I have to admit that I hate kids’ activities that generate a load of waste, stuff that I have to clean up and deal with when all the excitement has subsided, so I’m always on the look out for activities that either generate very little waste or keep the kids entertained long enough to justify the clean-up.
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One of my favourite activities is an oldie but a goodie. Every kid seems to love making volcanos from bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. One of the best articles about this activity can be found at Fun At Home with Kids
What a great way to explain the structure of a plant to children. Just put some beans and moist compost in a clear CD case and place in a bright place out of direct sunlight.
I think this is a great repeatable activity that will keep kids entertained for a good while. Thanks to Frugal Fun 4 Boys for the article.
Make a frozen bubble with Wikihow
This neat activity only requires a jar, water and a small squeeze of dish soap. Check out Ellie Moon’s blog for instructions
I loved this activity when I was a kid. Full instructions can be found here.
Got a Lego fan in the house? Not only is a simple experiment from Frugal Funs 4 Boys an ingenious way of explaining the power of moving air, it also requires children to design a car that keeps the balloon high up enough to work.
And for something truly awesome check out this paper fort made from rolled up newspaper from Modern Parents Messy Kids