15 Engaging First Grade Read Alouds

When you’ve curated...more

Summer Must-Do: Ice Cream in a Bag

It’s the fourth week of S.T.E.A.M. summer camp and this week the theme is our sense of taste. Well, duh. Of course we are going to make ice cream! ...more

Brain Teaser for Kids: Math Cube Riddle

Puzzles and riddles are terrific mind-stretching activities to help you raise kids with growth mindsets and good executive function skills. Put together this...more

14 Books to Inspire Kids to Follow Their Dreams

We all want to know the secret to helping our children realize their dreams. While I can’t pretend to have the key to help you with that, I can offer you a list of books which may inspire your kids to follow their dreams and passions. These are all picture book biographies about people who never gave up, who went after their dreams, even when they might have seemed impossible to others ....more

Science Craft for Kids: Milk Carton Candles

It’s the third week of S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp and this week the...more

Sanity Saving Indoor Magnet Game

One morning when we were stuck indoors my attempt to redirect the kids’ boundless energy away from chaos and towards constructive creativity resulted in a...more

Geometry Magic: Turn 2 Circles into 1 Square

It’s been a while since my son and I made math art magic with Möbius strips and it was time for some more math fun, this time we explored the geometry magic and accomplished the impossible! (Melodramatic, much?) We turned two circles into one square. “Inconceivable!”...more

16+ Books to Read if You Like Harry Potter

Harry Potter is well known as one of those books that makes...more

More Old School Fun: String and Bead Puzzle

Welcome back to S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp! Last week we made thaumatropes to explore the sense of sight. This week’s theme is the sense of touch ....more

Campfire Coloring Page (And a Surprise Conversation)

If your kids are off to camp this summer, or if you enjoy camping as a family, pack a printout of this month’s campfire coloring page to keep little hands busy. Children’s book author and illustrator, Melanie Hope Greenberg, graciously contributes a new coloring page every month and it’s hard to believe we have been collaborating...more