Science

Anatomy

Printable Body Parts

Printable Body Parts

Study human body anatomy with kids using life-size printable body parts and make it extra interactive and fun! When teaching human body anatomy to children and discussing all the layers of systems that keep our bodies alive, it is paramount to have good illustrations:...

Life-Size Printable Muscular System for Kids

Life-Size Printable Muscular System for Kids

With this printable set, make a life-size muscular system for kids to study anatomy the hands-on way! A few years ago, we made a set of life-size paper organs for my son to study anatomy with. With their help, he could build paper models of a few body systems,...

Anatomy Books for Kids

Anatomy Books for Kids

Pick one of these anatomy books for kids to supplement your studies of the human body! Children start asking questions about their bodies very early. A younger sibling on the way prompts, "Where do babies come from?" An argument over candies naturally leads to a...

Anatomy Printable Paper Doll for Kids

Anatomy Printable Paper Doll for Kids

Study the human body anatomy with kids by making a set of printable anatomy paper dolls, with each layer showcasing a different body system! What is inside of me? How does my body work? What is this part of me doing? Most kids are genuinely fascinated with their...

Life-Size Printable Human Skeleton for Kids

Life-Size Printable Human Skeleton for Kids

Make a life-size printable human skeleton with kids! The printable skeleton template comes as a PDF file, which is easy to cut and assemble. Skeletons are fascinating! Especially when you are seven or eight... First of all, kids at that age have some insatiable...

Human Body Anatomy Play-Dough Mats for Kids

Human Body Anatomy Play-Dough Mats for Kids

The human body anatomy printable play-dough mats let children combine science with art while building 3D versions of body systems. Play-dough is fun! Both my kids started playing with it when they were barely toddlers, and they don't seem to plan on stopping any time...

Botany

Flower Symmetry: Draw the Missing Half Art Prompts

Flower Symmetry: Draw the Missing Half Art Prompts

Use flower symmetry as a way to explain symmetry to children, then create beautiful symmetrical flower drawings with these printable draw-the-missing-half art prompts! Explaining the concept of symmetry doesn't have to be abstract and theoretical. A good start to the...

Fall Leaf Suncatchers with Free Printable Templates

Fall Leaf Suncatchers with Free Printable Templates

Make fall leaf suncatchers that look like stained glass! This autumn craft comes together quickly with five free printable templates and makes for an easy way to decorate windows in celebration of the season. It has been a while since we decorated windows with our...

Math in Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Math in Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Math in Nature scavenger hunt for kids sends the players on an outdoor chase for nature treasures. While looking for items to check off their lists, the players learn interesting facts about nature, while practising basic math. In a scavenger hunt game, each player...

Free Printable Nature Journal

Free Printable Nature Journal

Learn how to start a printable nature journal with kids using a free template that offers ten creative prompts. This simple STEM activity will encourage kids to go outside, explore nature scientifically, then record their nature finds artistically! Our appreciation of...

Draw the Missing Half: Leaf Art Study

Draw the Missing Half: Leaf Art Study

Challenge your kids to draw the missing half of a leaf. A fun autumn nature craft and an art study of a leaf! ALSO TRY: Draw the Missing Half: Flowers, Draw the Missing Half: Landmarks, Draw the Missing Half: Vehicles, Draw the Missing Half: Insects. The post contains...

Flower Petal Candle Holders

Flower Petal Candle Holders

Before autumn overtakes our garden, we decided to preserve some of our summer memories in the form of dried flower petals. From them we made flower petal candle holders. The last summer hooray! Over the last few years, we have tried growing quite a variety...

Zoology

Printable Dog Breed Game

Printable Dog Breed Game

Using this Dog Breed Game, players will learn about the diversity of the dog world, in particular, twenty-four unique breeds! A spin-off of the classic guess-who game, it will make an excellent gift for dog lovers of all ages. Do you know which are the heaviest dogs...

Printable Dog Matching Game (80+ cards)

Printable Dog Matching Game (80+ cards)

Try our printable Dog Matching Game and match over 80 dog-themed cards! Dogs are a remarkably diverse species in size, colouration, and even temperament! Compare a tiny Chihuahua with a giant Mastiff, a sturdy Pug with a long-legged Afghan Hound! Playing a Dog...

50 Printable Bird Flashcards with Fun Facts

50 Printable Bird Flashcards with Fun Facts

Study the wonderful diversity of the bird world with a set of fifty printable bird flashcards and posters! Birds are a wonderfully diverse group. Let's take flying, for instance. Peregrine falcons dive from the skies at a speed of over 300 km/h (186 mph), which makes...

Animal Trivia for Kids

Animal Trivia for Kids

Animal Trivia for kids is a printable educational game that introduces players to the amazing animal diversity on our planet. Challenge each other to a battle of wits and learn together! Which bird is among the smartest animals on the planet? What do elephants use...

How to Make 3D Paper Insects with Printable Templates

How to Make 3D Paper Insects with Printable Templates

Learn how to make 3D paper insects and study insect anatomy with this printable insect kit! Insects are fascinating! For a start, they live very close to us, as a natural part of our surroundings. Compare how often one sees a live bear with how many encounters one has...

Animal Magna-Tile Idea Cards

Animal Magna-Tile Idea Cards

Combine the study of animals with engineering by using these printable magna tile idea cards and inspiring young builders to create 40 animal designs from magnetic tiles! In order to make a connection with a new topic of study, it sometimes helps to tie it in with an...

15 Animal Drawing Ideas

15 Animal Drawing Ideas

Following these animal drawing ideas, discover fun animal facts and create fifteen science-themed pictures! Reading about animals is fascinating, but turning facts into art helps children to analyze the information, interpret it and make it a part of personal...

LEGO Animals Instructions

LEGO Animals Instructions

Use LEGO animals instructions to build twenty animals from all around the world and their habitats! LEGO must really be one of the most amazing toys ever invented. It allows children to explore any concept in a hands-on way! When my children learned letters, we made...

Animal Habitat Project

Animal Habitat Project

Complete animal habitat projects with LEGO bricks. With our printable pack, you can study eight principle biomes, design them and play with them! From a cute arctic fox prowling the Arctic tundra to a mighty elephant lumbering over the African savanna, this pack...

Printable Endangered Animals Game

Printable Endangered Animals Game

Our Endangered Animals game introduces kids to the topic of endangered species, threats to their survival, and efforts being made to protect them. Many animals that live on Earth right now are considered endangered. There are currently more than 31,000 species on the...

Environment

Magnetic Tile Earth Puzzle for Kids

Magnetic Tile Earth Puzzle for Kids

Explore our globe in greater detail by making a magnetic tile Earth with printable stickers. A great activity for Earth Day - or any time you want to study geography with kids! Magnetic tiles have surprising versatility as an educational toy. We've used them for so...

Earth Science Trivia: Printable Game with 144 Questions

Earth Science Trivia: Printable Game with 144 Questions

Use the Earth Science Trivia game and learn more about our amazing planet, while playing this printable educational game for kids! Earth is a truly unique and wonderful place. Billions of animals, plants, and other living organisms co-exist together on our planet,...

Printable Endangered Animals Game

Printable Endangered Animals Game

Our Endangered Animals game introduces kids to the topic of endangered species, threats to their survival, and efforts being made to protect them. Many animals that live on Earth right now are considered endangered. There are currently more than 31,000 species on the...

Planet Earth: Clay Craft for Earth Day & Earth Study

Planet Earth: Clay Craft for Earth Day & Earth Study

Celebrate Earth Day with kids by making this Earth craft from air-dry clay! I always get excited about trying new art and craft supplies! Our latest discovery was in the sculpting department and, after a few tries, turned out to be my favourite air-dry clay to use...

Free Printable Weather Wheel for Kids

Free Printable Weather Wheel for Kids

For preschools and kindergartens, supplement a weather study unit with this cute and free printable weather wheel for kids! Weather observation is one scientific interaction we all have with nature on a daily basis. We wake up, we look out of the window, and we...

Cloud Wheel with Cloud Identification Guide for Kids

Cloud Wheel with Cloud Identification Guide for Kids

This cloud wheel with a cloud identification guide will help children to observe weather and learn to identify ten of the most common types of clouds. Cirrus. Cumulus. Nimbostratus. I have always found the names of clouds fascinating. Why, they sound almost magical. I...

Recycling Bingo Printable Game for Kids

Recycling Bingo Printable Game for Kids

Practice separating recyclable items from trash by following the bingo cards of this printable Recycling Bingo Game! A fun Earth Day activity for kids that will introduce them to the basic ideas of recycling. Recycling is an important subject these days. Recycling...

Recycling Sorting Game

Recycling Sorting Game

This recycling sorting game for kids is a fun way to introduce them to the basics of re-purposing waste. It is great either as an Earth day activity or to get them acquainted with the recycling program in your neighbourhood! Also check our new Recycling Games...

ENGINEERING

Magna-Tiles

30 Architecture Magnetic Tile Ideas

30 Architecture Magnetic Tile Ideas

Explore civic, domestic, and vernacular structures with these architecture magnetic tile ideas! Over the years, our kids have tried to push the envelope on what they could make with their magnetic tiles. Some tiles are badly scuffed from having been shoes, some rusted...

32 Autumn Magnetic Tile Ideas

32 Autumn Magnetic Tile Ideas

Build these easy magnetic tile ideas while celebrating autumn and autumn holidays—Halloween, Thanksgiving, Moon Festival, Día de Muertos, and others! Some toys seem to have endless potential for play. Magnetic tiles have been an example of such a toy in our household....

300 Creative Magna Tile Ideas

300 Creative Magna Tile Ideas

Looking for Magna Tile ideas for kids to build? Choose one of 320+ printable Magna Tile cards and build away! There are letters, numbers, geometric shapes, 2D/3D creative designs, animals, and seasonal ideas. The sad truth of parenthood is most toys eventually fall...

Magnetic Tile Earth Puzzle for Kids

Magnetic Tile Earth Puzzle for Kids

Explore our globe in greater detail by making a magnetic tile Earth with printable stickers. A great activity for Earth Day - or any time you want to study geography with kids! Magnetic tiles have surprising versatility as an educational toy. We've used them for so...

Spring Magnetic Tile Ideas

Spring Magnetic Tile Ideas

Build these seasonal magnetic tile ideas while celebrating the spring season and its holidays - Easter, Earth Day, St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day, and others. Spring is a season of rebirth and rejuvenation. Children's relationships with their toys can be seasonal...

Animal Magna-Tile Idea Cards

Animal Magna-Tile Idea Cards

Combine the study of animals with engineering by using these printable magna tile idea cards and inspiring young builders to create 40 animal designs from magnetic tiles! In order to make a connection with a new topic of study, it sometimes helps to tie it in with an...

200 Printable Magna Tiles Designs

200 Printable Magna Tiles Designs

Looking for new Magna Tiles designs to build? Here are our favourite Magna Tiles ideas to make, with printable cards for inspiration. No matter how exciting and desirable initially, even the best toys tend to fall out of favour. Take LEGO, for example! A great toy,...

Magna Tiles Matching Game

Magna Tiles Matching Game

Practice colour, shape and pattern recognition with this simple Magna Tile matching game you can make with magnetic building tiles! Don't you like it when kids invent their own educational games? It is a moment of perfect parental pride and satisfaction! The other...

Magnetic Tiles Number Challenge Cards

Magnetic Tiles Number Challenge Cards

A great addition to a math corner for preschool and kindergarten, these printable cards encourage kids to make numbers from Magna-Tiles, Picasso Tiles, and other magnetic tiles. Also check: Magnetic Tiles Uppercase Alphabet, Magnetic Tiles Lowercase Alphabet, Magnetic...

Lego

70 Lego Building Challenges with FREE Printable Cards

70 Lego Building Challenges with FREE Printable Cards

70 free printable Lego building challenges will make a great addition to any young builder's workstation! A few weeks ago, we watched "Lego Masters". If you haven't heard of it before, it's a TV series that features a bunch of competitions in Lego building. Each...

LEGO Animals Instructions

LEGO Animals Instructions

Use LEGO animals instructions to build twenty animals from all around the world and their habitats! LEGO must really be one of the most amazing toys ever invented. It allows children to explore any concept in a hands-on way! When my children learned letters, we made...

Animal Habitat Project

Animal Habitat Project

Complete animal habitat projects with LEGO bricks. With our printable pack, you can study eight principle biomes, design them and play with them! From a cute arctic fox prowling the Arctic tundra to a mighty elephant lumbering over the African savanna, this pack...

LEGO Duplo Alphabet Mats

LEGO Duplo Alphabet Mats

Build the alphabet with Duplo bricks, using these printable Lego Duplo Alphabet Mats with uppercase and lowercase letter designs! Also check: Lego 3D AlphabetLego 2D AlphabetPattern Block AlphabetMagna-Tiles Alphabet Before my son was old enough to dedicate the living...

LEGO Alphabet

LEGO Alphabet

Use these printable LEGO alphabet mats to combine early literacy with STEM and teach letters in a playful hands-on way! Everything is a little more fun with LEGO! That’s why we try to include the blocks into as many of our learning activities as we can. The kids love...

LEGO Letters Printable

LEGO Letters Printable

Teach your children the alphabet in a playful hands-on way by making Lego letters! Also check: Lego 3D AlphabetLego Duplo AlphabetPattern Block AlphabetMagna-Tiles Alphabet About LEGO Letters If you have a LEGO lover around, you know that everything is a little more...

Lego Duplo Animals and Alphabet

Lego Duplo Animals and Alphabet

Build Lego Duplo animals while learning the alphabet! Included are 26 free printable cards with animal and letter designs. My son was not among the natural early readers. He never worried about mastering his letters, as long as there were things to tinker with and his...

12 Spring Lego Projects for Easter Egg Hunt or Basket

12 Spring Lego Projects for Easter Egg Hunt or Basket

A couple of days ago, I wrote about the LEGO Easter eggs we made to fill with small LEGO surprises for our Easter egg hunt. I haven't mentioned that in this case the chickens came before eggs - that is, we planned our LEGO surprises first. We have been working on the...

Lego Doodle Cars

Lego Doodle Cars

We hear a lot about cars around our place...  we draw them, we build them, we read about them, and we trip over them! Vehicles have been Budster's immutable passion for about a year, and we begin to wonder if he will ever tire of them. He delights that there...

Pattern Blocks

50 Animal Pattern Block Mats

50 Animal Pattern Block Mats

These 50 animal pattern block designs are perfect for STEM centres in your preschool or kindergarten! Children will learn the names of animals, practice building skills and math – all at once. Many classrooms, homeschool or traditional, have pattern blocks. These...

Birds: Free Pattern Block Designs

Birds: Free Pattern Block Designs

Get the free printable pack of bird pattern block designs for STEM centres in your preschool and kindergarten! Children will learn the names of birds, practice building skills and math - all at once. In most classrooms, whether homeschool or traditional, pattern...

Easter & Spring Pattern Block Design Templates

Easter & Spring Pattern Block Design Templates

Get the free printable pack of Easter and spring pattern block designs for STEM centers in your preschool and kindergarten! Pattern blocks are far from being new in most classrooms, but they were a recent discovery for us. Even though we already have a lot of building...

Pattern Block Alphabet: Printable Challenge Cards

Pattern Block Alphabet: Printable Challenge Cards

Combine early literacy with STEM and teach the alphabet in a playful hands-on way with these printable pattern block cards! Also check: Lego 3D AlphabetLego 2D AlphabetLego Duplo AlphabetMagna-Tiles Alphabet One of the latest additions to our classroom are these...

Other Engineering Projects

Free Printable Dollhouse Template

Free Printable Dollhouse Template

Learn how to make a cardboard or paper dollhouse with this free printable dollhouse template! We all know that cardboard boxes rank high in the realm of toy potential. They can be turned into cars, boats, airplanes, robot helmets, or dollhouses - more or less...

Medieval Shadow Puppets with Moving Parts

Medieval Shadow Puppets with Moving Parts

Learn how to make shadow puppets with moving parts and have playful shadow puppet duels with these articulated knight puppets! We love shadow puppets! Over the years, we have created many different shadow puppet templates. Some have been fairy-tales, others have...

DIY Steampunk Wooden Robots

DIY Steampunk Wooden Robots

Introduce kids to woodworking by challenging them to create these whimsical steampunk wooden robots - from wood, screws and metal scraps! There is a certain appeal to a pile of loose hardware, wouldn't you say? All those nuts, bolts and little metal scraps seem so...

How to Make Simple Articulated Robots with Kids

How to Make Simple Articulated Robots with Kids

Build a simple articulated wooden robot! It is a great engineering project to teach kids how articulation works and a perfect woodworking project for beginners. My kids have a lot of toys. When I've just tripped over one, I tend to think they have too many....

Pumpkin House: Engineering Project for Kids

Pumpkin House: Engineering Project for Kids

Learn the tips and tricks of how to build a pumpkin house for an autumn STEM project with kids! If I learned something from my son, who loves building, it would be this - anything can be used for engineering constructions! I still remember him vividly at...

How to Make a Castle from Cardboard

How to Make a Castle from Cardboard

Learn how to make a castle from cardboard, paper rolls and other recyclables!  Chances are, you have a lot of packing tubes, paper towel and wrapping paper rolls, potato chip or nut containers in your recycling bin. We sure did. At least, until we decided to make...

How to Make a Windmill Model with a Printable Pattern

How to Make a Windmill Model with a Printable Pattern

Make a windmill model at home and hold an engineering study with children! With a printable template, building your own toy windmill is a quick and easy STEM activity. Windmills are fascinating machines, both aesthetically and technologically. For centuries, they...

Backyard Railroad Engineering: Outdoor STEM Challenge for Kids

Backyard Railroad Engineering: Outdoor STEM Challenge for Kids

Like many kids, my son likes everything on wheels. Cars, construction machinery, emergency vehicles, trains. Especially trains. He also loves playing in the backyard, and for several summer now, I've been thinking how much fun it would be to build a railroad outside....

How to Make a Bean Teepee for Backyard Play

How to Make a Bean Teepee for Backyard Play

If you're looking for a kids' gardening project this summer, try building a bean teepee. This natural play tent is a fun addition to the backyard and a perfect hideout for little explorers. Last summer was our first as home owners, and we were as excited about...

DIY Foam Glider Airplane with Printable Pattern & Design

DIY Foam Glider Airplane with Printable Pattern & Design

Do your kids like foam glider airplanes? Craft a DIY version together at home! With a printable pattern, it's very easy. In my opinion, foam airplanes are on par with balloons for kids. Both are simple, but bring exuberant amount of fun to kids. Never last long...

DIY Layer Blocks for Building Doll Houses and Ramps

DIY Layer Blocks for Building Doll Houses and Ramps

If your kids are into STEM activities and building, these wooden layer blocks will add a new dimension to their wooden block play and allow them to build multi-leveled doll houses, garages and towers! A few years ago, when we first started playing with wooden building...

Scrap Robots: STEM Challenge

Scrap Robots: STEM Challenge

Put together a tinkering box with odd hardware pieces and scrap metal, add a set of magnets and have STEAM building fun with kids, creating quirky steampunk robots and machines. Building! Robots! With magnets! Each of these words must sound like a song to my son....

MATH

300 Creative Magna Tile Ideas

300 Creative Magna Tile Ideas

Looking for Magna Tile ideas for kids to build? Choose one of 320+ printable Magna Tile cards and build away! There are letters, numbers, geometric shapes, 2D/3D creative designs, animals, and seasonal ideas. The sad truth of parenthood is most toys eventually fall...

Draw the Missing Half: Landmarks

Draw the Missing Half: Landmarks

Use architectural landmarks to explain symmetry to children, then create simple symmetrical drawings with these printable draw-the-missing-half art prompts! Why is architectural symmetry so satisfying? One possible reason is that it reflects the human body, which has...

Homeschooling Tips & Tricks

Homeschooling Tips & Tricks

Are you considering homeschooling? Read our best homeschooling tips and tricks along with our top homeschooling curriculum choices! Over the last few weeks, several friends have approached me with questions about homeschooling. With the uncertainty about school...

Best Math Apps for Kids

Best Math Apps for Kids

We have selected the best math apps for kids that make math learning engaging, creative, and fun! Believing that the quality of screen time is as important as quantity, I have been collecting educational apps for my children for several years. It is a pretty...

Math Movement Dice

Math Movement Dice

Math Movement Dice turn practising math into a game! Children can practise their addition and subtraction facts, work on their gross motor skills and have fun at the same time. With the free printable template, you can make the dice and play it too! Children learn...

Flower Symmetry: Draw the Missing Half Art Prompts

Flower Symmetry: Draw the Missing Half Art Prompts

Use flower symmetry as a way to explain symmetry to children, then create beautiful symmetrical flower drawings with these printable draw-the-missing-half art prompts! Explaining the concept of symmetry doesn't have to be abstract and theoretical. A good start to the...

Math in Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Math in Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Math in Nature scavenger hunt for kids sends the players on an outdoor chase for nature treasures. While looking for items to check off their lists, the players learn interesting facts about nature, while practising basic math. In a scavenger hunt game, each player...

Robot Math: Printable Game of Art & Geometric Shapes for Kids

Robot Math: Printable Game of Art & Geometric Shapes for Kids

Robot Math is a printable game that challenges children to draw while working on simple geometry – shape drawing and recognition. Roll a die and see what kind of robot you will draw. My son loves to draw, but math isn't currently his strong suit. In order for him to...

Monster Math: Printable Game of Art and Numbers for Kids

Monster Math: Printable Game of Art and Numbers for Kids

Monster Math is a printable game that challenges children to draw while working on simple math - counting, number writing and recognition. Roll a die and see what kind of monster you will draw. My son loves to draw. He also enjoys building, crafting and even writing....

Board Games for Preschools

Board Games for Preschools

Board games for preschools make learning a part of everyday life! Do you wonder which are the best board games for preschoolers that adults would also like? Here is the list of our favourite games to play as a family with three- and four-year-olds. In our life before...

Magna Tiles Matching Game

Magna Tiles Matching Game

Practice colour, shape and pattern recognition with this simple Magna Tile matching game you can make with magnetic building tiles! Don't you like it when kids invent their own educational games? It is a moment of perfect parental pride and satisfaction! The other...

Magnetic Tiles Number Challenge Cards

Magnetic Tiles Number Challenge Cards

A great addition to a math corner for preschool and kindergarten, these printable cards encourage kids to make numbers from Magna-Tiles, Picasso Tiles, and other magnetic tiles. Also check: Magnetic Tiles Uppercase Alphabet, Magnetic Tiles Lowercase Alphabet, Magnetic...

Draw the Missing Half: Leaf Art Study

Draw the Missing Half: Leaf Art Study

Challenge your kids to draw the missing half of a leaf. A fun autumn nature craft and an art study of a leaf! ALSO TRY: Draw the Missing Half: Flowers, Draw the Missing Half: Landmarks, Draw the Missing Half: Vehicles, Draw the Missing Half: Insects. The post contains...

Draw the Missing Half: Vehicles

Draw the Missing Half: Vehicles

Draw the missing half of a vehicle! These printable drawing prompts are good for introducing symmetry and basic geometric shapes to children. Also try: Draw the Missing Half: Flowers, Draw the Missing Half: Insects, Draw the Missing Half:...

Draw the Missing Half: Insects

Draw the Missing Half: Insects

Draw the missing half of an insect to make the picture complete! These drawing prompts are good for children learning the concept of symmetry and, of course, for all young insect enthusiasts. ALSO TRY: Draw the Missing Half: Flowers, Draw the Missing Half: Vehicles,...