Saturday, August 13, 2011


My favorite flower is the Sunflower.  This year my husband and son planted me a whole bunch in our garden. Here is the first flower cut from our garden.
Even though summer is coming to an end for most of us, you can still bring some sunshine into your home with flowers. Streach out those beautiful long days of summer!

Have a great weekend,

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Science Day!

Our second annual Science Day was a success!

What I learned from last year was be organized, here is my set up table separated by project:

I have borax, glue, salt, oil, cornstarch, vinegar (lots of vinegar) plates, cups, spoons and so much more!

I try and do projects that range from easy for the little siblings to more advanced for the older kids. This year we decided to have the kids make a contraption to keep an raw egg safe when dropped from our tree house. The kids had so much fun and I was so proud of my son for coming up with his idea. Here is him with his parachute box and bubble wrap contraption.

At my local RAFT, Resource Area For Teachers, center we found lots of kits and ideas.  One of the ideas was catapults made from spoons and staple removers. So simple yet the kids loved them!  Glue or wire the staple remover to a base. Then glue the spoon to the top of the staple remover. Get some foil and crumple it into a ball and your set!  (bend the teeth of the staple remover in opposite directions to allow it the staple remover to move freely)

We also exploded Diet Coke and Mentos! This is the highlight of the day for the kids.  My suggestion is to keep an eye out for sales and stock up. This is one activity the kids would do over and over if they could.

Most of the items we used are everyday household items. Depending on how many kids you plan for you may need to buy extra supplies. For a fun rainy day activity you have everything you need in your cupboards! Here is a link to a site I found lots of projects on:

Have fun with your kids!