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.
Looking for a fun way to keep the relatives busy while that holiday meal finishes cooking?
In this article I’ll show you how to become the life of the party by pulling a tablecloth out from under a place setting without disrupting the dishes.
Why Table Tricks?
This classic “whip off the tablecloth” trick is a must for any dinner party without an established magic show.
Want to astonish your neighbors and trick-or-treaters?
How about serving some spooky shimmering refreshments at your next Halloween party or haunted house?
With a black light and just a few ingredients that make things glow, you can have the creepiest crypt on the block.
In this article, you’ll learn how to produce my five favorite glow-in-the-dark science projects, perfect for making a ghoulish impression this Halloween.
Why Should I Make Glowing Concoctions?
Halloween, more than any other time of year, is the season to explore nighttime frights, conduct spooky experiments and investigate unexplained phenomena. Halloween is dark and disguised and mysterious. It’s the perfect backdrop for things that glow and gush after the lights go out.
The five glow-in-the-dark projects below are a fun way for you and your kids to get into the spirit of this eerie, ominous time of year and add your own bit of creepy cheer to parties or your own family adventure on a chilling October afternoon.
Want a cool way to explore science while playing in the dark?
Your family will be wowed by this fun and easy project that teaches the properties of fluorescent light.
In this article, I’ll show your budding scientists how to design their own secret messages and reveal them when the lights go out.
Why Create Black Light Secret Images?
Black light secret images incorporate a whole lot of things that are awesome to kids (and maybe to you big kids, too!).
They appear to float in mid-air. They glow in the dark.
And not only do your kids get to create messages themselves, but they also control when the secret codes are revealed with a special, magical black light.
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.
Looking for some inspiration to bring offline play and fun back to your family?
The editorial team of My Kids’ Adventures has discovered just what you need.
Read on for a list of our 10 favorite sites for awesome kids’ adventures…
Why Offline Play?
Kids’ adventures come in all shapes and sizes.
Children find adventure in science, food, the great outdoors and so much more.
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.