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Posts from the category: Science & Nature

How to Make Paper Pinwheels

How to make paper pinwheels

Spinning pinwheels captivate children of all ages and when Immy and I were perusing Jean of The Artful Parent's brand new book, The Artful Year, we couldn't help but choose making paper pinwheels as one of the first (of many!) projects we just couldn't wait to try! These paper pinwheels are … [Read more...]

Science for Kids: Jelly Bean Taste Test

Science esperiments for kids: Jelly Bean Taste Testing

Today Ali of At Home with Ali shares a science experiment the kids will love - a jelly bean taste test! This taste testing experiment is great fun and is particularly well suited to children aged 5 and up. Our whole family joined in and my two kids were very excited that our science experiment … [Read more...]

Fun Summer Activities for Kids

Super fun summer activities for kids

Yikes it's hot right now on the sunny side of the world! Today we welcome Lauren of Teacher Types to the Childhood 101 team with a fabulous collection of summer play ideas. Ice blocks, sprinklers, sand and swimming – do these words make you think of summer time with little tikes? Yes! I’m here … [Read more...]

Science for Kids: Oil, Water & Detergent Experiment

Science for Kids-:Oil, Water & Detergent Experiment

Check out this super fun and simple science experiment for kids from regular contributor Ali Wright of At Home with Ali. Mixing oil and water with detergent is a fun way to explore basic chemistry with kids. This science experiment is suitable for kids over 4 years of age. You don’t need any … [Read more...]

Activities for Toddlers: Rocks and a Box

Toddler Play Activities: Rocks and a Box

In this post regular contributor, Kylie Gardner of Octavia & Vicky, shares a simple invitation to play activity perfect for toddlers. When I think "what are we going to play today?" I always keep in mind the activites that my children are most interested in. That's my early childhood … [Read more...]

How to Make an Air Rocket

Science for Kids: Take Flight With an Air Rocket

This post is sponsored by Origin Energy. Making abstract concepts easy for children to understand can be difficult, especially when learning about things that are difficult to see or touch, such as science concepts related to things like gases or plant osmosis or how energy is made. To help … [Read more...]

Butterfly Symmetry Nature Art

Butterfly Symmetry Art Butterfly

This post is part of the Outdoor Maths series by regular contributor Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature. My 6-year-old son adores butterflies. We recently spent time getting up close and personal with more than 30 different species in a seasonal butterfly enclosure at our local natural history … [Read more...]

Create an Engineering Mystery Bag Challenge for Kids

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This is a sponsored post for the littleBIGidea competition. If you are a fan of the hit TV reality competition, Masterchef, then you would be familiar with the concept of the mystery box challenge – it’s actually my favourite part of the show! For those who don’t know, the contestants are each … [Read more...]