Ever try to stack liquids without letting them mix?
It’s easy and oh-so-cool! You just need a little chemistry know-how and a steady hand.
In this article I’ll show you how you and your kids can stack seven liquids into a rainbow of layers, one on top of the other, without mixing them.
It looks like magic, but it’s not—it’s science!
Why Stack Liquids?
It’s important to teach kids basic scientific concepts so they’ll understand how the world around them works.
When you make it fun or exciting or even jaw-droppingly awesome, you capture kids’ attention, pique their curiosity and make them want to learn more.
Do your kids like Silly Putty or slime?
Do they take pleasure in building things and then destroying them?
Show them the awesome destructive power of the earth with a slippery, oozing goo they’ll love to get their hands in.
In this article I’ll show you how to make Glacier Goo—a type of Silly Putty that will demonstrate the movement of glaciers.
Why Make Glacier Goo?
Glaciers are pretty fascinating things: massive, moving, blue-and-white mountains of ice that destroy nearly everything in their paths, creating landforms such as U-shaped valleys, moraines and kettle lakes, to name a few.
For hundreds of thousands of years, the movement of glaciers has shaped land through erosion and deposition.
Dreaming of a Christmas day doing fun activities as a family?
If only there was a way to tie up togetherness with a bow, or fit fun (and inexpensive) family activities into a stocking.
There is a way! The editors of My Kids’ Adventures have searched the web to find 12 perfect pastimes that can be packaged up and presented under the tree.
In this article, I’ll show you how easy it is to give the gift of time spent together with a dozen ideas for fun-filled activities. Pick one your kids will love, print it out, package it up and play!
Why Give Activities as Gifts?
What do your kids really need from you this Christmas?
Their lists may be filled with overpriced electronics and noisy plastic toys, but half of those will probably be abandoned before the ball drops on New Year’s and the other half may cause your children to abandon you to a beeping screen.
Looking for some spooky scientific fun this Halloween?
Get some chills and thrills with the coolest substance known to kids: dry ice.
In this article I’ll share three of my favorite bubbling and oozing potions that will light up your Halloween party or fall festival.
Plus you’ll get hours of enchanting science discovery for your family.
What’s So Cool About Dry Ice?
Dry ice and Halloween go hand in hand. Imagine a bubbling witch’s potion, a hazy specter of a ghost, a mad scientist’s lab lined with beakers full of colorful chemicals, a foggy mist masking the full moon in an inky black sky…
These mysterious images and more can all be created with dry ice.
Dropping a few pieces of dry ice in warm water creates a fascinating sensory experience for kids and adults alike—bubbling sounds; smoke that pours from every cylinder and cauldron; and bubbles you can touch, bounce and squeeze.
Want to surprise them with an afternoon of messy learning and fun?
Ever wondered what the secret is to making great slime?
In this article you’ll learn how to make my favorite Halloween slime recipes for haunted houses, classroom parties, Halloween parties or just an ooey-gooey good time.
Why Make Your Own Slime?
There’s nothing better than a hands-on project that will let kids make a mess and keep them engaged while they experiment with different textures and colors.
Now you can show your kids how to literally walk on raw eggshells and do something that seems impossible.
That’s right, eggs—those delicate things you have to check at the supermarket to make sure they’re not broken.
In this article, I’ll show you a fun way to find out whether eggs are truly fragile or are actually incredibly architected pieces of nature, built for both strength and weakness.
Why Take the Eggshells Challenge?
In our house, we aren’t concerned about walking on eggshells or treading lightly around sensitive topics. We lay it all out, grab a carton-full of eggs and walk all over them. Saturday afternoons around the Spangler household includes a truckload of eggs and a lot of laughter.