Fizz, Pop, Bang! Playful Science and Math Activities

Fizz, Pop, Bang! Playful Maths and Science Activities ebook - buy now!

I’m so excited to share the Fizz, Pop, Bang! Playful Science and Math Activities ebook with you! You might remember that I also collaborated on two other fantastic ebooks with NurtureStore. They’ve both had so much support and positive feedback from readers, I just know that you’re all going to love this ebook too.

What will I find in the Fizz, Pop, Bang! ebook?

  • Fizz, Pop, Bang! has lots of hands-on, super awesome fun science and math activities for kids.
  • All activities are all play based, making them perfect for kids and a great way to have fun while learning.
  • You can use these activities for weekend projects, school, homeschool, summer camps, anytime!
  • There are so many inspiring ideas that are really practical with everything all in one place.
  • The ebook features gorgeous photos and easy to follow step-by-step guides.
  • The ebook includes 40 ideas for children aged 3 to 8, with twenty printable resources and additional links to over 80 more activities.

Take a sneak peek at what’s inside with this video:

How do I get my copy? Gimme, gimme, gimme!

  • Fizz, Pop, Bang! Playful Science and Math Activities is an ebook. You can buy and download your copy on any device (computer, tablet, phone) from anywhere in the world RIGHT NOW! You can print it on your printer at home, or read it straight from your phone, computer or tablet. I know, cool right?
  • get your copy for the awesome launch price of $7.99 (USD). Don’t worry about working out the exchange rate, it’s all done for you when you get your copy. You’re welcome :) Get in quick, this price is only available until November 9th 2014.

Fizz, Pop, Bang! Playful Maths and Science Activities ebook - buy now!

Have fun playing :)

30 Ways to Play and Learn with Shadows

Play and Learn with Shadows {via Octavia and Vicky}

Rocky (18 months) loves to play with his shadow. It’s his latest obsession. He will chase it across the lawn or along the wall and walk slowly backwards and spin in circles, trying to figure out how that patch of darkness keeps following him. It’s highly entertaining – who needs TV?  Are you ready to watch some super cuteness (ok, I may be biased…)? Here’s a little pyjama clad Rocky chasing his shadow before bed time.

I know! Right? Too cute! This interest in shadows inspired me to hunt for more ways to play and learn with shadows. I’ve collected the best shadow ideas that the internet has to offer and rounded them up into this one spot. Your one stop shadow play spot! What are you waiting for? Get in there and play.

30 Ways to Play and Learn with Shadows

Silhouette and shadow play (Just for Daisy)

Halloween shadow puppets with free printable (One Perfect Day)

Capturing shadows with charcoal (My Little Bookcase)

Sea creatures shadow theatre (Montessori Nature)

Shadow drawings (Creative Play Central)

Create your own shadow puppets (Creative Play Central)

Build your own puppet theatre (Inner Child Fun)

Explore reflections and shadows using old CDs (Mid Pacific Institute)

More free printable Halloween puppets (Chez Beeper Bebe)

Drawing and writing with shadow and light (Teach Preschool)

Cereal box shadow theatre (Minieco)

Create and play with a shadow screen (Reggio Kids)

Building and tracing shadows (How We Learn)

Take your shadow for a walk (Childhood 101)

Investigate shadows and light: are shadows always black? (Reggio Kids)

Moving shadows (Reggio Kids)

Make coloured shadows at home (Octavia and Vicky)

Explore light and shadow with an overhead projector (Racheous Loveable Learning)

Literacy and maths play using shadows (Racheous Loveable Learning)

Shadow bath play (The Outlaw Mom)

How to create coloured shadows (Inner Child Learning)

How do shadows change? (The Pleasantest Thing)

Create a puzzle using shadows (Kids Activities Blog)

Make a shadow sundial (Create with Your Hands)

Make a shadow book (Small Types)

Step-by-step sundial instructions (How Stuff Works)

Interactive online game for playing with shadows (Science Kids NZ)

More shadow puppet ideas (Where Imagination Grows)

Chalk shadows on a trampoline (Learning to Play and Playing to Learn)

Make your own over head project for light play (Instructables)

Do your children like to play with shadows?

15 of the Coolest Science Ideas for Kids

15 of the Coolest Science Ideas for Kids

Pebble is still a keen little experimenter, often an experiment is the first thing she suggests doing each day (well, maybe second, after painting). Rocky has gotten in on the act too, playing with all things that roll. I found some fab science ideas in The Weekly Kids Co-Op last week, we’ll be putting them on our ‘to do’ list.

Learn all about birds with You Clever Monkey

Go to an awesome science fair from Planet Smarty Pants

Enjoy some coloured ice play with Excite and Explore

Finding out how bubbles work with Left Brain Craft Brain

Investigate states of matter using candle wax with Gift of Curiosity

Grow veggies with kids with Outdoors in London

Make pepper runaway with P is for Preschooler

Choose one of these simple science favourites over at Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dogs Tails

Experiment with shaving cream over at Preschool Powol Packets

Play with vinegar and baking soda over at Mom, Teach Me to Read

And here are a few fun science ideas that we’ve enjoyed before, you might have missed them:
Rainbow Coloured Roses
Make your own wizard's brewDIY Science Kit
Simple science with kids - things that roll
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I wonder what cool ideas we’ll find in this week’s Kids Co-Op?

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25+ Awesome Activities for Preschoolers

Three to Five Playful Preschool ebook - 25+ Playful Preschool Activities

It’s here, it’s here! I’ve been holding this little baby under my hat for weeks, but I can finally announce that the Three to Five: Playful Preschool ebook is HERE! I was thrilled when Cathy from NurtureStore asked me to be a part of another of her amazing ebooks, you might remember that I collaborated on the Zero to Two ebook earlier in the year. It was a winner and has had so much support from readers, I just know that you’re all going to love this ebook too.

What will I find in the ‘Three to Five: Playful Preschool’ ebook?

  • 25+ awesome activities for preschoolers
  • hands on, play based learning
  • inspiring ideas that are practical and easy to follow
  • beautiful photos and step by step guides
  • 10 printable resources including a city play scape scene, My First Journal pages, a recipe card, numbers game, weather chart printables, alphabet play mats, hand drawn art pages, conversation cards, block building challenge cards and bookmarks)
  • links to over 50 more preschool activities
  • ideas for language, literacy, science, art and play
  • features from some of the best play blogs, including Laughing Kids Learn, Picklebums, Babble Dabble Do, Rainy Day Mum, Lessons Learnt Journal, One Perfect Day and many more.

Three to Five Playful Preschool ebook - 25+ Playful Preschool Activities

Take a sneak peek at what’s inside with this video:

How do I get my copy? Gimme, gimme, gimme!

  • Okay, steady on! Three to Five: Playful Preschool  is an ebook. You can download your copy on any device (computer, tablet, phone) from anywhere in the world RIGHT NOW! You can print it on your printer at home, or read it straight from your phone, computer or tablet. I know, cool right?
  • get your copy for the awesome price of $8.99 (USD). Don’t worry about working out the exchange rate, it’s all done for you when you get your copy. You’re welcome :)
  • Just click on the button below to be whisked away to the checkout…

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Paper Cup Birds

Kid Made Paper Cup Birds {via Octavia and Vicky}

Sometimes I think I should have called this blog ‘Playing in our Pyjamas’…. because that seems to be exactly what we do a lot of around here. On this particular day Pebble was inspired by our trip to the local botanic garden on the weekend and asked to “make a rainbow lorikeet”. We had seen lots of rainbow lorikeets on our walk and often see them around home too.

We started by looking at some close up photos of rainbow lorikeets on my old mate, Google. Then we raided the making cupboard and this is the plan that Pebble came up with: paper cups, feathers, glue, cardboard, a sharpie. Once we’d tipped out a pile of blocks and cars to distract The Destroyer (otherwise known as baby brother, Rocky), we were all set to get started.

TIP: Take my advice and use a disposable container for your craft glue. It’s way easier for clean up at the end. I like to cut open a milk carton and use the base, but empty yoghurt pots or egg cartons work well too. Whatever you can raid from the recycle bin. We also use cotton buds as mini paint brushes for applying the glue. Once you’re done it all goes in the bin and there’s no worry about cleaning up containers or ruining your paint brushes.

Pebble stuck feathers all over the outside of her bird using the craft glue, then drew on a couple of eyes with a sharpie, cut out a little beak from some cardboard and stuck that down too. Craft complete! One bird ready for play. Of course I couldn’t resist getting in on the action and making one of my own too.

Kid Made Paper Cup Birds {via Octavia and Vicky}

Paper Cup Birds

You will need:

  • Paper cups
  • Craft feathers
  • Craft glue
  • Coloured cardboard or paper
  • A sharpie

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How to make a paper cup bird

  • Stick the feathers to the outside of the paper cup using the craft glue. For maximum coverage you can overlap the feathers to make sure that the whole cup is covered.
  • Draw eyes on the base of the cup.
  • Cut a small diamond (or folded over triangle) from the cardboard and stick it onto the base of the cup to make a beak.
  • Stick your hand in the cup and make your bird fly!

Has the  local wildlife inspired any art or craft at your place lately?

Want more fun ideas for kids? Just download your copy of the Three to Five Playful Preschool ebook. Watch the 30 second video and buy your copy now or find out more.


Three to Five Playful Preschool ebook - 25+ Playful Preschool Activities