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Toobeez Building Toys

My kids love Legos. We spend probably 85% of our time indoors building legos. So when a friend recommended these toys I knew I had to check them out. Toobeez are like oversized K’nex toys. Like legos they teaching critical thinking, spatial understanding, nurture creativity, and working together.

Toobeez come in sets of 50 or 150. They feature long, medium, and small poles that can be connected with ball joints. You can also put sheets, or cloth coverings on them (each set comes with a few) to create tents, forts, etc.

We purchased one set and we were gifted another set. Since then m,y kids have been in building mode for days. we have already perfected the fort, and we have fallen in love with the airplane. Buy daughter who is currently Moana obsessed even found a way to create a sailboat. The building possibilities are endless. Kids can create and build all day long. It is fairly simple to begin, and the more you do it the adept you get at putting the pieces together and taking them apart.

Check out Toobeez for a fun building alternative, and be sure to see some of the interesting building ideas. You can look them up on Pinterest for dozens of building ideas.

 

Preschool Activities: Arts and Crafts

Looking for some new arts and crafts ideas for your preschooler? This fun fire breathing dragon craft includes the always fun bubble wrap! It is simple to put together, fun, and will have everyone breathing fire by the end of the day.

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What You Will Need:

  • Dark Green Construction Paper
  • Light Green Construction Paper
  • Black Construction Paper
  • Orange Construction Paper
  • Green Paint
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Glue
  • Scissors

What You will Do:

  1. Start with the head of the dragon. We used light green. Cut the head in a peanut shape, but at the top cut out a heart shape to accommodate ears for the dragon.
  2. Next paint the top of the bubble wrap (bubble side up) green. Now use it as a stamp on the dragons face.
  3. Next cut pointy ears, in a triangle shape out of the darker green, and glue them to the spot meant for the ears.
  4. Now winged eyebrows out of the dark green paper and glue it just below the dragons ears.
  5. After that you can cut two small circles for eyes, and two larger circles for nostrils. Glue them in place.
  6. Finally cut out some fantastic fire and glue to to the nostrils so that it looks as if your dragon is breathing fire!

How Strong is Spaghetti?: A STEM Activity

Frugal Fun 4 Boys has always been one of our favorite blogs. If you still aren’t following Sarah, you are missing out. We have been highlighting Sarah’s amazing ideas for years, and once again, we just have to share her brilliance.

STEM is such an important part of our education system now, after all, STEM activities are jobs in the future. STEM doesn’t have to be difficult, frightening, or intimidating. It can be fun, exciting, and easy to do.

How strong is spaghetti

This fun spaghetti project helps kids to understand how engineers go about choosing material for building bridges and other structures. It shows how some material works well in one scenario, but does badly in another. Sarah says the experiment is meant for children 13+ but it works well with children younger than that as well as long as parents can read the article with their kids and make it more understandable according to the age group and level.

Make sure you check out some of Sarah’so the great ideas at Frugal Fun 4 Boys. We mean it, you do not want to miss out!

Now it is your family’s turn to find out: how strong is spaghetti? And we would love to hear what your discovered, so please leave us a comment below.