Kids from 3 to 6 Years Archive

Bracelets and Wood Water Absorption

Today we bring you a beautiful craft with a scientific base. It is again an idea we found in Pinterest to make some colorful bracelets with wooden craft sticks. To turn this craft into a science project you can make a research on the behavior of wood under certain circumstances, in order to find out the best way to make those bracelets. You need some craft sticks or popsicle sticks …

Learning in Nature: Blackberries Jam Experiment

It’s summer and these days we have been doing something we love: pick blackberries. Have you ever imagined what a scientific experience it can be to hand pick blackberries and transform them into a delicious jam? You know I am convinced that almost any activity you can perform outside in nature, can provide a scientific knowledge. Just to start: we found the best places to find berries, we compared the …

Our Vegetable Garden: Design and Learning

I’m sure you remember our suggestion to use your vegetable garden as a science project. This summer our vegetable garden has become a constant learning source, and we took advantage of that to introduce a new vegetable garden design to experiment with different concepts. To start, we sowed green beans last spring. We knew it was a climbing variety, so we needed an structure to allow the plant growing. So …

Experiences and Games with Magnets

We would like to show you again some ideas about how to introduce scientific concepts on a entertaining and funny way. We will play today with magnets with the little ones to discover the force of magnetism. First of all a very IMPORTANT WARNING: remember magnets are very dangerous if accidentally swallowed, so always use large magnets specially designed for small hands such as magnetic bands or horseshoe magnets and …

8 Experiments on Health and Nutrition

Do you remember we were compiling experiments to study the living beings without text books? In this last article, we will continue working on the human body with experiments on health and nutrition. We will start identifying nutrition related to growth and living: 1. In “La main à la pâte”  foundation web page they suggest a first idea for the little ones: (“Je grandis”), so that they realize how they …