March 26, 2015

Bow Tie Butterfly Spring Wreath

To welcome spring the kids made these adorable Bow Tie Butterfly Spring Wreaths!

To make the butterflies you need bow tie pasta, acrylic paint, and pipe cleaners. Paint the butterflies and allow them to dry.  If your kids are like mine they will love playing with any butterflies that they don't use, so make lots!

Once they are dry you add the antennae. One half of a pipe cleaned works well for each butterfly. Simply place the center of the pipe cleaner section on the bottom center of the butterfly and fold in half. Twist to form the head (and secure the body) and the twirl the antennae.

For the actual wreath part, we used light blue paper plates that I cut the centers out of. Next the kids each added the word spring with these fun, foam letter stickers that were kindly provided by CraftProjectIdeas.

All that is left is to glue the butterflies on where you like (we found hot glue worked well for this).

And there you have a super cute spring decoration the kids can help with!

Have small bottles to recycle too? Try making this awesome "Glass" Sculpture or Learning about Musical Scales!

March 24, 2015

Children's Book Activities on Mom's Library

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Stir the Wonder made a fun Sensory Bin to go with Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

3 Dinosaurs incorporated Gross Motor Skills into Goodnight Moon!

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March 21, 2015

Top 10 Science Books for Kids

Kids are drawn to science because the natural world is just so exciting and most of them don't get enough of it. With screens distracting them from the real entertainment that is right under their nose! You need these 10 Science Books for Kids in your home to inspire your children to explore and discover the world around them. Easy experiments, answers to questions, and visual guides make these books must-haves. There's something for every child, and you won't be able to put them down yourself.

Top 10 Science Books for Kids

Books for Pre-K & Kindergarten

1. Look Inside Your Body The first book to introduce science to a very young child is an easy pick. It is one about our bodies! Children love to talk about their body. Help them understand how their body works and how to take care of themselves with this lift-the-flap book. Try this simple Anatomy Sidewalk Chalk Activity to go with it!

Look inside your body science book for kids. Has over 100 lift-the-flaps

2. Big Book of Big Animals Another great way to introduce children to science are through animal books. This book really is BIG, with durable fold out pages that contain information on some of the biggest animals on the planet. Did you know a blue whale is bigger than the largest dinosaur? Find out more with this animal science book for kids! Then, use some clothespins to make your own BIG animals.

Big Book of Big Animals

3. Look Inside Our World What is the earth made of? Where do we live? This book is both an introduction to geology and geography! It has over 60 flaps with simple answers to complex questions. Pair it with this location nesting boxes activity and remember to remind your kids that God made the world.

Intro to Geology - science books for kids

Elementary Science Books

4. 365 Science Activities Discovering something new is easy because of the activities in this book. You'll have a years worth of ideas and more because your child will want to do these over and over again. Each time you can add more details to further their understanding. Need something to record your findings on? Try a free experiment worksheet printable.

365 Science Activities - Science Books for kids

5. See Inside How Things Work Engineering and science combine in this lift-the-flap book. Answers to questions like, what happens when you flush a toilet, or what goes on inside a light bulb will be answered for inquisitive minds. They will definitely be inspired to make something of their own.

How Things Work - Science Book for Kids

6. Elementary Illustrated Science Dictionary It may sound boring because of the word 'dictionary', but this is one book that you'll want on your shelf. It has simple explanations to basic science principals that every child should know. You can work through the book by subject for a curriculum if you're homeschooling, or use it as a starting point to plan an experiment.

Elementary science dictionary for kids
7. Book of Science Activities Vol. 1 This book explores in more depth, water, light, mirrors and magnets with easy to duplicate experiments and activities. The 2 other volumes explore batteries, the body, weather, plants, and air.

book of science activities

Science Books for Older Children

A fascinating look inside a tough job, this book describes how small pieces of evidence can be used to solve a crime. Kids will love reading about real life crime stoppers.

forensic science for kids

Why do things do what they do? Physics may sound intimidating, but if you have a scientist in the making, this book will fascinate and motivate them to learn even more. It makes physics exciting and easy to understand!

what's physics all about

You can't find a better science encyclopedia because this one contains 2,500 scientific terms, over 1,500 illustrations and diagrams, over 140 experiments, activities and observations to carry out, a quick reference dictionary defining over 1,500 scientific terms and test-yourself revision aids. If that isn't enough, this book contains links to reputable sites you can go to for more information and all for less than twenty dollars.

science encyclopedia

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