Make a Mess!

Sometimes a little mess can do a lot of good—good learning that is! Your kids will have a blast making Oobleck, baking volcano cupcakes, painting with mud and so much more, all while they build important science and reading skills. So roll up your sleeves and dig in to this week's ideas!

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Week 14: Make a Mess!

Week 14: Make a Mess!

Your kids will have a blast making a mess while they build important science and reading skills. So roll up your sleeves and dig in to this week's ideas!
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Oobleck Science: Solid or Liquid?

Oobleck Science: Solid or Liquid?

Is it solid or liquid? Create oobleck and witness the amazingly weird oscillation between the two!
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Make Homemade Fingerpaint

Make Homemade Fingerpaint

Why spend money on fingerpaint when you can make your own? With this recipe, you can stew up your kid's favorite colors right in your kitchen.
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Balloon Greenhouse

Balloon Greenhouse

Make your own greenhouse - out of a balloon! Your child will learn how greenhouses work as they plant radish seeds and watch them grow.
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Foam It! Cause a Chemical Reaction

Foam It! Cause a Chemical Reaction

This experiment uses a yeast solution, liquid detergent, and hydrogen peroxide to produce an exciting reaction like no other!
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Spaghetti Maze

Spaghetti Maze

Mama mia, this is one messy plate of spaghetti! Have some fun solving this delightful spaghetti maze with your little one.
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Mud Painting

Mud Painting

If you're looking for something to keep your kid busy on a warm day, and give him some writing practice in the process, bring on the mud!
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Bulldozer Game

Bulldozer Game

Get the bulldozer to the dig site! Have fun without getting dirty with this printable board game.
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Make Chocolate Volcano Cupcakes

Make Chocolate Volcano Cupcakes

Your third grader will be amazed at the explosive combination of vinegar and baking soda in these chocolate volcano cupcakes with white chocolate "lava."
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Make Gak: Experiment with Polymers

Make Gak: Experiment with Polymers

In this 3rd grade science activity, you'll experiment with the little-known fourth state of matter: polymers! Mix borax with white glue and watch what happens.
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Make Your Own Piñata

Make Your Own Piñata

Help your child create his own pinata in this fun and easy activity. Use paper mache and fingerpaint for a party pinata everyone will love.
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Mud Bricks

Mud Bricks

Here's an arts and crafts activity for preschoolers and pre-kindergarteners: build brick buildings with homemade mud bricks made from dirt and water.
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So Silly! Make Your Own Putty

So Silly! Make Your Own Putty

The perfect activity for a rainy day, or any time your little one moans, "Moooo-oom, there's nothing to do!"
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Reading Essentials

Reading Essentials

Looking for more reading ideas? We've picked the best of the best of our most popular workbooks for every grade to help you make the most of your kid's school year. Give your kid a leg up this Back to School season and spark your child's imagination with our picks. Check them out here!

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