Paper Rockets

Three … two … one… BLAST OFF! Today you’re an aerospace engineer, and your goal is to make a rocket fly.  As you exhale, the air in your lungs will move through a straw and into the rocket. When the air enters the rocket, it has nowhere else to go, so pressure will...

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Bento Lunchboxes

With this creative take on back-to-school lunches, kids will look forward to exploring their lunchbox and eating a fun, healthy meal. In Japan, bento is a style of meal that’s elaborately decorated and divided into sections. The bento method is a fun way to try new...

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Catching Bubbles

Have you ever tried to catch a bubble? If you have, chances are it popped as soon as it touched your hand. In this experiment, you will learn a simple way to catch bubbles, by understanding how surface tension works.   What You Need Stretchy cotton gloves A bottle of...

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Make a Summer Countdown Chain!

Did you know the first day of summer (also known as the Summer Solstice) is June 21? We’re counting the days until summer officially begins with the help of a DIY countdown chain!   What You Need Multicolored construction paper (yellow, green, blue and red) Glue or...

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Make a puppet

We love puppets — floppy ones, colorful ones, big, small, all of them. And most of all, we love a puppet show. Here’s how you can make fun (and simple) puppets out of items you probably have on hand.   What You Need * A variety of wooden spoons (plastic will work,...

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5 Kid-Friendly Plants to Grow

Did you know April is National Garden Month? This April, celebrate the flora with five easy plants for kids to grow. Research shows gardening and planting enriches the lives of our kids, so grab your shovel and meet us in the garden! Gardening encourages healthy...

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Naturally-Dyed Easter Eggs

Looking for a natural alternative to traditional Easter egg dye kits? Here are some tips for beautiful, naturally dyed eggs. Warning: This activity requires adult supervision! What You Need up to 12 uncooked eggs (You can use white or brown. Colors will be more...

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Pink Drink

February is notably the season of love. It’s a great time to reflect on those we love, but it’s also the perfect time to foster some self–love with a new recipe. This month we are celebrating the month of February with our own “pink drink”—a festive and...

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An Ivory Soap Experiment

Warning: Adult supervision required.   Here’s a great little experiment you can do at home that will demonstrate an important scientific principle: Charles’s Law. This law says that as a gas gets hotter, it takes up more space. Now, Ivory soap is a great way to show...

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A Melted Snowman

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Although it doesn’t get too frosty in the Lone Star State, we’ve found the perfect, weather-appropriate craft that kiddos will love. Settle in for an afternoon of creativity with this melted snowman craft. What You Need Felt...

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Boo-nanas and Mum-sicles

This activity is all treat and no tricks: it makes a sweet alternative to the candy you may find elsewhere this season. You’ll go bananas for this frighteningly delicious treat! What You Need: • 4 large, fresh bananas  • 1 cup nonfat greek vanilla yogurt  • 2...

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Iced Tea Party

School may have started, but weather-wise we’re still in summer. When it’s this hot outside, it’s nice to stay cool inside. And what’s better than being cool? Ice cold! Beat the heat and have an iced tea party!   Start with some wacky ice cubes.   Rainbow ice cubes:...

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