Human Body Activities for Kids

Human Body Activities for Kids

  The human body is marvelous, isn't it?  I am constantly in awe of the amazing creation that encompasses our bodies.  Big Brother asked specifically to learn about the human body this summer and we have been having a blast.  We have already shared a couple fun posts about the human body, but I thought it would be helpful to feature other human body activities for kids from around the web … [ Keep reading… ]

Paint with Tops

Painting with Tops

  A few weeks ago we made homemade spinning tops (which the boys are still having a blast with).  We found yet another way to have fun utilizing them:  paint with tops!!  Besides being a fun art project, this activity is also great fine motor practice as your child learns to spin a top.   We chose to do this activity outside, just in case the paint was to fly.  And I would defini … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!

Pop Rockets

Summer is a great time to encourage your child to do chores and learn some valuable lessons on the importance of money.     There were lots of great ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few: Playdough to Plato shares an Exploding Pop Rocket science experiment. Check out these wooden roads for cars and trucks from Buggy and Buddy.  Perfect for playing with cars ou … [ Keep reading… ]

PURELL 30-Day Challenge

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*This is a sponsored post.  I was compensated for sharing this information from PURELL (in conjunction with the Mom It Forward Blogger Network).       Germs are a major concern with a new baby in the house.  We have always encouraged hand-washing with our children, but as of late I have come to rely heavily on hand sanitizer.  Our boys have a tendency to consider "washing the … [ Keep reading… ]

Homemade Afterbite (anti-itch salve for mosquito bites)

Homemade Afterbite

  I do not always remember to put mosquito repellent on the boys every time they step outside, so we inevitably have some mosquito bites around here.  After Bite has been a lifesaver this summer.  Unfortunately, however, I left ours at the lake on our recent trip and didn't want to make a special trip to the store.  So we made our own homemade afterbite (based on the ingredients listed)! Much to my … [ Keep reading… ]

Why the Human Body Needs Both Muscles and Bones

Why the human body needs both muscles and bones (a hands-on demonstration)

This simple demonstration answers the question of why the human body needs both muscles and bones.   This is a great introduction for young children to the various systems in our bodies and how they work together.  This activity was inspired by Bill Nye the Science Guy's video on Bones and Muscles (which we checked out from our library).   Our boys were especially excited about this ex … [ Keep reading… ]