Welcome to day 3 of the Family Lockdown Fun challenge!
One easy and fun family activity
Today’s idea: Easy science experiments at home
Try a simple science experiment at home
Kids will have fun doing these easy experiments, and you’ll be able to prepare them with just a few ingredients you have at home.
All experiments require adult supervision to make sure that they are safe for the little ones.
Here are some ideas to choose from:
- Create a raincloud in a jar – You will need shaving foam, food coloring, and water. Here is a video tutorial (by KidSpot).
- Make a paper horse that “walks” – You will only need paper, scissors, and a ruler. Here is a video tutorial (by Happy Hooligans).
- Make a “bubble snake” – You will need a plastic bottle with a special lid, a sock, and dish soap. Here is the video tutorial (by TheDadLab).
- Try the “walking water” experiment – You will need water, food coloring, and napkins. Here is a video tutorial (by Science Buddies).
- Make a DIY lava lamp – You will need water, vegetable oil, food coloring, and Alka-Selzer tablets. Here is a video tutorial (by PBS Kids).
One resource that will make learning more fun
Today’s resource: Video-based lessons from expert educators
TED-Ed works with expert educators and TED speakers to share high-quality, interactive, video-based lessons on a daily basis, for free.
The lessons are suitable for school-aged kids.
Check out the video-based lessons here. You can filter them to see only the content that is suitable for your child’s age.
One bonus idea for kids to try today
Today’s bonus idea: Building challenge for kids
Invite the kids to a building challenge
You can either try this challenge as a family activity or use it to keep kids busy when you need some quiet time.
Here is how it works:
- Download the 8 challenge cards below, print them, and cut them out.
- Place them on the table face down (with challenge 1 on top and challenge 8 at the bottom) and invite your kids to choose the building materials they want to use for the challenge. They can use LEGOs, building blocks, play dough, magnetic blocks, paper, etc.
- The kids will take the first card, put it face-up on the table, and do the challenge on it. When they are done, they move on to the next card, and so on.
At the end of the activity, they can prepare an exhibition with all their creations. To make the activity more fun for older kids, you can set a timer for each challenge.
🎁 Download: Printable challenges for kids
Click on the image below to download the building challenges and use them with your kids.
If you don’t have a printer at home, you can quickly write the challenges on pieces of paper.
⭐ For more fun challenges for kids, check out the Family Fun at Home pack.
Enjoy the ideas and have a wonderful day!