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Trisha Stanley

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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...
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Let’s Celebrate Earth Day

On the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans from all walks of life joined together to speak out against the deterioration of the environment and demanded change. As a result,...
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Hypermobility and Our Journey Towards a Diagnosis

One of the most frustrating things about being a parent is watching your child be in pain. We search for answers and a quick solution, but what happens when you can’t find one? What...

Valentine’s Day Science for Kids

Can I let you in on a little secret? I don't like Valentine's Day. It's not a holiday my husband and I ever really celebrate. However, I do enjoy themed activities for kids, and...

Waking Up Made Easier: A Simple Solution to Brighten Your Day

I am not a morning person. Waking up and rolling out of bed is difficult. The sound of an alarm jars me awake making me feel unrested and grumpy.   I much prefer to wake up...
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The Christmas Eve Box: Our Family’s Annual Tradition

What holiday traditions do you and your family hold dear? Our Christmas Eve box is something I look forward to every year.   Christmas pajamas and Christmas books are how our tradition began. When my oldest...