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Trisha Stanley


A Hiking We Will Go: Apps for Your Nature Lovers

Do you enjoy hiking with your kids? Check out these apps the next time you go out. They make identifying what you see and hear easy. You most likely have one of them on...
elephants by a big red rock at the St. Louis Zoo

National Zoo Lover’s Day + The St. Louis Zoo

We are resharing this St. Louis Zoo post just in time for National Zoo Lover’s Day!   Of all the amazing things St. Louis has to offer, the St. Louis Zoo is probably my favorite. April...
the emergency room entrance at Mercy Children’s Hospital in St. Louis

A Week at Mercy Children’s Hospital

My daughter recently spent a week at Mercy Children’s Hospital. This was a brand new experience for me. I thought it would be helpful to share some of the things I learned in case...
a sensory bin with chick peas and glow in the dark stars and planets under a UV light

Halloween Science with UV Light

Let's try some Halloween science activities with UV light. Ultraviolet lights, or black lights, are prevalent this time of year in Halloween decorating, so why not use them to make our activities more interesting,...
science experiments with baking soda and vinegar

Science Invitations to Explore

Share these fun, independent science experiments with your kids!   My favorite activities to set up for independent play are what I like to call invitations to explore. Try these simple science ideas with your kids.     What...
a boy and a girl playing with soap foam in a plastic tub as sensory play

Soap Foam Sensory Play

Have you ever made soap foam with your kids?   Here’s an easy sensory play idea that’s perfect for a day inside. Soap foam can be used in several play activities.   How to Make the Soap Foam   You’ll...
a summer science activity as a child looks at the shadow of their hand

Summer Science: Sun Investigations

Are you looking for a summer science activity? Would you like something easy to set up that will keep your kids playing for a while? I have three sun investigations to share with you.   Summer...

Summer Science Activities with Ice

My oldest son went through a stage where he would freeze his LEGO mini-figures in water. Then, he would take them out and watch the ice melt, thus rescuing the LEGO people. This went...
Katherine johnson, NASA mathematician

Picture Books about Inspiring Women Scientists

For Women's History Month, let's recognize the accomplishments of some amazing women scientists. I'm highlighting 10 female scientists and sharing 20 picture books about them. Head to the library and check out a few.   Picture...
two Asian girls at a table cutting out valentine hearts

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Own Valentines

Are you looking for a DIY valentine card project? If you need a non-candy valentine for school valentines, check out these options. Be creative and make your own versions, or grab my templates for...