Learning with a Newspaper – Engaging Activities and Games

Learning with a Newspaper – Engaging Activities and Games

Reading the newspaper has huge benefits. Children can discover a whole new world through newspapers, new words, new phrases, new ideas, and even new faces!  But do you use the newspaper for reading and learning? Even just a few pages from the newspaper can be turned into lots of learning activities. Sit down with your child, grab a pair of scissors, and get learning with a newspaper! Here are a few terrific activities that use the newspaper…

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5 Brilliant Activities to Get Kids Thrilled about the Solar Eclipse

5 Brilliant Activities to Get Kids Thrilled about the Solar Eclipse

Photo by Jongsun Lee on Unsplash An annular solar eclipse is now in progress on June 21, 2020. A Solar eclipse is a natural phenomenon that occurs when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth.  Are your kids thrilled about this historic eclipse? Solar eclipses are the perfect time to learn about the sun, the moon, the earth, and the paths they take as they orbit around each other. Here are 5 brilliant activities that combine creativity…

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Activities for Little Eco-Warriors – Make kids ecologically aware

Activities for Little Eco-Warriors – Make kids ecologically aware

Making your children aware of the significance of preserving the environment will help them learn about real-world issues, to appreciate nature and to use natural resources carefully. Teach them about environmental issues with these simple DIY activities and do your bit for the environment. Birdhouse Having birds in our garden is beneficial. Many birds are natural pest controls; they eat insects like moths, bugs,  caterpillars, etc. Plus, we get to hear the sound of happy birds…

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Make it – Mango Seed Bird

Make it – Mango Seed Bird

It is the season of the king of fruits – Mangoes!! Eat away those delicious mangoes, but save the seeds! You can transform them into cute little birds! What you’ll need: Mango Seed – Washed and Dried Craft Feathers Craft Paper Googly Eyes Pipe Cleaner Wires Glue How to go about it: Wash and dry the mango seed thoroughly. Ensure that you dry the seed in the hot sun for at least 2 days and…

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Cat got your tongue? Tricky Tongue Twisters to get your Tongue in Tangles

Cat got your tongue? Tricky Tongue Twisters to get your Tongue in Tangles

Tongue twisters are a great way to get tongues curling and knotting and, of course, raising laughs. Cambridge Dictionary defines it as “a sentence or phrase that is intended to be difficult to say, especially when repeated quickly and often”. It is said that the world-famous Peter Piper tongue twister first appeared in print sometime in 1813, in a book called “Peter Piper’s Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation”.(Wow! That itself is a tongue twister). Tongue Twisters have so many benefits… Tongue…

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Sun Can Cook – DIY – Build a Solar Oven

Sun Can Cook – DIY – Build a Solar Oven

The sun beats down on us during the day. It’s hot and we all feel baked. Baked? Well, then why don’t we use the power of the Sun to cook? Yes! Let’s allow the sun to cook! In this fun STEM DIY, we made a simple Solar Oven (Solar Cooker) using easy to find items. And when you are all done, you can use the sun’s energy to cook outdoors. We made a very simple…

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Make It – 4 Ideas to Upcycle old clothes into Shopping Bags

Make It – 4 Ideas to Upcycle old clothes into Shopping Bags

It’s been a long locked-in summer and we’ve all been busy doing many many things. From learning to DIY to cleaning up, we have been keeping ourselves busy. While you are still at it, have you tried making a bag out of recycled materials? While recycling is better than throwing things away, upcycling to make something that can be used over and over again is the best! We scoured the internet for some easy DIY…

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Get your Creativity Wheel Spinning – Take the 30 Circle Test

Get your Creativity Wheel Spinning – Take the 30 Circle Test

Pic Source: Pinterest Creativity is like riding a bike – better at higher speeds. We often associate creativity to a masterpiece — a beautiful painting, a lilting piece of music, or literature that transports us to beyond. But creativity is not always about creating the best or the most remarkable piece of work. Creativity is about allowing our minds to wander into unexplored dimensions to come up with ideas that can be used to solve…

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Make it – STEM DIY – Robotic Hand       

Make it – STEM DIY – Robotic Hand       

Wouldn’t it be cool to build a robotic hand that could grasp your toy? Do you want to build a working hand that will demonstrate how a real robot hand might work? Follow this Robotics Engineering DIY to make a remarkably lifelike and useful robot hand using materials available at home. Bend it and Move it – Robotic Hand What you’ll need: Tape Scissors Cardboard paper or cardstock paper Drinking straws – Standard size Drinking…

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Recycle Bits of Paper – Make Handmade Paper at home

Recycle Bits of Paper – Make Handmade Paper at home

Look around you? What is the one material that you find a lot of? Probably number 1 in waste. Plastic? Nope. It’s paper!! All those posters, notebooks, newspapers, boxes, books, tissue papers, craft papers – Paper is all around you! Recycling Paper Have you ever wondered if paper is recyclable? Yes. Paper can be recycled and is usually made from waste/used paper and wood pulp. Most kinds of paper can be recycled, however, some types…

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