40 DIY Escape Room Ideas at Home

40 DIY Escape Room Ideas at Home

Who doesn’t love an escape room? Escape rooms are exciting for all ages and you can easily create one with things around your house. I have compiled 40 escape room ideas that you can do at home or in any room, for kids or adults, for birthdays or just for fun! The more clues that that you include in your escape room, the trickier it becomes and the longer it will take to complete. Take a look through the 40 clues to create the perfect escape room of your own! For ways on how to incorporate the ideas into an...

Science Experiments Kids will Love

Science Experiments Kids will Love

I love teaching science. I enjoy doing science experiments with students in the classroom and at home with my own kids. I love children’s reactions when we do science experiments, and their genuine interest and enthusiasm towards them. My hope is that they never lose this curiosity and sense of wonder. There are lots of exciting science experiments that you can do with kids. The experiment below is one of my all time favourites and guaranteed to be a hit with kids of all ages. This experiment causes a chemical reaction – or explosion – as your kids will probably...

Easy Science Experiment for Fall

Easy Science Experiment for Fall

I love fall! I love seeing the leaves on the trees change colour, hayrides, pumpkins all of the other wonderful things that come with the season. Since I teach young children, I also like creating easy science experiments and activities that incorporate the season. This science experiment and STEM challenge is perfect for fall because it is a hands-on experiment with pumpkins! The great thing about this easy science experiment is that although I used pumpkins, you could use a variety of other objects in place of a pumpkin. For winter you could use something as simple as a snowball,...

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...

Fun Financial Literacy for Kids

Fun Financial Literacy for Kids

Kids need to learn about money. Understanding how to earn, save and even spend money smartly is a skill all children need. Financial literacy for kids is becoming more and more important. Teaching children about money in a safe way at a young age, will hopefully help them to make smart choices with their money when they are older. I have used this activity for many years in my classroom, from junior grades to primary. My students have always loved it and are incredibly engaged during all of our lessons and ‘shopping’ days. Although I used this activity in the...