Tag: kids

Science Craft: Cell o' Jell-O

My girl came home last night with an assignment to make some kind of model of a cell and its organelles.  And we decided to make it out of homemade Jell-o Gummies.  The results were not quite as spectacular as we’d hoped, but it’s still kind of cool, the project was LOTS of fun, and I think a few tweaks would make it awesome. My friends asked for a how-to, so here you go. Just note, this process is still under development!

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Catching up with my Dream Readers

This assignment is easy peasy, since I’m lucky enough to already have my two favorite dream readers right here with me. My kids have read and re-read my blogs more faithfully than anyone I know, and in fact they’re part of the reason I’m finally taking this course!

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Under Pressure: Water Bottle Science Tricks

My girl showed me an awesome trick today: by twisting a nearly-empty water bottle at its middle, you can make the water inside it boil. Watch out for that lid when it pops, not to mention the escaping steam! We recommend trying this outside, and wearing the wrapper like an upcycled wristband. 😉

Two other neat tricks to try:

Handy Candy

“Bye, Mom! Feel free to take some candy from my drawer!” “Haha, sweet girl, I don’t need to eat your candy. Thanks though.” “No really, Mom. It’s a great stress reliever.” If she weren’t still […]

“Mary, don’t criticize Mom for her Utah accent.”

Never thought I’d hear my kids say that! Utah accent? Me? I guess I did grow up in “American Fark” — though I’ve never heard anyone under age 82 call it that seriously.

This criticism was invoked when I said “Settlers of Catan” with three syllables in Settlers.


Mary calls it “Set-lers” instead.

How do you say it? 😛