Neon Glow Painting for Kids

Neon Glow Painting for Kids

This was so much fun! I love doing different sensory activities with kids. One of the classes that I teach has been studying space, so I thought this would be a great painting for kids activity that ties into the space theme. Kids love painting, and this was a way for them use paint, but in a different way. I started with three different colours of neon paint – green, yellow and pink. I used black paper as our background so that the paint would stand out and look like it was glowing. We had three different tools that children...

Rainbow Experiment

Rainbow Experiment

I love the Skittles rainbow experiment and have done it many times over the years. I really wanted to give my kindergarten students the opportunity to try it out. All you need are Skittles and water! Since I did this with a group of kindergarten children at school, I incorporated some math into our experiment. I let students choose a variety of colours of Skittles and create a pattern on their plate. We placed a roll of tape in the middle of the plate. This helped keep the Skittles in a circle as they created their pattern. The tape helped...

Building STEM Challenge

Building STEM Challenge

I try to challenge my students with different STEM (science Technology Engineering and Math) activities on a regular basis. I find these challenges encourage persistence, problem solving and critical thinking, but from a kids point of view they are simply hands-on fun! For this activity, all you need are playdoh and glass stones. Since I teach kindergarten, I made up a tray full of the materials for each groups to use. For this challenge, I encouraged students to think of the glass stones as bricks and the playdoh as mortar. I then challenged them to create a structure or house...

Spring STEM

Spring STEM

With spring just around the corner, I am excited to do some new STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Technology) activities at home, and at school with my students! Young kids love to do science experiments, especially when they ‘explode’. This spring STEM experiment is easy to create and made from kid friendly ingredients. All you need is baking soda, food colouring, vinegar and a few little gems just for fun! I started by mixing baking soda with water. You want the mixture to be roughly the consistency of cupcake batter. If it is wetter, it will still work it will...

Object Art for Kids

Object Art for Kids

This object art for kids activity is so easy for home, or school, and creates the most adorable creations! With young kids in the house, we have lots of little collections of random things, ranging from shells to yarn, so the materials for this project were very easy to come by. This art project requires little to no prep, but it is a very engaging activity. Also, it encourages kids to look at ordinary objects in extraordinary ways. I started by collecting a variety of materials, and giving children a big bin with an assortment of items to create with....