• Here's an easy STEM experiment to try with kids: Making Oobleck, just like in the Dr. Seuss book!
    science,  STEM

    Making Oobleck, a non-Newtonian Fluid: Easy STEM Experiment

    Jared is back today with a super fun and simple science experiment to try with your kids! This one was so interesting, how can something be solid when it movement but liquid at rest? I don’t even really understand it, but it was really neat to play with! (Maybe that’s why he’s the one doing the experiments with the kids ūüėČ )   OTHER POSTS YOU MAY ENJOY: STEM Exploding Bags Experiment The Best Picture Books about Girls and Science Eight Picture Books For Little Builders and Engineers       I first heard about non-Newtonian fluids on an old episode of MythBusters. Anyone remember that show? I used to…

  • Here's a fun and simple experiment for kids! A leak proof bag with pencils stuck in it?!
    science,  STEM

    The Amazing Leakproof Bag – A Fun Experiment

    This is the fourth week in a row of my husband, Jared, sharing a STEM related post on here! I know my kids are excited to have him doing all sorts of experiments with them and I’m glad he is filling in some of the hole in our science that are not as high on my priority list. Today’s experiment is super simple and fun for the kids to do!     What happens when you fill a plastic bag full of water and then poke holes in it?¬† Not what you might expect actually! This is a super easy experiment that even young kids can do, is incredibly easy…

  • Exploding bags experiment - an easy STEM experiment to do with kids with very few supplies!
    science,  STEM

    Fun & Educational Easy Exploding Bags Experiment

    Jared is back for the third week in a row with another STEM post, today is a fun one, he’s got a super simple science experiment using just a few ingredients, all of which you probably have in your home right now. Personally, I love these kinds of experiments but am not good with the follow through so I am thankful to have a spouse who is! Both Raeca and Ephraim often say they want to be scientists when they grow up so it is fun to watch them explore different areas of science. Do you have some easy experiments you like to do in your home?      …

  • Free printable Lego challenge cards - a great STEM activity!
    science,  STEM

    Free Printable Lego STEM Challenge Cards

    Remember last week when I said Jared (my husband) was going to be sharing some STEM posts on here for the next while because he’s kind of taking over that area of our homeschool this year? Well, he’s back! While I usually spend 1-2 hours with the kids doing some intentional learning during the day (reading, working in our relaxed notebooks, etc) the rest of the day is pretty much free play for them. They love it and I try to keep our days open so they have this opportunity. During their free play time they will often do some pretend play, a lot of swinging on their Ikea swings…

  • Rocks Relaxed Notebooking Page and Resources for Rock Unit Study
    real homeschool stories,  relaxed notebooking,  science,  unit studies

    Rocks Mini Unit Study Resources & Relaxed Notebooking

    In the last few weeks we have been doing what I’ve dubbed as “relaxed notebooking”, I share more about the concept in my¬†Homeschooling as a Lifestyle Workshop¬†but in essence we have been picking topics each week to do mini unit studies on. This approach works really well with our relaxed, interest-led homeschool style. I thought it would be fun to share some of the mini units we have been doing as well as the resources we are using. At the beginning of each week I ask my kids what they want to learn about that week and that helps guide our week. So far they have had a balance of…

  • Eight Picture Books for Little Builders and Engineers
    book lists,  picture books,  science,  STEM

    Eight Picture Books For Little Engineers and Builders

    If you have a little one in your home that is into building things you’ll love these picture books! I often find myself wondering what my kids will chose to “do” or “be” when they grow up. I’m definitely not going to force them to do anything but I like looking for their strengths and interests now and watching how they change (or stay the same) as they grow older. Right now Raeca says she wants to be an artist and a writer when she’s older. And she also wants to travel the world and tell people about Jesus. A girl after my own heart. Ephraim is a little harder…