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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.

Summer Art: Seashell Painting

Are you looking for some simple and fun summer crafts to do at home with your kids? I love simple activities that allow the kids to be creative and have fun without getting bogged down with too many rules and restrictions. I really feel like summer is the chance to learn hands on, to experience the world in its natural state, learn to ride a bike, skateboard, swim, or do a handstand. So much of our kids lives are spent in a classroom behind a desk. Then they get to grow up and be behind a desk some more. Summer is one of the few times in life when the world seems to slow down some and allow for everyone to enjoy the outdoors, pick up a new hobby, or get reacquainted with an old one.

I love the idea of painting and doing an art project, especially one that includes natural items like seashells. Not only does it get the kids creative juices flowing it also gives me an excuse to travel to the beach and let them choose some pieces to work with.

This fun activity can be found at Fantastic Fun and Learning. You can follow the tutorial and learn some easy ways to make these beautiful creations by checking out their original post. My favorite part of this activity was that it allowed the kids to do something different, none of the seashells looked the same. We are even talking about gluing them to a picture frame that will house a picture of us all at the beach together this summer.

Be sure to check out all the other fun ideas at Fantastic Fun and Learning, they have a ton of fun activities for summer!