Thanksgiving is only a week away. This year, Thanksgiving with be at our house, for the first time! All the meal items have been assigned, and dinner time has been set. But while all the feast plans are set, it’s also important to think about the little Thanksgiving guests. While […]

8 Turkey STEM Activities for kids this Thanksgiving

Last week I had a phone conference with my youngest son’s preschool teacher. She said the only thing he needs to work on, right now, is number recognition and counting number 6 through 10. With Thanksgiving only a few short weeks away, I was reminded of a simple turkey counting […]

Simple Turkey Counting Activity

This post is part of a blog series Amazing Math Art Project for Kids, hosted by Karyn Tripp at Teach Beside Me. The blog series is in conjunction with the launch of the book Math Art & Drawing Games for Kids. Ever since a preschool conference I attended this past […]

Geoboard Art on Natural Wood

Halloween is only a week away, and our family is starting to get excited! All the boys have their costumes, the truck or treats are on the calendar, and we even have some candy ready for the actual night. But our family isn’t really ready for an occasion until we […]

Floating Ghost Magnetism STEM Activity!

During my weekly grocery trip, I took a look around. I quickly realized I was surrounded all things pumpkin! That’s how we know its officially fall in Texas. While the weather is still in the mid-90s, the pumpkin creamer, drinks, bread, chocolate, and all other pumpkin item emerge. So in […]

Pumpkin STEM Activities and Science Experiments

Our preschool year began two weeks ago, and this year I’m trying to incorporate more STEM preschool activities into my class’ day. The age of my class is around two and a half years old, so some of them have never been left with a “stranger” in a new place. […]

STEM Preschool Ideas for the First Two Weeks

What if learning to code a programming languages was like learning to speak a new language. Studies have shown that the earlier in life you are exposed to a language, the easier it is to learn the language later in life. So if you want your children to be comfortable […]

8 Baby Coding Books

Recently my boys and I used the engineering design process to design our own sprinkler system. After my son created a design we knew we could make, we designed to experiment with water flow and create a water experiment. Exploring How Water Flows through holes in a Pipe In one […]

Fun Water Experiment to Cool off in the Heat!

Its hot in Texas right now! But that really goes without saying considering its summer. Summer in Texas usually means you’re sequestered in your house, much like the Northeast during winter. But being cooped up all day with kids is a recipe for disaster. So one such hot day, the […]

Sprinkler Engineering Design Process for kids

Space amazes all kids. Even from a young age, the idea of space and all the stars, galaxies, and planets it comprised of was enough for me to get lost in my thoughts for hours. When my sister was in middle school, she was able to attend space camp, which […]

Rocket Science for Kids!