Weekly Theme: Things That Go
Turn Chairs Into a Pretend Trolley
Children often feel left behind when their favorite grownups go off in cars and planes. This pretend play activity can help your child with the idea of going away and coming back.
Explore Gravity and Friction With Marble Runs
Bring the excitement of an amusement park into your home by building a marble roller coaster.
Featured Activity: Bingo
Fire Truck Number Hunt
Let your child take the driver’s seat practicing number recognition in this simple math game, Fire Truck Number Hunt.
Stick Bombs: Experimenting with Kinetic Energy
Made from woven popsicle sticks, stick bombs are powered by tension. You create the tension by weaving the sticks together. When released, the sticks fly up into the air!
In this activity, your child will build a ramp and then use a toy car to test which of two surfaces has the least amount of resistance or friction.
Make Straw Paper Airplanes
With just a few straws, some construction paper, scissors, and tape, you and your child can make a paper airplane that looks…absolutely ridiculous!… but flies so well that the whole family will be trying to come up with the ultimate flier.