All entries by Jennifer

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Make a Cereal Box Board Game

This do-it-yourself twist on the classic board game is a great boredom buster for your stay-at-home campers this summer.

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Botanical Mother’s Day Card

Mother’s Day turns 100! This year, celebrate Mom with a botanical card that returns Mother’s Day to its roots—with a heartfelt thanks.

kids can learn about potential and kinetic energy with this easy to make balloon popper

Balloon Cup Popper

If your kids slide into the “I’m bored” funk, have them try this Balloon Cup Popper. It’s so easy to make even young kids can give it a go. Plus, you can use them to sneak in a variety of hands-on learning, including a lesson in potential and kinetic energy.

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Pancake Science

Cooking up a plate of fluffy buttermilk pancakes isn’t just a great life skill, it’s also an opportunity to work in some serious math and science lessons. Plus, the results are delicious!

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Electric Play Dough

Amp up the fun and have the kids learn about electricity with this experiment! Use homemade conductive and insulating play dough to create circuits that light an LED.

Writers Club

Writer’s Club: It’s Play Time

In this episode of Adventures in Learning, the kids gather with a few of their neighborhood friends to perform a play based on The Three Billy Goats Gruff. They re-worked the characters, and problem to create an original production in a writers club.

Pen Pal Letters

How to Craft the Perfect Pen Pal Letter

Having a pen pal, either in a different country or just a town away helps kids practice skills in literacy, writing and geography. Get tips for helping your child craft the perfect pen pal letter.