Posts tagged ‘kids activities’

October 18, 2011

I am the Science Mom

I work one day a week at my son’s cooperative preschool where I also hold a job. Last year at my son’s previous school I was a fundraising parent but this year I am thankfully the Science parent! It’s actually been a pleasure to switch from an adult and money centered job to a kid and activity centered job. Yeah! I am now planning a science project a week and thought I would share some of them here since there are so many great ideas out there.

Last week we did a trash scavenger hunt.

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September 19, 2011

I’m losing the battle with television….

Look I like TV. I grew up on TV. I’m not someone who thinks TV is the devil. BUT I don’t want it on all the time. I don’t want my kids to wake up and immediately start figuring out what show they want to watch. I don’t want them to ask to watch TV instead of going outside and running around. So I’m going to attempt to wean us all from the TV and video games and iPhone games which my 4 year old is now addicted to. How I am going to do this is beyond me. I’m going to start planning A LOT of activities and projects and prepare to be mentally exhausted. Keeping up with the energy levels of a 2 and 4 year old is not easy!

So here are a couple of recent projects which occupied their attention for about an hour tops.

First we made terrariums. I loved these as a kid. Found a cool tutorial online at Craftzine.

Alonzo thought making a dino forest was pretty cool. Clara loved dumping the pebbles and potting soil all over the table.

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September 14, 2011

I ate lunch under a table

With these nuts! In my never ending quest to keep my kids occupied without TV we’ve been getting creative! Yesterday we built a hideout under the dining room table with sheets and pillows, and had a picnic lunch in there! After Clara went down for a nap Alonzo and I built a racetrack in the kitchen using some colored tape. Then we added some ramps made from books to launch the cars off of.

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