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Make a LEGO Gift Box

December 22, 2014 8:00 am

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The holidays are coming! My kids like to think outside of the box (no pun intended) and use their LEGO items in different ways, so we decided to make LEGO gift boxes for some of our presents. I knew it would take more than ingenuity to pull this off. My boys would also need math to do the job right.

Crazy for Cup Stacking

November 5, 2014 8:00 am

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5.280 seconds is the time to beat! William Orrell holds the world record in cycle cup stacking. If you’ve never tried this before, you’re missing out on a fun, popular sport for kids of all ages. Cup stacking incorporates hand and eye coordination with architecture basics in two and three dimensions. Cup stackers create specific cup stacks and artfully collapse them down in seconds.

LEGO Balloon Car

October 8, 2014 8:00 am

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Calling all race cars to the starting line! It’s time to pull out your big box of LEGO bricks to build and race with math fun in mind. You’re going to create a LEGO car that will be powered by a balloon and your own hot air. While it’s easy to construct a LEGO car, the balloon adds a twist that requires problem solving, measurement, and more.

Marvelous Marble Run

September 24, 2014 8:00 am

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Ever feel like you lost your marbles? Find them so you can do this fun activity! With a few simple items, your family can make a marble run wall!

Sweet Apple Towers

September 10, 2014 8:00 am

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‘Tis the season for lots and lots of apples. Whether you go apple picking with your family, or just grab a few at the store, you likely celebrate the fall harvest in your home. My kids love helping us bake them into treats, but sometimes we just want to enjoy the wonderful qualities of a fresh, crisp, and juicy apple. You can use apples in many crafts. We found a fun way to build and snack with apples!

A-mazing Lego Fun

August 29, 2014 9:00 am

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If your kids are like mine, Legos are a huge part of their world. My boys make up games, create worlds for their mini-figures, and build fascinating structures with Legos. Here’s an idea for making a marble maze game using every brick that you can find.

DIY Fizzy Dinosaur Eggs

August 18, 2014 8:00 am

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Splash, fizz, and bubble all in the name of dinosaur fun. Kids of all ages adore playing with dinosaurs. Now you can hatch your own dinosaurs at home! Granted, they’re plastic dinos, but they’re safer to play with than the real thing.

Ship Shape Math Fun

July 23, 2014 8:00 am

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Ahoy, mateys! My buccaneers love to play with water and the recent Float Your Boat printable got us thinking more about water crafts. Is there a reason we do not see round or triangular pirate ships? We are going to explore this, so grab your pirate hat and let’s get started.

Splashtastic Water Balloon Fun

July 7, 2014 8:00 am

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A water balloon battle is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day. Sometimes you want to prolong the refreshing splashes a bit longer. That’s where water balloon games come in handy. Grab your garden hose and a package of water balloons because it’s time to get started!

Make Summer Nights Shine with Glow Sticks

June 25, 2014 8:00 am

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Glow sticks magically light up summer nights. I love watching my kids spin and twirl while smiling, laughing and leaving a luminescent trail. Grab your stash of glow sticks and bracelets, and try these activities for a glowing good time!