DIY Fun At Home

May 27, 2020 by
DIY Fun At Home
School Aids, Inc, Elaine Swart

DIY Lava Lamp

This project is fun and simple and will wow your kids! Making a homemade lava lamp is perfect for boredom prevention. You will need an empty water bottle (for each lava lamp), vegetable oil, water, food coloring, and Alka Seltzer tablets.


DIY Hummingbird Feeder

Adapt these three columns to fit you design need. To duplicate, delete or move columns, select the column and use the top icons to perform your action.


Creating Silly Stories

Create your own silly story with crazy characters doing funny things in interesting settings! It’s all up to you and your imagination! These stories can be told to a friend or family member or written out with lots of detail. This also makes a fun family game – telling silly stories to one another! Ages: 4-10 years old


Candle Water Pump

This is a demonstration of pressure. The air trapped inside the glass is heated up by the burning candle and it is hotter than the air outside the glass in the room. The hot air inside the glass wants to escape, and it tunnels out the bottom of the glass – those are the bubbles you see coming out around the edge of the glass!


Create Your Own Comic Book

Encourage your child to create their own super story. All you need is paper, pens, and a spark of imagination. This is a great way to help your child with language arts/writing skills


Curiosity with Music

These are fun ways to create music in your household with no instruments! Let us know what you think!


DIY Rainbow Paper Towel

This is a great hands-on demonstration to show not only color mixing, but also more complex science concepts for the older kids. Jars or cups, water, food color, and paper towels is all that is needed for this quick experiment.


Spring Chic Necklace

 Use foam sheets and markers to create an adorable Easter egg necklace with a baby chicken hiding inside!


Egg Carton Counters

Use an empty egg crate to help your preschooler learn to count and use one-to-one correspondence. Keep your kids entertained while learning at home.


Gravity Demo

The force of gravity is all around us. We experience it every day on Earth, whether or not we think about it. Sir Isaac Newton was the first to develop a mathematical explanation for gravity, which includes the importance of mass and distance. If an object has a lot of mass (is very heavy) then it will impose a larger gravitational force on smaller objects. When we drop two objects like the ping pong ball and tangerine in the video, they fall to the ground because the force of gravity is pulling them toward the center of the Earth. This gravitational force applies to everything on Earth, from an apple growing on a tree to a car parked on the street and even planes in the sky.


Greater Than Less Than Practice

Take a quick arts and crafts project, and turn it into a math lesson. This is a fun, hands-on activity to reinforce math skills.


Growing Flower

Plant a flower and see it grow using a craft stick and construction paper. All you’ll need: •Construction Paper •Glue •Scissors Steps: •Sketch and cut a flower and flowerpot shape out of construction paper. •Glue your flower to the top of your craft stick. •Fold a sheet of paper in half and cut two slits, one about quarter of an inch lower than the first one. This will be your background. •Slip your craft stick “stem” through the slits. •Glue the sides only of your pot to your background paper, so the pot covers the slits. •Move the flower up and down and see how it “grows”!


I Spy Sensory Bag

This is a great activity to do at home with your toddler or preschooler. All you need is a resealable bag, rice, and a few of your child's toys. This will help your child with fine motor skills, but can also be incorporated into language arts activities.


Letter Painting

This is a great hands-on activity to keep the young ones entertained and learning. A great way to reinforce letter recognition, sight words, word families, and handwriting skills. All you need is paper, paint, and cotton swabs.


Magic Color Mixing

Help demonstrate color mixing at home with simple household items. All you need is milk, plate, food coloring, dish soap or hand sanitizer, and a cotton swab. A quick, easy hands-on way to teach kids at home.


Painting with Kool Aid

Check out this fun and innovative way to paint. It's so easy and puts a new twist on scratch N' sniff. All you need is paper, Kool Aid, a paint brush and water.


Playfoam Disc Golf

A fun, easy, safe way for you and your kids to play disc golf in the house!


Pool Noodle Window Art

Here's a fun and creative way to help your children be artistic! All you'll need is a clean window, water, scissors and a pool noodle.


Puppets From Around the House

Increase the creativity with puppets you can find anywhere! All you need is googly eyes and Glue! Let your imagination run wild! Inspire your kids' imaginations by creating puppets with household items.


Sensory Salt

Turn salt in a flat dish into a great sensory learning tool. Write out letters, numbers, or words on flashcards, and have your child practice writing them out in the salt.


Tide Pools

Here's a fun way to get out of the house and explore. Welcome to the world of Sea Creatures!


Tube Puppets

Very simple puppet idea for increase imagination and creativity! All you need Glue, Sticks, googly eyes and Tube!

DIY Fun At Home
School Aids, Inc, Elaine Swart May 27, 2020
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