Category Archives: Activities

Halloween STEAM Acitivity: Skeletons Bones

Halloween is a great time to do fun activities and crafts, but it is also a great time to try and weave in some interesting learning activities as well. Mystery Science has an incredibly interesting Halloween skeleton themed learning activity for children grades K-5. It deals with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mechanics) and uses the skeleton theme to get kids interested in how the bones in our body hep us to function and what would our bodies be like without bones?

Mystery Science has an entirely interactive experience set up for you and your kids. You get to watch videos, create experiments, hypothesize, conduct research, and find the results. It is an incredible online journey using art, engineering, and mechanics to learn more about our own skeletal systems.

This fun Halloween themed activity with not only entertain your kids it will also educate them and give them the opportunity to try something they may never have tried before. Head on over to Mystery Science for the full tutorial.

Fall Art Projects: Autumn Tree Painting

Art projects are always a great idea. I love to work on seasonal projects, and fall is my favorite season with its beautiful colors. I love to hang all of the beautiful projects my kids create to give my house a little more color and life. With the trees starting to change color I want to bring all of the bright colors in to my house. So I found this fantastic project that will let me do just that!

This autumn tree painting with cotton balls project from Projects With Kids is exactly what I needed. It gives my little guy the chance to play with paint and practice his fine motor skills, while my older daughter gets to try out her artistic skills. The project is so simple to create, and can be changed according to the colors or style you want to use.

Head on over to Projects With Kids for the full tutorial and enjoy every bit of the fall season with this fantastic art project.

End of Summer Art

Summer is coming to an end, but one last great summer art project is exactly what we all need. This art project is perfect for homeschool elementary projects, toddlers, or kids that just love a really great art project.

Sunflowers bloom so beautifully at the height of summer here in SoCal. They can be seen in yards, on the sides of the road, and out in the fields. They really do brighten a person’s day with their regal height and bright colors.

I am always sad to see the last of them bloom at the end of our summer. Now with this fantastic little art project they can bloom in my house all September long.

Thank you to Glued to My Crafts for such a fun and simple project. It will keep my days sunshiny and bright all month long! Head on over to Glued to My Crafts for the full tutorial.