9 Fun Escape Room Puzzles

9 Fun Escape Room Puzzles

Can you solve all of the puzzles to escape the room in under an hour? My kids were so excited about this new escape room! The puzzles are creative, and kid friendly. The materials are all things that you probably have on hand at home and the room is easy to set up. My kids love escape rooms because they are exciting, challenging and fun! I love escape rooms because they require problem solving and perseverance to complete the room. If you are thinking about creating an escape room, pick clues that are interesting to you, and you think the...

Easy Science for Kids

Easy Science for Kids

Kids love learning about the world around them. Science can be taught in fun, hands-on ways that children understand. These fireworks in a jar, is always a favorite with every group I work with. We also make sure to do the experiment at home several times a year. I love how simple, but exciting this science experiment is. It is easy science for kids to do at home, or school!  All you need is water, clear cups, oil and food colouring!  Children have a natural curiosity about the world around them. They also love to ask questions. Sometimes the answers...

STEM Challenge that Kids will Love

STEM Challenge that Kids will Love

Want an awesome activity that will encourage kids to problem solve and build? Use stacking cups and popsicle sticks! This STEM challenge is fun and engaging for kids of all ages. It is a great activity to promote fine motor skills and coordination. I am fascinated by, and learn so much by watching children problem solve especially during STEM challenges (Science Technology Engineering and Math).  I am always very proud of the kids I work with when they are working on a STEM challenge and something doesn’t work, and I hear the words “That’s okay, we can do it again...

DIY Escape Room for Kids

DIY Escape Room for Kids

The timer is set!  You have to solve all of the clues to be able to claim your prize!  I was excited after I did an escape room that I guess I talked about it a lot at home; so much so that my kids really wanted to try one out.  I decided to make up a DIY escape room for kids!  I planned this escape room for just before my kids summer break as kind of a kick off!  However, escape rooms, like this, can be used for birthday parties, team building or just for fun on a quiet...

Easy Classroom Escape Room for Any Subject

Easy Classroom Escape Room for Any Subject

Escape rooms are very popular right now! You can make them at home using simple materials that you have around your house. I have made several at home for my own kids and they always enjoy them so much that I wanted to find a way to do a classroom escape room with my students at school. I knew that I wanted to create a classroom escape room, but I wanted it to be simple to set up and one that all children could work together to complete. There are many ways that you could use this classroom escape room...

Mindfulness Art Activities for Kids to Use to Calm Down

Mindfulness Art Activities for Kids to Use to Calm Down

Kids love art and creating with their hands. I am always looking for mindfulness art activities that I can do with children to help them calm down. Relaxation, mental health strategies are important for children to learn. They need to be taught to be aware of their bodies and when they are feeling stressed, nervous or anxious. This mindfulness art activity allows you to create a quiet, simple tool to use to calm down. For more mindfulness activities, a link to a FREE mindful choice board is included at the bottom. I did this activity with over 100 young children...

Time Capsule for Kids

Time Capsule for Kids

My kids are still little, but they love looking back on things that they created when they were really little. We created this time capsule for kids to record important things about themselves and some fun items to look back on, such as a letter to their future self. I love holding onto keepsakes that my children spent time on and records their thoughts and special things about them. There are 7 pages in the printable that I used, and created, but you can use any pages or keepsakes to include in your capsule. I created this time capsule for...