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Flower Exploration Center: Sensory, Science, and Art for Spring!

Looking for some simple and meaningful spring activities for kids? This flower exploration center … [Read More...]

Light Science for Kids: Science activities and experiments about light refraction and light reflection!

Light Science for Kids: Ways to Explore Refraction and Reflection

Here's a fun collection of light science for kids! You'll find light science experiments about both … [Read More...]

Rainstick Craft for Kids (and Science Activity)- Explore sound with a homemade instrument! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

How to Make a Rainstick Instrument

Here's how to make a rainstick using a cardboard tube and some crafting materials. The kids loved … [Read More...]

STEM Challenge for Kids: Build a Hexbug Maze with Straws (Fun science activity for a class or rainy day!) ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

STEM Challenge for Kids: Build a Hexbug Maze Using Straws

In this STEM challenge, kids will create a Hexbug maze using straws, tape, and posterboard! It's a … [Read More...]

STEM / Science for Kids: Exploring Rainbow Reflections with a CD and Paper Snowflakes- fun way to explore light! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

Rainbow Science: Creating Light Patterns with a CD

We love rainbow science, and this STEAM / STEM light activity using a blank CD and paper is a really … [Read More...]

STEAM / Science for Kids: How to Make a Kaleidoscope- explore reflections , light, and symmetry! (Meets NGSS- Next Generation Science Standards) ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

Science for Kids: How to Make a Kaleidoscope

Learn how to make a kaleidoscope in this fun STEM/science activity for kids. It's such a fun way to … [Read More...]

Rainbow Science for Kids: Homemade Spectroscope using a paper towel roll and a CD. Such a fun way to explore light! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

Rainbow Science for Kids: Homemade Spectroscope

Make a homemade spectroscope with a few simple materials and explore the spectrum of different light … [Read More...]

Elmer the Elephant Crafts and Activities for Kids

15 Elmer the Elephant Activities for Kids

If your children or students are fans of Elmer the Elephant, you'll definitely want to try out some … [Read More...]

How to Make Glow in the Dark Playdough (Easy glowing play dough recipe- no blacklight needed)

Glow in the Dark Playdough Recipe

Here's a glow in the dark playdough recipe that's sure to be a hit with kids of all ages! It's … [Read More...]

Weaving with a Cardboard Loom and Fabric Strips- Fun craft for kids encouraging fine motor practice and hand-eye coordination!

Weaving on a Cardboard Loom with Fabric Strips

Learn how to do weaving on a cardboard loom using fabric strips in this easy tutorial. Weaving is a … [Read More...]

Valentine Crafts for Kids: Paper Heart Mobile

Valentine Crafts for Kids: Paper Heart Mobile

Here's one of the easiest valentine crafts for kids we've done in a while- a paper heart mobile! … [Read More...]

Art Projects for Kids: 10 Cool Ways to Use Chalk Pastels

10+ Cool Ways to Use Chalk Pastels

Chalk pastels are always top the list of my kids' favorite art supplies to use, and there's so many … [Read More...]

Science and Art for Kids: Colorful Chemical Reactions

Exploring Colors with Baking Soda and Vinegar

Combine art and science in this fun and easy activity for kids using baking soda and vinegar. It's … [Read More...]

Heart Valentine Holder made from a brown paper grocery bag

Heart Valentine Holder Made from a Brown Paper Grocery Bag

This heart valentine holder made from a brown paper bag is a fun Valentine's Day craft for kids of … [Read More...]

Science for Kids: Setting up a rock exploration center. Such a fun, hands-on way for kids to learn about geology!

Science for Kids: Rock Exploration Center

Ignite your child's curiosity in geology with a rock exploration center! Collect some rocks from … [Read More...]

Make a winter tree craft for kids using yarn wrapped sticks!

Winter Tree Craft for Kids Using Yarn Wrapped Sticks

This winter tree craft for kids using sticks and yarn is super cute and a great way to combine … [Read More...]

Winter Tree Suncatcher Craft for Kids using tear art and cotton swab painting- a fun winter art project for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

Winter Tree Suncatcher Craft Using Tear Art

Liven up those windows this winter with this super cool winter tree suncatcher craft for kids! … [Read More...]

DIY Bird Binoculars Inspired by Disney Junior's The Lion Guard

Activities and Crafts for Kids Inspired by Disney’s The Lion Guard

* This post is sponsored by Disney Junior's, The Lion Guard. We all grew up watching The Lion … [Read More...]

New Year's Eve activity for kids and family- Create a Wishing Wall! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

New Year’s Eve with Kids: Wishing Wall Activity

If you're planning on celebrating New Year's Eve with kids, this activity is perfect for both … [Read More...]

tape resist and splatter paint art project for kids

Inspirational Splatter Paint Art Project for Kids

Here's a fun and inspirational splatter paint art project for kids that will help children increase … [Read More...]

Free New Year's Eve Scavenger Hunt for Kids~ BuggyandBuddy.com

New Year’s Eve for Kids: Scavenger Hunt {Free Printable}

Here's one New Year's Eve activity for kids that requires no prep at all- our New Year's Eve … [Read More...]

Turn kid drawings into homemade Christmas ornaments using shrink film!

Kid-Made Ornaments Using Shrink Film

These kid-made ornaments using shrink film are one of the easiest we've done yet, and they make … [Read More...]

2016 Wall Calendars for Kids: How calendars help children with math skills, time management skills, and even help children prepare for upcoming events. (preschool, kindergarten, and elementary)

Calendar Skills: Using a Monthly Calendar with Young Children

Using a monthly calendar at home is always something I've done, even before having kids. But I never … [Read More...]

Winter and Christmas Charades Game for Kids- Free Printable! Perfect for a classroom Christmas party or family game night. Such fun way to get kids moving and using their imagination!

Winter and Christmas Charades Free Printable Game for Kids

Get the kids moving and using their imagination with our free printable winter and Christmas … [Read More...]

Button Star Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids: Inspired by the children's book, Corduroy! Perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

Button Star Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids Inspired by Corduroy

Here's a simple button star Christmas ornament craft for kids inspired by the children's book, … [Read More...]

Winter Wonderland Small World Play~ Buggy and Buddy

Winter Wonderland Small World Play

Here's a super fun sensory play activity for preschoolers- Winter Wonderland Small World! It's easy … [Read More...]

Over 12 Children's Books about Rocks and Geology (both fiction and nonfiction for grades preschool through 5th). Great addition to teaching of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

12+ Children’s Books about Rocks

Here's some of my favorite children's books about rocks. You'll find both fiction and nonfiction … [Read More...]

20+ Free Winter Printables: Free winter games, free winter learning activities, and more!

Free Winter Printables for Kids

Here's over 20 free winter printables for kids! You'll find winter games, winter learning … [Read More...]

Paper Mache Christmas Tree Ornament~ BuggyandBuddy.com

Homemade Christmas Tree Ornament Using Newspaper and Flour

This homemade Christmas tree ornament made from newspaper and flour is actually a fun sensory … [Read More...]

DIY Silhouette Christmas Ornament Craft: Such a simple and special keepsake! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

Silhouette Christmas Ornament Craft

This silhouette Christmas ornament is super easy to create and makes such a special keepsake. This … [Read More...]

Silhouette Winter Tree Art Project for Kids

Silhouette Winter Tree Art Project for Kids

This silhouette winter tree art project uses some really cool art materials and techniques. Kids … [Read More...]

Symmetry Christmas Tree Art Project for Kids

Symmetry Christmas Tree Art Project for Kids

Combine art and math with this symmetry Christmas tree art project for kids. All you need to get … [Read More...]

Winter Tree Art Project for Kids using oil pastels!

Oil Pastel Winter Tree Art Project for Kids

Here's a simple winter tree art project for kids using oil pastels. This art activity provides a … [Read More...]