Tuesday, September 30, 2014

HOT Price Playmobil Advent Calendar

Are you looking for a fun alternative to the candy filled advent calendars? Why not try out this PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar Pony Farm with Great Additional Surprises for only $15.75!! This is a hot price and it probably won't last long. You can even get free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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 You can also get the Playmobil Advent Calendar Princess Wedding set for only $14.52!!!

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or you can get the Playmobil Advent Calendar Pirates Treasure Cove for only $18.51.

Geeky Educational Link Up Week 23 - Experimenting with Eggs

Geeky Educational Link Up - Week 20

This week we spent a short bit studying the human body some more. I decided it was time to talk about the importance of helmets with my kiddos. We used a simple experiment with an egg, some water, and a cup. 

What you need: 

  • 1 egg 
  • 1 cup with a lid
  • Enough water to fill the cup half way. 

  • Fill the cup with water.
  • Place the egg in. 
  • Shake the cup. 
What do you observe about the egg? What is the water doing for the egg? 

  • Now dump out the water and leave the egg in the cup. 
  • Shake the cup again. 
What happens to the egg? What will happen to your brain without a helmet? 

Have you done an experiment about the brain? I would love to see it. Please link it up or tell me more in the comments. 

Introducing my Co-hosts! 
There are some great co-hosts for the Geeky Educational Link Up. You can find out a bit more about each co-host by clicking here. I highly recommend checking out their blogs each week as they will have different favorites than I will. Some of these blogs also post some great geek projects and Science projects! You never know. You might be highlighted on their blog.

My Favorite Post from last week 

Deceptively Educational joined us this week and brought a great post about making an electromagnet. I highly recommend checking it out. You can find that post here! 

2 Dorks in Love shared some ideas for an amazing Laboratory Bathroom. Let's be honest here, I would do this in my house! You can check it out here!

Happy Brown House also joined us this week. Check out this simple experiment you can try with your younger Scientists. Read more Here! 

Rules of the Galactic Highway

Come share your week! I can't wait see, share, and pin all of them!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fine Motor Skill Christopher Columbus Craft

Fine Motor Skill Cristopher Columbus Craft

We have been learning about Christopher Columbus in school this year. I decided that R needed to have some fun with a great craft to really help the name of the ships sink in for her. I have also been working on her fine motor skills because she is dysgraphic and I want to strengthen that. This craft is the perfect blend of fine motor skill building and History.

What you will need: 

  • Large sheet of paper - We used the end roll we bought from our local newspaper. 
  • Tissue Paper - This is like the kind you put in a present. Pick two colors. Anything more will overwhelm your child. 
  • Glue 
  • Scissors
What to do: 
  • Draw your ships with pencil - Make sure to keep it simple. You don't want a lot of detail unless you are going to do this project over multiple days. 
  • Trace Lines with glue one at a time. - This makes it easier for your child to place the paper on the right place. 
  • Have your child roll tissue paper between thumb, pointer, and middle finger - This is your fine motor skill portion of the project. This will also help develop the muscles used in handwriting. 
Fine Motor Skill Cristopher Columbus Craft
  • Outline one boat at a time. 
Fine Motor Skill Cristopher Columbus Craft
  • Cut out three triangles to be the sails of the ship. - You can let them do the little rolls but it won't be as easy to tell what is what. 
Fine Motor Skill Cristopher Columbus Craft
  • Draw a line of glue on the end of the triangle for the mast - This will help your child to continue working on the rolling of paper. 
Fine Motor Skill Cristopher Columbus Craft
  • When all 3 ships are finished do your ocean in blue. - I zigzagged the glue along the bottom of the page and told both children to fill up their ocean. 
  • Label the 3 ships. 
Fine Motor Skill Cristopher Columbus Craft

Did you do this craft? I would love to see it. Come share it with on social media. You can click any of the icons on the top right of this page to reach out to me. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Universal announces new ticket offer for current and former military personal!

Universal Studios Orlando announced yesterday a few new options for both current and former military personal. The offer which has already started, is a limited time offer and will let military personal and their families get two free days of play in the parks when they buy a one day park to park ticket. You can use the tickets up to 14 days after the first use and they can be picked up until November 30,2014. All tickets must be redeemed by December 14th, 2014.Universal Orlando also announced that military personal will have the option to tap into special rates at a variety of the their hotels on property as well as some of their affiliated hotels. As with most of these programs a valid military id will need to be shown when making reservations or ordering park tickets. For information go to: www.universalorlando.com/military.

Fall Popcorn Mugs and a Kidecals Review

 I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% my own. I did receive decals from Kid decals to facilitate my review and this project. 

Fall is quickly approaching. We are even feeling it a bit in Florida. Granted, our version of Fall is 78 degrees and seeing acorns start to fall from trees but it's Fall nonetheless. I decided it would be a lot of fun to put together a simple Fall snack that could be enjoyed alone or for a Fall party.

What you will need: 

  • Kidecals Chalkboard Labels - Click on the link to purchase these. I highly recommend them as they are dishwasher safe. This means you can repurpose these glasses again after Fall for a Christmas treat. 
  • Canning jars or mason jars - You can find these at your local thrift store for a great price or at most major retail stores. 
  • Twine - There are many types make sure to grab the look you really like. 
  • Brach's Autumn Mix Candy - This will have candy corn and pumpkins. 
  • Popcorn - Pick your favorite. 
  • Peanuts 
  • Raisins 
What you will do 
  • Make your popcorn as normal. 
  • Mix together all food elements. - There isn't really a perfect measurement for each. It depends how sweet/salty you want your mix to be. 
  • Cut a 14 inch long piece of twine. 
  • Wrap around the neck of the jar. 
  • Double knot. 
  • Tie a bow. - You can super glue your bow if you want it to last longer. 
  • Add your Kidecals Chalkboard Label 
  • Write Happy Fall
  • Add your snacks and enjoy. 

What next? 
Have you finished all of your popcorn? Those decals are dishwasher safe and can last a while. Why not fill a jar with some of your leftover candy and place it on your desk or use it as a teacher gift? 

Tell me more about Kidecals 

Kidecals makes an amazing variety of decals. You can find anything from Geek stickers for your computer like the one above, to back to school labels.
A few things you can do with Kidecals Labels 
  • Label personal belongings - Whether it's a bottle for daycare or a backpack for school these labels can take it. 
  • Customize your computer - With skins and keyboard decals you can completely customize your computer. 
  • Label food containers - These labels are great for canning or for labeling a dish before cooking for a new mom. 
  • Allergy alerts - Is your child going to be away from you? Check out these great allergy alert labels. They would make a great preventative measure. 
Where can I order and are there any deals? 
You can order directly on the Kidecals Website.
Use Code ilovelabels to get 15% off your order.
Also, shipping is always free. 

Find Kidecals on Social Media 
You never know when Kidecals will run a great promotion or post an idea you will really need. You can find Kidecals on Facebook or on Instagram.