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Learning Adventures With Peekapak ~ Subscription Box Review

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but received one free activity box to review. I am an affiliate of Peekapak, and will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on a link on this page. The Big Orange Box My preschooler was very excited …

Science With Children: Two Experiments With Ice

I’m not sure why, but my preschooler loves to play with ice. Following are two experiments using ice…one involves food coloring, which makes it even more fun for kids! Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I am an affiliate of Amazon, and will receive a small commission if a …

Science With Children: Two Experiments With One Perrier Bottle (Air, Weather & Water)

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I am an affiliate of Amazon, and will receive a small commission if a link on this blog is used to make a purchase. We were interested in trying the Jumping Coin Experiment from the The Usborne Book of Science Activities, Volume 1, …

Science With Children: Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiments

These are two of the first science experiments my four-year-old and I performed together in our kitchen.  Based on what I have read, kids of all ages would enjoy these!  Both experiments are rather simple, but fun. Inexpensive, too! 1. Inflating A Balloon Thank you to Mom to 2 Posh …

Science Experiments With Children (For Those Who Are Slightly Intimidated)

My preschooler’s interest in science experiments was sparked recently by a simple little experiment we did on the dining room table. It involved a plastic drinking straw and various small objects we found around the house.  We lined up a feather, penny, eraser, paper clip, shell, and a few other …

Sail the Seas! Free Ocean-Related Printables For Kids

Sail Away! I hope you and your kids enjoy these pages!  You will find printables for Christopher Columbus, Sailing Ships and More, Under the Sea, and Pirates. I’ll add all the ocean-themed pages that I create to this post in the future, as well. Please comment on this post if …

Spark Your Child’s Imagination With Kiwi Crate! Free Trial Now Available (Just Pay $3.95 Shipping)

Roasting The theme for the June Kiwi Crate is “Camp Out,”  and my daughter loved making the backpack and pretend campfire a few days ago.  The activities really sparked her imagination, and she played “camping” for the rest of the day in the living room, with me and Daddy occasionally …

Wings of America: Up Close and Personal with Birds of Prey

Fascinating and Educational If you are visiting Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee this year, be sure to visit the Wings of America exhibit and show. It is a fascinating glimpse at America’s birds of prey, including the Golden Eagle and Bald Eagle. The show is captivating to kids and adults …

Join In A Summer Adventure With Kiwi Crate!

Summer Adventure Series! For the months of June, July, and August, each project box from Kiwi Crate will include exciting summer themed projects, bonus activities and fun surprises for the family! New subscribers can take 25% off their 1st month subscription with code SUMMER25. Disclosure: I have purchased the Monthly …

Spring Crafts and DIY Inspiration from Kiwi Crate! Plus, My Review

Disclosure: I have purchased the Monthly Subscription for my family.  I am also an affiliate of Kiwi Crate and will receive a small commission if the links on this page are used to make a purchase.  Springtime Projects Need some crafty inspiration this Spring?  Visit Kiwi Crate’s DIY Ideas page …

Learning Made Easy – How To Learn Anatomy Quickly

It’s common knowledge that learning doesn’t necessarily mean retaining. Case in point, tests. Tests are the true litmus test of retention. Some people are just naturally gifted when it comes to retention, while others need to find ways to retain what is learned. If you’re one of those that struggle …

Clifford The Big Red Dog Kitchen Science Kit Review

Cotton Ridge Homeschool is pleased to join with Host BabyDashCo to bring you this giveaway for a Clifford The Big Red Dog Kitchen Science Kit! The following review and giveaway is courtesy of BabyDashCo: Clifford and his friends love exploring the world around them and with this exciting kit they …

5 Simple Engineering Projects For Kids

Great ideas from guest author Robert Wallace to help stimulate your child’s interest in engineering. Engineering is the practical application of math and sciences. Engineering is also a career poised with tremendous growth and earning potential. Because of this, it is important to get kids interested in sciences and engineering …

Lakeshore Science Lessons For Children

Now that Spring is here, it’s time to start thinking about outdoor activities for the kids.  This guest post from Paul Moore has some fun science lesson ideas for your next visit to the lake.  And, if you bring a notebook for each child,  they can make notes along the …

5 Fun and Educational Science Experiments For Kids (Inexpensive, Too!)

In this guest post, Benjamin Turner brings us some science experiments that kids can do without expensive equipment or ingredients! Kids love to get their hands dirty doing experiments. Anything that has them active, building something, or getting instant gratification works well for them. Using their powers of observation, asking …

Infographic: The Art of Teaching Students How to Do a Science Fair Project

This informative guest post and infographic from Teacher’s Guide to Science Fair Projects will help both classroom teachers and homeschooling parents prepare their students for their next science fair. (Click on the image for a larger view.) Learn the steps required for teaching students how to complete a science fair …