Mega Bloks Rube Goldberg Machine to Pour Cereal

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I was put to a challenge by General Mills, my sponsor, to make a Rube Goldberg Machine. Wait, what's a Rube Goldberg Machine? Yeah, I didn't know either. I had to do my research. Basically, its lots of simple machines put together to do a simple task very elaborately. One machine is manually put into action, which causes the next to start, and the next, and so on, a domino ...

Bucket & Clothesline Activity for Toddlers

A simple clothesline and bucket activity for toddlers

This is a quick and fun activity for toddlers to keep busy with. I set this up for Louis to play for a bit before it was time to get Henry from school. I tied twine between two objects in the house. I used a doorknob [and propped the door to stay in place] and the leg of our dining room table. Much like a small clothesline for toddlers. Before tying it on, I slipped a ...

A String Obstacle Course to Find the Number Bonds to 10

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I had a lot of fun making this string obstacle course. And the boys had a lot of fun practicing matching numbers as well as number bonds to 10. Number bonds is a new term for me, so I think I should explain how I understand it. Basically, its a math addition fact. What are all the number pairs that equal 10? 1+9, 2+8, 3+7, 6+4, 5+5 and backwards. Those are the number bonds of ...

Boo! 15 Friendly Ghost Crafts for Kids to Make

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Boo! Halloween season is hear and we're decorating the house with some spooky, but friendly, ghost crafts the kids made! This year, ghosts seem to be the theme. Henry is once again being the Charlie Brown ghost for Halloween. Its so much fun, I think it might be my favorite costume we've done. I thought it was time to share some fun and friendly ghost crafts for kids to make ...