Monthly Archives: April 2017

Bring Spring Inside: Soda Bottle Eco-System

Spring is such a beautiful time if year. The flowers bloom, the sun shines, the birds sing, and everything is new again. Spring is a great time to plant new life, and building a new eco system is the perfect way to do that. Plants don’t only have to grow outside, you ca bring spring in to the house and share the beauty of spring indoors all day long.

This incredibly fun eco system from Layers of Learning, was created by Moms, teachers, and sisters Karen and Michelle. They have cultivate a fun and simple eco system that sustains not only plant life but wildlife as well. Each eco-system can sustain a goldfish. Now your kids can cultivate beautiful flowers while caring for a small goldfish friend.

The Soda Bottle Eco-System is fun to build and simple to care for. Simply go to Layers of Learning and follow their simple tutorial. Then you and your boys can enjoy the sweet joy of watching spring thrive indoors and out!

 

Vintage: The Boy’s Store

Did you know that we carry some unique and fun vintage pieces? We actually have a small section of Vintage style clothes on the website. We love to share fun unique looks with our customers, after all this whole store started because we felt that boys deserved to have as many stylish, fun, unique clothing options as girls do. So we try to bring you those options everyday.

Be sure to check out our Vintage section. Simply click the Shop All button on our homepage, then scroll down to the bottom of the pop-up menu, Vintage Boys Clothing is the last option in the menu.

Here are just a few fun items available now.

Boys Vintage Striped Polo Shirt by Micros: this fun brown, yellow, and blue striped polo is fun and funky.

Boys Vintage Punk Rock Shirt by Neptune Zoo: Who doesn’t want to be a classic rock n roll star? With this fun tee we can’t guarantee the talent, but we can guarantee the style.

Boys Vintage Pixel Dots Dress Shirt by Sonik: Have we time-travelled? Where’s the 70’s when you need them? Right here. This pixel dots shirt will transport you every time.

STEM: Build a Solar Oven

STEM is quickly becoming my favorite educational subject. It is so much fun to create these fun projects at home with my kids, we all feel as if we are playing and building, when in reality I am helping to stimulate their skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It is an important subject in todays world. So many of our important careers have STEM components. Colleges look for STEM based backgrounds, and even supply STEM based scholarships. Schools are quickly trying to create a broader base of classes and programs available in these subjects, but with defunding of public schools many are unable to incorporate these programs. As parents it is our job to fill in the gaps with extracurricular activities, groups, and even working with our kids at home. It only takes a little parental interest to make a project that seems boring and make it in to a fun and interactive game.

We have been trying to share different STEM activities at least once a month on the blog. We know that kids look forward to them, but we also know that parents get busy, and may not have the time to find things like this on their own. We also know that a lot of us pin great ideas to try, but we sometimes get so busy we lack the motivation and time to actually follow through. Many of you have told us that when you see our blog posts it reminds you that you can do these things. And many of you do. So we will continue to share in hopes that we can help you to accomplish the things you plan.

This month we want to share this fun STEM project is not only fun, it is also pretty tasty! PBSKids has shared a simple solar oven that can help you and your kids to create S’mores! Simply follow the incredibly easy to follow tutorial and enjoy the treats of your labor.