Reusable Baking Soda Volcano – Summer Survival

This week  in our Summer Survival for Moms of Boys series we are focusing on creating, crafting and building.  Today’s post is a fun and easy Reusable Baking Soda Volcano from 30 Minute Crafts.  Attention Pinners: If you love this idea as much as I do, please click through to the original post before pinning or repin from our Pinterest Board below. Thank you!  If you have never made a baking soda volcano with your kids before it is a must!  And this reusable baking soda volcano is perfect because it can be used over and over again.  Just be sure to have plenty of baking soda and vinegar on hand. 😉   I love the simple materials she uses and the fact that her boys were able to get involved in constructing, painting and playing with the volcano.  So make sure to click over and see how it is made here: Reusable Baking Soda Volcano […]

Bouncing Egg Experiment – Simple Science

I have been wanting to try this Bouncing Egg Experiment for a long time just to see if it would really work.  Can you really make a raw egg bounce without it’s shell?  Yes!  And I’ll show you how. Post contains affiliate links. Bouncing Egg Experiment I love simple science projects and this bouncing egg experiment was as easy as they come.  It does take a few days so make sure you have plenty of time if you are wanting to try this. […]

8 Simple Science Projects: Easy Enough for the Smallest Scientist

These simple science projects are easy enough for even the smallest scientist with a little help from mom or dad.  And most of them can be done with items found around the house. Simple Science Projects We are on the countdown until school gets out this coming Wednesday and so the search is on for fun ideas and activities to keep my boys entertained. My boys always love doing science experiments so today I thought I would share some of the simple science projects we have previously done on our blog.  These are all simple ideas that can mostly be done with items you have around the house (minus maybe a few ingredients.) […]

Will it Float? Simple Science with Prediction Chart

Will it float or sink?  My boys had so much fun gathering and testing different objects to see if they would sink or float when placed in water.  Their guesses were not always accurate. Simple Science: Will it Float? I love simple science projects that even my youngest scientists can enjoy.  This week’s simple science project we named, “Will it Float?”  We started by having my two youngest boys go throughout the house and find items that they wanted to test in the water to see if they would float or sink. […]

Saturday Science Blog Hop

Welcome to this week’s Saturday Science Blog hop!  I am off this week livin’ it up at SNAP blogging conference but I wanted to feature some really fun science projects from the girls of Saturday Science.  Make sure you click through to their sites and check out all of the awesomeness found on their blogs.  I will be back next week with another Simple Science project but until then, feel free to check out the Simple Science Projects found right here at The Joys of Boys. […]

Simple Science: Mentos and Soda Geyser

This post contains affiliate links. Any purchases made through the links go to help with the expenses of running The Joys of Boys. Soda Geyser I’m so excited to share this week’s Simple Science experiment.  This Soda Geyser is one of my all-time favorite science experiments to do with my boys.  It involves something exploding so of course it is right up their alley!  My boys would have watched this experiment all day if we had an unlimited amount of soda and Mentos. […]

Dancing Fruit Experiment-Simple Science

Dancing Fruit Experiment Satruday Science Blog Hop and Link Up It’s Saturday which means it is time for Saturday Science.  Every Saturday I will be linking up with  some amazing bloggers to bring you the Saturday Science Blog Hop and Link Up. I still remember the day in 5th grade when my teacher showed us the Dancing Fruit experiment for the first time.   That memory came back to me out-of-the-blue and is what caused me to put on some music, pour some fizzy soda and introduce my kids to one of the coolest (and easiest) science project around.   This is probably one of the simplest science projects you could possibly do, and you know how much we love simple science. 🙂 What you need: […]

Rainbow Milk Experiment: Simple Science

Rainbow Milk Experiment I am so excited to be working with some fabulous bloggers to bring you Saturday Science Blog Hop and Linky Party!!  This is my first week participating so check out the bottom of this post for links to some other great science projects and link up your own if you have any. Last week my son had Rainbow week in Kindergarten and we brought Fruity Rainbow Crispy Treats and Rainbow Fruit Snacks.  And to end their week of learning about rainbows they did a Rainbow Milk Experiment and my 5-year-old was so excited to tell me all about it and try it at home. […]

Balloon Rockets

Balloon Rockets We all know that boys love anything that explodes, starts on fire or can fly through the air.  We have made paper rockets in the past and these balloon rockets provided my boys with the ability to let things fly in the house without getting in trouble. 😉  And all you need is items that most likely can be found laying around the house.  Don’t you just love inexpensive entertainment? Supplies needed: […]

Simple Science: Homemade Gak Recipe

Gak Recipe Last week I got the call from the school that my oldest son wasn’t feeling well.  The nurse said he was complaining about a stomach ache so baby and I headed out to the school to pick him up.  After he came home and rested for a while he realized that life at home can be pretty boring during the day when all of your playmates, aka brothers, are at school.  We had found a fun Science book for kids at the library so he started perusing the pages and came upon a homemade Gak recipe. […]

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