom pom monsters are a quick and easy craft perfect for Halloween or anytime you need to add some monsters to your day. The pom pom monsters are sure to inspire some pretend play. You can also use them in learning games (I’ll show you more about that another day.) Pom Pom Monsters Our [...]

The Sunday Showcase – Toddler Books

 Posted by on September 28, 2014
Sep 282014
 
The Sunday Showcase - Toddler Books

Welcome to the Sunday Showcase! This week I’m featuring Toddler Books and activities to go along with them. Mama Smiles shares a list of ten great picture books for toddlers. Planet Smarty Pants has 6 October books for 2 and 3 year olds with extension activities. Fantastic Fun and Learning does some falling leaf art and [...]

Pumpkin Oobleck Made with Real Pumpkin

 Posted by on September 24, 2014
Sep 242014
 
Pumpkin Oobleck Made with Real Pumpkin

Playing with cornstarch and water (oobleck) is a wonderful sensory experience enjoyed by kids of all ages. It is also a great science exploration of a non-newtonian fluid. Turn standard oobleck into a Halloween activity by making pumpkin oobleck with the insides of your carved pumpkin. Pumpkin Carving Leftovers We carved a pumpkin {and by [...]

Diapering Options for Babies

 Posted by on September 20, 2014
Sep 202014
 
Diapering Options for Babies

“I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies & Target. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.” We recently had the opportunity to try out the new Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers. Lily is 5 months old now. We’ve been exploring different diapering options [...]

Sorting Leaves & Seeds and Celebrating Autumn

 Posted by on September 18, 2014
Sep 182014
 
Sorting Leaves & Seeds and Celebrating Autumn

Tuesday is the first day of autumn. The weather has been beautiful lately in Missouri. The days haven’t been too hot, there have been clouds, and there’s been quite a bit of rain! I first shared this post 2 years ago when Aiden was almost 3. We celebrated the start of the new season with a blog [...]

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