popular topics in spring

  • School and Learning
    Vernal Equinox
    Vernal Equinox Quiz
    The vernal equinox marks the beginning of spring. Find out what else you know about this extraterrestrial event! ...
  • School and Learning
    Spring
    Spring Fever
    Why do they call it Easter? That's just one of the many questions we spring on you in this quiz. ...
  • Spring Printables
    Spring Fun To-Do List
    Celebrate the warmer weather with this printable checklist of fun springtime activities. Print it out to hang on your fridge, and check each one off as you go along! ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Nature Art
    Pressing Flowers
    Pressing Flowers One way to make the green seasons last is with flower crafts. Flower pressing is easy enough for anyone to do, and it offers possibilities that can challenge even the most skilled craftsperson. Flower pressing is a great way to ...
  • Tree Feeder Nature Activity for Kids
    Birdhouses and Bird Feeders
    Tree Feeder
    Tree FeederMaterials Berries, seeds, raisins, apples Popped popcorn String Fabric strips Needle Thread Directions Find a tree about your size in your yard (Christmas type trees work well). String the popcorn, berries, seeds, raisins, and apple pi...
  • Birdbath Nature Activity for Kids
    Birdhouses and Bird Feeders
    City Birdbath
    City BirdbathMaterials Wooden window box Flower seed or plants: zinnia, verbena, marigolds Potting soil Plastic container small enough to fit in the window box Directions If you live in the city or you want to see birds at your window, try a win...
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    Spring Crafts and Activities
    Spring Craft Activities for Kids
    Spring brings a brighter sun, warm breezes, and blooming flowers. Kids will have a great time celebrating the change in season with these colorful spring crafts. ...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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  • Gardening Activity for Kids
    Gardening
    Garden Tour
    Garden TourMaterials Wooden popsicle sticks or tongue depressor sticks (at a craft store) Permanent paint pen Directions If you are lucky enough to have plants around your home, see if you can discover what they are called. Your parents might kn...
  • Planting a Tree Nature Activity
    Gardening
    Plant a Tree
    Plant a TreeMaterials Tree seedling Directions Plant a tree in your yard, watch it grow and change, sit by it and talk about your problems, nurture and love it! Here's how you do it. Dig a hole bigger than the seedlings roots. Pour water into th...
  • Rain Maker Box Activity for Kids
    Nature Activities
    Rain Maker
    Rain MakerMaterials Wooden box measuring one yard long by 4 to 6 inches wide and 2 inches high 50 two-inch nails ½ cup dried peas Directions Find someone who can help you make the box. A lumber yard can cut the wood to specific measurements so a...
  • Tree Feeder Nature Activity for Kids
    Birdhouses and Bird Feeders
    Tree Feeder
    Tree FeederMaterials Berries, seeds, raisins, apples Popped popcorn String Fabric strips Needle Thread Directions Find a tree about your size in your yard (Christmas type trees work well). String the popcorn, berries, seeds, raisins, and apple pi...
  • Homemade Wind Chime
    Handicrafts
    Wind Chimes
    Wind ChimesMaterials Round or square plastic or strong cardboard lid Nails of different sizes String Scissors Directions The idea is to mount the nails close together so that when the wind blows the chimes, they jangle against each other. Tie a ...
  • Hanging plant basket
    Gardening
    Make a Hanging Basket
    Make a Hanging BasketMaterials Hanging wire basket Sphagnum moss Potting soil Selected plants (see Note) Directions Hanging baskets of flowers provide lots of color throughout the summer and fall. A ten-inch basket will hold eight to twelve plan...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Gardening
    Grow an Avocado Tree
    Grow an Avocado TreeMaterials Avocado seed Sharp nail 3 round toothpicks Tumbler Directions Pierce the avocado seed with the nail to make three holes evenly spaced around the middle of the seed. Insert a toothpick in each hole. Fill the tumbler w...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Nature Art
    Pressing Flowers
    Pressing Flowers One way to make the green seasons last is with flower crafts. Flower pressing is easy enough for anyone to do, and it offers possibilities that can challenge even the most skilled craftsperson. Flower pressing is a great way to ...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • Entertainment and Activities
    Gardening
    Off-Beat Garden
    Off-Beat GardenMaterials Roly-poly squash Gourds Allium gigantium Chinese lantern Venus flytrap Spaghetti squash Sunflower Pampas grass Peanut plant Date palm Directions The off-beat garden can be designed for outdoors or indoors. Choose one to ...