As the school year ramps up, you may find your kids struggling to keep up a bigger nightly homework load than last year. Since the new school year brings harder academic standards, fall is a good time to reevaluate priorities. Shift the focus away from extracurricular activities to encourage your child’s love of learning with fun activities at home. Whether your children enjoy science, engineering, or art, you can find activity kits that fit every interest and academic goal.
5 Smart Toys Your Child Will Love
If you’re looking for activity kits that will encourage your child’s development of different academic skills, you should check out the toy company MindWare. From chemistry to engineering (and even pottery), you can select items that will wow your child, and keep you happy too.
Science Academy Soap Lab
For neat, at home science projects, you can check out Science Academy Clean Chemistry Kits. Since these kids come in a set of three, you can try out three entirely different projects. Each lab offers a great experience individually.
With the Soap Lab, kids can see how soap is really made. From turning solid material into a liquid (and back into a solid), playing with color, and more, this lab encourages creativity and makes learning fun.
Handmade soap also makes a nice holiday gift for relatives. Last year, Samantha made soaps and wrapped them in ribbons or put them in small, nice, paper bags to give away to her extended relatives. Everyone loved the soaps.
Science Academy Perfume Lab
For a multi-sensory approach to learning, check out the Perfume Lab. Children can experiment with scents and invent their own delicious smelling formula. Since my daughters are enamored with my designer perfumes, this is a fun, safe way for them to play with the idea of using perfume, while also learning key concepts.
With this activity kit, not only do you learn about the biology and chemistry involved in making perfume, but you also gain experience using bottles and beakers. Trying out this experiment at home can help children gain confidence in science class.
Science Academy Lip Balm Lab
Children love using lip balm, and now they get to experiment with how it’s made. With the Lip Balm lab, you can follow simple, step by step instructions to create your own style of lip balm. Test the lip balm out with your neighbors and friends to see which style is the most popular.
For a fun, interactive experience, this trio of lab kits gets children learning science, while also having a good time. These kids show children that science isn’t as complicated as it seems. Science is all around us, and it’s everywhere. When you can see how science is behind some of your favorite products, it seems less complex and less intimidating to learn.
Pottery Wheel For Beginners
With the Pottery Wheel for Beginners set, you can design your own pottery. From sculpting to painting, you get hands on experience working with clay. If your child is interested in learning pottery but you don’t want to pay for lessons yet, this is a good way to get started.
My daughter loves when she gets to work with clay in art class. This kid-friendly, easy-to-use set is perfect for helping her work on skills in an area she enjoys.
Q-BA-MAZE 2.0: Rails Builder Set
If your child aspires to be an engineer, the Q-BA-MAZE 2.0: Rails Builder Set is ideal. Combining building skills and speed testing, the set will bring a smile to your child’s face. Eagerly waiting to see the marble speed down, your child can consider how to improve the maze. To try out different paths, you can connect the rails in different ways.
Whether your child is interested in science, engineering, or art, Mindware has an excellent selection. Giving your child educational extension activities at home doesn’t have to be difficult. Simplify at home learning with fun activities your child actually wants to do.
Have you seen your children make huge progress in an academic area (science, engineering, art, or otherwise), with at home learning activities? Share your experience below in the comments!
I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion!