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Trisha Stanley

elephants by a big red rock at the St. Louis Zoo

Mom’s Guide to the St. Louis Zoo

Of all the amazing things St. Louis has to offer, the St. Louis Zoo is probably my favorite. April 8th is National Zoo Lovers Day, so it's the perfect time to talk about our...
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...
a snow sensory bin filled with snow and measuring cups

3 Snowy Science Activities for Kids

My favorite part of winter in Missouri is the snow. Bring a bucket or two inside for some snowy science activities. If there is no snow, you can make your own by crushing ice...

Local St. Louis Experience Gift Ideas

If you are looking for an experience gift, here is a collection of local St. Louis ideas. You're sure to find something for that special someone on your list (kids or adults).    My kids have...
a table with bottles of potions, flanked by lit up jack-lanterns as candles flicker in the background

Halloween Science: Make Fizzy Potions

Halloween science is my favorite kind of science, especially when it involves mixing up a fun potion. Learn how to make fizzy potions in two different ways using edible ingredients. It's a great way...
a boy and a girl conducting science activities with leaves using four mason jars with leaves in them and strips of coffee filters

Fall Science Activities with Leaves

  Fall is the perfect time to try some simple science activities with leaves. If you loved our post about leaf rubbings, nature treasures, and fall discovery tables, you’ll love these ideas, too.   Fall Science Activities...

Team Boohoo! First Day of School

  Are you on Team Yahoo or Team Boohoo on the first day of school?     Last night, Amy Sanders shared about her school’s Yahoo or Boohoo Parent Coffee on the first day of school. Amy is...
flowers frozen into ice cubes, and a child’s hand with a water dropper, trying to melt the ice as a science experiment

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...
a baby Yoda stuffed toy next to a plate of blue macarons in honor of May the Fourth

May the Fourth Be with You

May the fourth be with you. Such a fun play on words for the typical Star Wars universe saying, "May the force be with you," which is used to wish someone goodwill or good...