Apr 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Little Bunny

Stacy

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Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids

My kids love the kitchen and they love science.  It is fun for them, so I thought it would be fun to find some experiments that they could do in the kitchen. 

Here are some of the many, many experiments I found:

Teaching about filters using muddy water and a coffee filter or paper towels
http://www.science-sparks.com/2012/05/14/cleaning-up-water-looking-at-filtering/

Soap experiment for kids: How soap cleans
http://candleandsoap.about.com/od/soapmakingbasics/ss/howsoapcleans.htm

Candy Experiments: Will a candy dissolve faster in hot or cold water
http://www.candyexperiments.com/p/experiments.html

Easy Kitchen Chemistry for Kids from Inspiration Laboratories 
http://inspirationlaboratories.com/challenge-and-discover-kitchen-chemistry/

Kitchen Science For Kids { What will freeze first?} 
http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2013/08/kitchen-science-for-kids.html

Cornflour Slime
http://www.learnwithplayathome.com/2013/08/cornflour-slime-how-to-make-and-what.html

Pizza box oven and bake your own cookies
http://kitchenpantryscientist.com/?p=313

Kitchen science for kids like rock candy
http://kidscorner.org/html/science2.php

Surface Tension: Experiment with Salt
http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/28514/surface-tension

Make your own soap cloud
http://www.canadianfamily.ca/activities/crafts/cool-science-experiment-make-your-own-soap-cloud/

Monster Toothpaste Experiment 
http://www.kidspot.com.au/kids-activities-and-games/Science-experiments+10/Monster-toothpaste-science-experiment+12758.htm

Walking Water
http://www.pollywantacrafter.com/2011/06/kids-craft-summer-fun-week-science.html

Color Changing Juice
http://theresjustonemommy.com/2014/03/18/color-changing-juice/

Make Your Own Plastic Out of Vinegar and Milk
http://frugalfun4boys.com/2013/08/19/make-your-own-plastic-out-of-vinegar-and-milk/

 Let your kids turn the kitchen into a laboratory as they plant ordinary foods in glass jars and watch them sprout.
http://www.marthastewart.com/356735/60-days-summer-2011/@center/276964/60-days-summer

Recipe for FIZZING candy corn foam dough!
http://www.learnplayimagine.com/2013/10/candy-corn-foam-dough-eruptions.html

Several fun classroom activities that will get children interested in growing plants and finding out more about them
http://mistyhorizon2003.hubpages.com/hub/Fun-Classroom-Activities-to-Interest-Children-in-Plants

With eight common household ingredients you can do a whole host of science projects and I’m here to let you know how! 
http://babbledabbledo.com/kitchen-science-projects-for-kids/

Making a Battery Out of a Lemon
http://www.connectionsacademy.com/blog/posts/2012-03-15/Kitchen-Science-for-Kids-Making-a-Battery-Out-of-a-Lemon.aspx

Faux lava lamp
http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/2012/01/easy-homemade-faux-lava-lamps-for-kids.html

Pear Ripening Science Experiment
http://www.whatdowedoallday.com/2010/09/the-time-is-ripe.html

Dinosaurs fossils
http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/97/0e/1f/970e1fef180ad2eadcb8b18ec74c164b.jpg

Taco Sauce Penny Experiment
http://www.mykidsadventures.com/cleaning-pennies-taco-sauce/#more-5648

Dancing Raisins Science Experiment
http://buggyandbuddy.com/dancing-raisins-science-experiment-science-invitation-saturday/

Invisible Ink
http://tinkerlab.com/invisible-ink-a-citrus-painting-experiment/

Can You Sink a Marshmallow
http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/blog/science-experiments/density-in-action-can-you-sink-a-marshmallow/

Gummy Bear Science 
http://scienceforkidsblog.blogspot.ca/2013/06/gummy-bear-science.html




Fluffy Flaxseed Pancakes (low carb, THM S)


  • 6 T flax meal
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 T heavy cream
  • 1 T water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 shake nustevia (or sweetener to taste)
  1. Combine ingredients. 
  2.  Drop by 1/4 cup onto warm griddle, spreading pancake out slightly
  3. Cook over medium heat.

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Apr 22, 2014

Back at it!

Today, we started back at homeschool after a little break for Easter.  It went well, Princess Belle was able to remember all the things we had covered before our break.  And I am so proud of Princess Magpie, she asked to move ahead to grade 1!  She is only five but she has finished her kindergarten curriculum and she wanted to do more move on to harder stuff.  Princess Snifflefritz is only four, but she started doing some kindergarten work.  We went easy with her, just getting her used to the routine and following directions. I am proud of how much progress they are making.

Speaking of progress, Little Prince is learning to climb stairs!  He can only do it by crawling up with me behind him to keep him from falling down, but he is learning the movement and how to make his body do what he wants it too.  He is also getting steadier on his feet, looking a little less intoxicated when he walks, now if we could get him talking it would be wonderful!

Ways to organize your Homeschool Supplies

I LOVE organization.  I love all ideas and tips for organization.  Here are some that I found today:

Use skirt/pant hangers and plastic bags to hang puzzles, charts, or lightweight craft supplies (feathers, pom poms, etc.).
http://www.motherhoodonadime.com/living/back-to-school-organization-tips-hang-it-up-day-1/

Repurpose Drink Carriers.
http://www.motherhoodonadime.com/living/drink-carrier-organizers/

Reuse Baby Wipes Containers
http://www.motherhoodonadime.com/living/organize-with-baby-wipes-containers/

Make a Book Holder Out of a Drying Rack
http://www.motherhoodonadime.com/living/drying-rack-coloring-book-holder/

Wine Rack for Markers
http://mycasestudies.blogspot.com/2008/06/copic-stuff.html

Use candle sticks and cake pans to build a school supplies organizer that is easy to use.
http://thecraftingchicks.com/2011/05/6955.html

Use a hanging shoe rack to organize your school supplies
http://strictly-homemade.blogspot.com/2012/08/organizing-school-supplies-with-hanging.html

Personal caddies for each child, personalized with name labels, and filled with pencils, a sharpener, crayons and glue sticks so they can grab it and go.
http://thekennedyadventures.com/five-favorite-ways-to-organize-homeschool-supplies/

Cute Homeschool Organization for a Small Space
http://www.feelslikehomeblog.com/2013/10/organizing-our-homeschool-supplies/

Keep Items Used together, Together
http://www.onlypassionatecuriosity.com/the-organized-homeschool-challenge-art-and-craft-supplies/

Great Craft Supplies Organization
http://www.spelloutloud.com/my-craft-stash-organization.html

Silverware tray to organize school supplies

http://winsomedays.com/

Great way to organize art supplies
http://maryandheff.squarespace.com/familyblog/2012/1/2/omas-playroom-makeover.html

Organizing supplies: $1 target finds
http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/b5/ad/0f/b5ad0fbc6bcf91ef98f0f143bbf49fc4.jpg

Magazine File Boxes
http://thepelsers.com/2012/08/20/5-days-of-organizing-your-homeschool-supplies-magazine-file-boxes/