Tag: Family Activities

Observing Strawberries

Strawberries by Fran W. Use your senses to observe a strawberry! You will need: Washed strawberries with their leafy tops (hulls), a paper plate, knife, magnifying glass, paper and pencil, and colored pencils Optional: A pocket or regular microscope Use your sense of… Site Put your strawberry on […]

Grow Your Own Strawberry Plant from Seeds

Strawberry plant by Fran W. There are some very interesting ways to grow strawberry plants!In addition to growing strawberries in a traditionally raised bed, they can be grown in towers, containers, in unusual planters, in a hanging planter, upside down, in soil or hydroponically. Talk about a versatile […]

Make Your Own: Tic-Tac-Toe Game Board

Tic-tac-toe board by Fran W Tic-Tac-Toe (Crosses & Naughts)Strategy games have been around for centuries and were often made with or from natural items.Strategy games are great for building critical thinking skills because players need to observe the game so they can block the other players and take […]

Make Your Own: Cocoa Lip Balm

Cocoa lip balm by Fran W. If you like chocolate, then you may enjoy wearing this lip balm!  3 tsp (or 1T) Petroleum jelly or shea butter1 tsp Cocoa powder1 Vitamin E capsule and a pin (optional)Craft sticksMeasuring spoonsHeat-proof bowl for mixingSmall containersHow to make lip balm…*Melt petroleum jelly […]

Spark of the Day: Symbols of Fall: Twist Balloons

Twist balloon pumpkin by Fran W. We enjoy decorating our home for the fall holidays each year and this year we decided to incorporate twist balloons into our holiday because they can be turned into so many creative things!We are planning to make…Pumpkins, ghosts, spiders, cats, turkeys, a cornucopia, […]

Owls

Barn Owl at British Wildlife Centre, Surrey, EnglandAuthor: Peter Trimming Did you know… Owls can rotate their necks 270 degrees in either direction from a forward facing position!Do you have any questions about owls? Is there something you find interesting about them? Create your own research project to learn more about these fascinating […]

Marshmallows

Roasted marshmallow by Fran W. Marshmallows were once made from the root of the marshmallow plant and were used to help sore throats! Activity: S’mores…with a twist Choose your favorites… Cookie – graham cracker cookies, Nilla Wafers type cookies, chocolate chip cookies, or another cookie of your choice Marshmallows […]

Celebrate Summer!

Summer items by Fran W. The warm weather is here! It’s a great time to plan a summer celebration!  Who will you invite? Whether you’re inviting everyone you know, or keeping it a family-only event, invitations help to set the stage for fun and give everyone something to look […]

Ice Cream

Ice creamPhoto from Wikipedia Did you know….People have been enjoying frozen treats since the 4th century B.C.Ice cream, the dairy-based treat that we know today, was brought to America some time in the 18th century.Activity: Make a frozen treat in a bagYou will need:1/2 c Milk 1 T Sugar […]