Summer storms may drive your family inside, but when the clouds clear, don’t be shy about heading back out. Where there’s mud, there’s also math! Don’t believe us? Check out these fun muddy activities and see how they go hand-in-hand with messy math.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream – especially during National Dairy Month! Although we can easily get our own ice cream in a store or ice cream shop, it’s very easy to make your own. You don’t even need a machine – you just need a few plastic bags and some cool moves!
As the temperature rises, the search is on for activities to beat the heat. Some days are so hot we can imagine how nice it would be to find ourselves surrounded by a chilly substance like ice. While we’d be miserable after just a minute or two, you can easily freeze some small toys and trinkets in a block of ice. Once they’re frozen, the kids can become ice excavators, freeing the toys, cooling off, and learning some cool math principles along the way!
Tis the season for wrapping! If your house is anything like mine, the dining room table has been turned into wrap central, with bags, rolls of paper, ribbons, bows and tape scattered all over. It’s easy for adults to see wrapping gifts as yet another chore that needs to be done during the holidays, but kids have an entirely different outlook. Gift wrapping supplies hold endless possibilities for making all kinds of creations. My kids are also fascinated by the idea of wrapping, and they’re convinced that anything can be made special simply by covering it in pretty paper and a bow.