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Electricity from lemons?

Can we light our houses with lemons and spare change?
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2016/02/green-stem-challenge-light-from-lemons.html
#stem   #steam   #electricity   #science   #elementary   #kbn  
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Sensory science play

Do you have a dino lover in the house? Set up this easy sensory dino dig!
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2016/01/sensory-dino-dig.html
#sensoryplay   #stem   #steam   #playmatters   #kbn  
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DIY Toy Castle for Kids

What DIY Toys have you made lately?
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/06/how-to-make-a-DIY-Castle.html
#playmatters   #diy   #homemade   #smallworld   #kbn  
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Chinese Zodiac animals in #lego  

Celebrate Chinese New Year by making your favorite Zodiac animals in LEGO (with video instructions):
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/02/chinese-zodiac-animals-in-lego.html
#chinesenewyear   #zodiac   #stem   #kbn  
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* #colombia  Unit study for elementary school*

Introduce your kids to this amazing country with books, videos, and hands-on activities:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2016/01/hands-on-geography-colombia-unit-study.html
#readyourworld   #geography   #multicultural   #mkb   #kbn  
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Probability with LEGO

Learn estimation and probability basics with a jar of LEGO bricks!
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2016/01/estimating-and-probability-with-legos.html
#LEGO   #mathematics   #stem   #STEAM   #learning   #kbn  
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Teaching Kids to Slow Down and Observe

My 9 year old really enjoyed this spring photo hunt challenge:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2016/02/slow-down-with-spring-photo-hunt.html
#outdoor   #spring2016   #naturephotography   #parenting   #mindfulness   #kbn  
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Introducing kids to China

Books, science projects, and art activities to learn about #china  - perfect for #chinesenewyear  :
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2014/01/elementary-school-unit-study-china.html
#socialstudies   #unitstudy   #kbn   #geography  
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* Easy and fun #LEGO  math activities*

Try these math activities with kids from K to 5th grade:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2016/01/must-try-lego-math-activities-for-kids.html
Ideas from +Lalymom +Sarah Dees +Fun at Home With Kids Blog +Deirdre Smith +Anna Marikar 
#stem   #steam   #mathematics   #elementary   #kbn  
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Fine motor skills for young kids

What are the best activities for strengthening fine motor skills?
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2009/03/help-toddler-develop-fine-motor-skills.html
#ece   #preschool   #sensory   #parentingtips   #kbn  
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Why mindset matters?

What matters in parenting tweens and teens?
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2016/01/focus-on-mindset.html

#parenting   #mindset   #tweens   #kbn  
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I am glad you are here. I am a working parent who tried to bring purpose to my limited time with my daughter. My goal is to raise her a compassionate, independent, and enthusiastic thinker. Find out more about me and my blog in About Me section.
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Rock Candy Science Experiment - Coffee Cups and Crayons
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Simple play ideas, learning activities, kids crafts and party ideas, plus acts of kindness for kids!

Zoology for kids - Adventures in Mommydom
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I don't know about your kids, but mine are big fans about animals, and we've got a bunch of zoology for kids ideas to explore after your zoo

6 July Books for Kids 6+
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June book recommendations for kids age 6 and older and book extension activities to go with them.

Learn about the brain activities - Adventures in Mommydom
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After we made our play dough brain cell model, and our play dough brain model. Now it’s time to get into even further details about our brai

Magnetic Robot Art with Tin Cans - Fun-A-Day!
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Create movable magnetic robot art with tin cans and craft supplies. Recyclables and on-hand items make this DIY project each as can be. Lots

10 Jello Science Experiments - The Chaos and the Clutter
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Who knew that so many cool science experiments could be done with jello?!

Coin activities for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade - The Measu...
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Looking for coin activities for kids? This post has over 10 ideas for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.

What do ants like to eat? {science activity for kids} - Gift of Curiosity
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TweetIf you’ve been following along, you know that my kids and I completed an ant unit and I am sharing a number of activities we did to lea

Portugal for kids - Adventures in Mommydom
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We studied Portugal this month in our geography studies, and the kids had fun with the recipes we made.

Crosswords for Kids
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Help to develop your child's vocabulary and spelling skills using fun crosswords for kids.

How to Teach first aid to kids - Adventures in Mommydom
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Here's some beginning ideas to teach first aid to kids.

Geometric Design - Shapes in Five Circle Grids
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We created five circle grids and then found shapes in the circles. This activity was very similar to the seven-circle grid shape finding act

An Easter Tree
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An Easter Art Project for entire family - decorating hand blown eggs and setting up an Easter Egg Tree. Additional Easter art and Easter dec