Sometimes a little mess can do a lot of good—good learning that is! Your kids will have a blast making Oobleck, baking volcano cupcakes, painting with mud and so much more, all while they build important science and reading skills. So roll up your sleeves and dig in to this week's ideas!Download all (14)
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Week 14: Make a Mess!
Your kids will have a blast making a mess while they build important science and reading skills. So roll up your sleeves and dig in to this week's ideas!More infoDownload Worksheet
Oobleck Science: Solid or Liquid?
Is it solid or liquid? Create oobleck and witness the amazingly weird oscillation between the two!View Full Activity
Make Homemade Fingerpaint
Why spend money on fingerpaint when you can make your own? With this recipe, you can stew up your kid's favorite colors right in your kitchen.View Full Activity
Make your own greenhouse - out of a balloon! Your child will learn how greenhouses work as they plant radish seeds and watch them grow.View Full Activity
Foam It! Cause a Chemical Reaction
This experiment uses a yeast solution, liquid detergent, and hydrogen peroxide to produce an exciting reaction like no other!View Full Activity
Mama mia, this is one messy plate of spaghetti! Have some fun solving this delightful spaghetti maze with your little one.More infoDownload Worksheet
If you're looking for something to keep your kid busy on a warm day, and give him some writing practise in the process, bring on the mud!View Full Activity
Get the bulldozer to the dig site! Have fun without getting dirty with this printable board game.More infoDownload Worksheet
Make Chocolate Volcano Cupcakes
Your third grader will be amazed at the explosive combination of vinegar and baking soda in these chocolate volcano cupcakes with white chocolate "lava."View Full Activity
Make Gak: Experiment with Polymers
In this year 4 science activity, you'll experiment with the little-known fourth state of matter: polymers! Mix borax with white glue and watch what happens.View Full Activity
Make Your Own Piñata
Help your child create his own pinata in this fun and easy activity. Use paper mache and fingerpaint for a party pinata everyone will love.View Full Activity
Here's an arts and crafts activity for preschoolers and pre-kindergarteners: build brick buildings with homemade mud bricks made from dirt and water.View Full Activity
So Silly! Make Your Own Putty
The perfect activity for a rainy day, or any time your little one moans, "Moooo-oom, there's nothing to do!" View Full Activity
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